Australia, England to meet in consecutive Ashes series

Updated: Jan 29, 2011, 15:40 PM IST

Sydney: Cricket Australia confirms Australia and England will play 10 consecutive Tests in back-to-back Ashes cricket series in 2013 and 2014.

England will host Australia in 2013 and Australia will hold the return series in 2014 under a reorganized scheduled which avoids clashes with other major events.

Initial schedules had England hosting a series in 2012, which would have clashed with the London Olympics, and Australia playing host in 2015 when it will also host the Cricket World Cup.

England successfully defended the Ashes in a five-Test series in Australia this summer.

Bureau Report