September 10, 2002

Proposed international cricket fixtures for 2003 season

The ECB today announced the list of proposed venues to stage various international fixtures during the 2003 season.

Please note that venues cannot be confirmed and tickets will not go on sale until staging agreements have been completed between the individual grounds and the ECB. Trent Bridge is the only ground to have completed their staging agreement to date and it is hoped that the remaining agreements will be concluded by the end of October 2002.

2003 npower Test Series against Zimbabwe

Thu 22 - Mon 26 May 1st Test v Zimbabwe Lord's Thu 5 - Mon 9 June 2nd Test v Zimbabwe Durham

2003 NatWest Challenge

Tue 17 June England v Pakistan Old Trafford (f) Fri 20 June England v Pakistan AMP Oval Sun 22 June England v Pakistan Lord's

2003 NatWest Series

Thu 26 June England v Zimbabwe Trent Bridge Sat 28 June England v South Africa AMP Oval Sun 29 June Zimbabwe v South Africa Canterbury Tue 1 July England v Zimbabwe Headingley Thu 3 July England v South Africa Old Trafford(f) Sat 5 July Zimbabwe v South Africa Cardiff Sun 6 July England v Zimbabwe Bristol Tue 8 July England v South Africa Edgbaston(f) Thu 10 July Zimbabwe v South Africa Rose Bowl Sat 12 July Final Lord's

2003 npower Test Series against South Africa

Thu 24 - Mon 28 July 1st Test v South Africa Edgbaston Thu 31 July - Mon 4 Aug 2nd Test v South Africa Lord's Thu 14 - Mon 18 Aug 3rd Test v South Africa Trent Bridge Thu 21 - Mon 25 Aug 4th Test v South Africa Headingley Thu 4 - Mon 8 September 5th Test v South Africa AMP Oval

Bold print = confirmed fixtures (f) = floodlit match

For further information please contact John Read, ECB Director of Corporate Affairs, on 0207-432-1244.