"We placed our commitment to the local community at the heart of our bid to host the new T20 competition, and I look forward to welcoming more of our neighbours to the ground in the years to come as cricket reaches out to a new and wider audience".
The need for a reasonable geographical spread hurt the Ageas Bowl's longstanding ambition to stage an Ashes Test in 2023, Edgbaston, Headingley...
"The club has made a significant investment into the stadium over the last decade and we have some of the best facilities in world cricket along with the largest capacity outside of London".
In total, 30 Test Matches, 30 One-Day Internationals, 30 International T20 matches, 10 domestic finals, as well as the eight partnership agreements for the new eight-team T20 competition were awarded over the five-year period. When you combine that with our proven ability to sell out the stadium for high profile matches, this enabled us to put forward a compelling case to the European Central Bank to host regular Test Matches, a regular supply of limited over internationals and to continue as the home of the T20 Blast Finals Day over this five-year period.
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The new tournament will see eight city-based franchises compete for the title across a 38-day period, with the top four teams progressing to the play-offs, mirroring the format used in the Big Bash League in Australia and the Indian Premier League.
As a consolation, Trent Bridge was awarded hosting rights for Test matches in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2024.
The decision was made by the ECB Board earlier today following recommendations set out by the Host Venue Panel - an independent advisory group.
Awarding global cricket to revenue-hungry grounds is a thankless task. Hosting an Ashes Test has been a long-time dream of Rod Bransgrove, Hampshire's chairman.