Press News | 11th April 2008

Australia double up at Trent Bridge

Cricket fans in the East Midlands will get to see Australia in action at Trent Bridge not once, but twice next summer.

Nottinghamshire’s enticing schedule of international matches for 2009 has been extended with the news that they will host two NatWest One-Day Internationals against the Aussies.

That follows the announcement that Trent Bridge has joined Lord’s and The Oval as a venue for the ICC World Twenty20 next year.

And international cricket will also be on the agenda in 2010 as England play an npower Test against West Indies and a NatWest ODI against Bangladesh.

In 2011 it’s the turn of India to visit for a Test, while Sri Lanka will provide the opposition for a One-Day International.

Notts Chief Executive Derek Brewer said: “We are delighted to know that so many exciting internationals will be taking place at Trent Bridge over the next three years.

“This programme of matches will ensure that cricket fans in the region can continue to watch the world’s finest players in action and also boost the local economy and prestige.

“We have been well aware of the increased competition to host internationals, which is why we put in place the £8.2million redevelopment to increase our capacity to 17,000 and install permanent floodlights.

“Again, we are grateful to the support of East Midlands Development Agency, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council in making the redevelopment work possible.” 

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