Cricket supporters will be given free admission to Trent Bridge when Notts Outlaws face Unicorns in the Clydesdale Bank 40 on Monday.

Trent Bridge will host several high-profile fixtures in the coming weeks with the Outlaws needing to beat Worcestershire Royals on Friday to guarantee top-spot in the North Group of the Friends Life t20 ahead of their guaranteed home quarter-final in early August.

England face India in an npower Test Match from Friday 29 July and Sri Lanka ‘A’ face Nottinghamshire in a three-day tour match from Wednesday 10 August.

The Unicorns arrive on Monday having lost all six of their Clydesdale Bank 40 fixture this season whilst Notts are mid-table with a record of two wins and three defeats in their five fixtures to date.

“It’s a quirk of the fixture calendar that we’ve been given a limited overs match on a Monday that is not a public holiday and we felt that it was a good opportunity to give everyone an opportunity to visit our ground and see the team in action,” said Nottinghamshire Chief Executive Derek Brewer.

“We’re hopeful that sports fans from across Nottinghamshire will appreciate the gesture and they will be made to feel very welcome at Trent Bridge.

“More than 100,000 people will watch cricket here in July and we relish the opportunity to host high-profile fixtures.”

Supporters wishing to attend Monday’s match will be issued with a complimentary ticket as they enter the ground.