Cricket Australia said they were hopeful of organizing the Ashes series in front of a full crowd later this year, but insisted that they would follow government advice when it comes to accepting travel supporters because England The program for male and female tours was released on Tuesday.
The five-Test men’s Ashes will begin in Brisbane from 8 December, before the day-night match in Adelaide. This will be followed by the traditional Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
With the fifth Test at Optus Stadium in Perth, Sydney would, however, be the location of the fourth Test rather than the series finale, as is customary.
Both of those latter two matches are scheduled for January.
Between November 2020 and January this year, Australia suffered a 2–1 defeat to India in a memorable four-Test series played in front of a low crowd due to a coronavirus epidemic.
Non-essential travel from the UK to Australia as a result of Kovid-19 is currently not permitted.
“The lessons learned from successfully delivering a safe heat in 20-21 give us confidence in what we are capable of achieving, and we are all looking forward to the warmth of the entire crowd and the atmosphere of the Ashes, all of which we Are used to. ” Cricket Australia’s interim chief executive Nick Hockley said.
“In an ideal world, we would welcome England fans to these shores for a summer of singing and sporting spirit. Of course, we will be guided by the Australian Government on everything related to international travel.”
England’s men’s practice schedule will be announced in due time before the Ashes.
Meanwhile a multi-format series between England and Australian women will begin with a unilateral Test in Canberra from 27–30 January, followed by three Twenty20 and three One Day Internationals.
England and Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive Tom Harrison said, “2022 is going to be an amazing year for women’s cricket.”
With the Ashes, a World Cup in New Zealand and a domestic Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, it could be a historic year for our team.
Australia captured the men’s Ashes after a 2–2 draw in England in 2019, when their women’s team won the series with a strong margin of four by 12 points.
Men’s ashes 2021/22
December 8-12: First Test, Gaba, Brisbane
16-20 December: Second Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (day / night)
December 26-30: Third Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
January 5-9: Fourth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
14–18 January: 5th Test, Optus Stadium, Perth
January 27-30: Test, Manuka Oval, Canberra
4 February: First T20, North Sydney Oval, Sydney
6 February: Second T20, North Sydney Oval
10 February: Third T20, Adelaide Oval
13 February: First ODI, Adelaide Oval
16 February: Second ODI, Junction Oval, Melbourne
19 February: Third ODI, Junction Oval, Melbourne