Australia to play England in June ODI series

Sydney: Australia is due to play its third one-day series in four years in England next June and July following the release of the England and Wales Cricket Board``s 2012 schedule on Wednesday.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the planned series will mean that Australia will have played at least 17 one-day internationals against England on British soil in between Ashes series in the United Kingdom.

Australia will also squeeze in a one-dayer against Ireland in Belfast into their 23-day itinerary.

There are concerns about familiarity breeding contempt for cricket fans in Australia and the UK with the 2013 Ashes series in England being followed up by a return series in 2013/14 in Australia.

The latter series has been brought forward because of the competing demands of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

ODI Schedule:

June 21 Australia v Leicestershire - Grace Road

June 23 Australia v Ireland - Stormont, Belfast

June 26 Australia v Essex (D/N) - Chelmsford

June 29 Australia v England - Lord`s

July 1 Australia v England - The Oval

July 4 Australia v England (D/N) - Edgbaston

July 7 Australia v England - Durham

July 10 Australia v England - Old Trafford.


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