The Sydney Cricket Ground will continue to host Tests and one-dayers for the next five years but Twenty20 internationals could be held in the city's larger ANZ Stadium, which hosted the 2000 Olympics. An agreement between Cricket Australia and Cricket New South Wales will ensure Tests and one-day internationals remain at the SCG for the next five years.

Last November, the possibility was raised of the SCG losing out as a venue for the 2010-11 Ashes following a staging row between Cricket NSW and the SCG Trust.

"The SCG is the home of cricket in Australia, one of the world's two finest cricket grounds," Rodney Cavalier, the SCG Trust chairman, said. "Test matches have been played at the SCG since 1882. That tradition will continue. The SCG is where the players want to play, where the cricket lover wants to come."

Ashes tickets go on sale to Australian Cricket Family members on Wednesday and will be on general sale from July 20.