07 May 2019

Cricket Australia announces 2019-20 schedule

Cricket Australia has released the 2019-20 international schedule with the SCG to host a T20 International against Pakistan in November, the New Year’s Test in January against New Zealand and two One-Day Internationals in March, also against New Zealand.

The summer of international cricket will begin at the SCG when Australia and Pakistan renew their rivalry on November 3. The team will return to the ground from January 3 to take on New Zealand in the third and final match of the Test series, before two One-Day Internationals on March 13 and 15.

Cricket Australia Head of Cricket Operations Peter Roach said:

“There are many considerations when forming the schedule, but paramount is ensuring we have a schedule that offers great cricket for our fans.

“It’s going to be a massive international season of cricket, with five countries represented across men’s and women’s with matches being played at 10 different venues across the country.

“The ODI Series against New Zealand will also be significant as the last set of ODIs played at home before the ODI League begins in 2020. This League will serve as the part of the qualification process for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
 
“The ODIs will be played in March, beginning after the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final.
 
“Scheduling international cricket is challenging in that nine of the ten major cricketing countries have seasons similar to ours, so working with them to find space in the calendar to fulfil our obligations to the ICC Future Tours Program is a juggling act.

“Cricket Australia took the position that while January was our preference for these ODI matches, there are times we need to honour our commitments to work in the greater context of international cricket scheduling.”

The SCG will also host matches and semi-finals as part of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2020 which will bring the best players in the world to Sydney’s home of cricket.

Public tickets for all International matches will go on sale from May 23. Tickets to the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 are available now here: t20worldcup.com.

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET AT THE SCG

Men's T20 v Pakistan

November 3: SCG, 2.30pm

Men's New Year’s Test v New Zealand

January 3-7: SCG, 10.30am

Men's ODIs v New Zealand

March 13: SCG, 2.30pm

March 15: SCG, 10.30am

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