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Comm Bank Women’s Ashes fixtures announced

UPDATED 27 August, 2013 11:17AM AEST | by Cricket Australia 7

The Ashes rivalry will continue into the New Year with the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series in Australia fixture announced today.

The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars will compete across all three formats in their home Ashes Series, which begins on January 10, 2014 in Perth.

The fixture features one Test match to be played in Perth; three One-Day Internationals, including two at the MCG in Melbourne and one in Hobart on Australia Day; and three T20 Internationals. The winner of each match accrues points based on a weighting-system to determine which team will raise the women’s Ashes trophy at the end of the Series.

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The three T20s will be broadcast live on free-to-air on Channel 9 as a double-header with each men’s T20 International between Australia and England.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said: “We are pleased to confirm the full Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series schedule, which promised to be a thrilling contest between two highly competitive teams.

“We have enjoyed a long partnership with Channel 9 that has led the way in Australian sports coverage and we are thrilled to expand our national free-to-air coverage into women’s cricket this summer.

“The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ recent success has captured the attention of the public and I’m sure cricket fans all over the country will be tuning in as our female cricketers continue the Ashes battle during the T20s on Channel 9 this summer.

“This will be the first time the women’s Ashes Series will be played in Australia according to the new points format, so each match will be vital in determining who will claim the women’s Ashes trophy,” Sutherland said.

Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars captain Jodie Fields said: ““The current Women’s Ashes Series has been a great battle between the two best teams in the world and we are looking forward to another big series in Australia early next year.

“Cricket contests between Australia and England always create a great sense of rivalry and they hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the players and the public.

“We love playing in front of our home crowd and we hope that the Australian fans will continue to support us next summer,” Fields said.

Coverage of the women’s T20 international matches on Channel 9 this summer will be complemented by the recent confirmation that FOX SPORTS will broadcast this week’s three women’s T20I Ashes matches.

Women’s Ashes Schedule

Date

Venue

Format

Points for a win

Points for a draw/tie

January 10-13

Perth

Test

6 points

2 points

January 19

Melbourne

ODI

2 points

1 point

January 23

Melbourne

ODI

2 points

1 point

January 26

Hobart

ODI

2 points

1 point

January 29

Hobart*

T20I

2 points

1 point

January 31

Melbourne*

T20I

2 points

1 point

February 2

Sydney*

T20I

2 points

1 point

*Double-header with men’s T20 International (England v Australia)

Tour matches

January 6-7, Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars v England Women, WA (2-day match)

January 17, Australian Women’s Representative XI v England Women, Melbourne (50-overs)

First Posted 27 August, 2013 11:16AM AEST

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