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Hampshire: Ashes Test omission ‘robust’ for Ageas Bowl to take

The Ageas Bowl has been chosen as a venue to host the brand new eight-team T20 competitors from 2020

Hampshire could have to wait to discover out why the Ageas Bowl was not chosen to host an Ashes Test match, chief government David Mann has mentioned.

The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the venues for major matches between 2020 and 2024 on Wednesday.

The Ageas Bowl was not awarded a Test match throughout that five-year interval.

“The competition is pretty tough,” Mann advised BBC Radio Solent. “We were working hard to secure an Ashes Test and naturally we’re disappointed.”

Hampshire’s 16,500-capacity house floor, opened in 2001, has been chosen as certainly one of eight venues for a brand new city-based T20 competitors from 2020.

But after this summer time’s Test in opposition to India in August, it’s going to have to wait till 2025 on the earliest to host one other.

It will stage a solitary one-day worldwide in 2023 and 6 T20 worldwide matches between 2020 and 2024.

“These decisions are made by a fair and rigorous process that all the grounds eligible have been through,” Mann mentioned.

“We made our submissions and representations to the panel on numerous features, however we’ve not had any suggestions but, so we do not know the place we fell down.

“We’ll mirror on that when now we have the data.

“Our file on many of the standards we have been being judged is true up there with the grounds which were chosen (for the 2019 and 2023 Ashes sequence).

“The actuality is all these grounds are incredible venues and have all invested closely to enhance amenities, as certainly now we have.”

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