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England Cricket Board announce their schedule for the year 2017

South Africa and West Indies will be touring England in 2017, a year that would also see the ICC Champions Trophy being organised.

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England would host Ireland, South Africa and the West Indies in 2017

The England and Wales Cricket Board announced today the fixtures for England’s home season for the year 2017. As per reports, the year 2017 is going to be the longest cricket season in England’s cricket history. The span of the tightly packed season will be about 148 days. The season gets underway on May 5, 2017, the earliest date of commencement ever in England’s cricket history and concludes on September 29, which will be their latest finish ever.

South Africa and the West Indies are going to be the visiting teams. South Africa will play 3 ODIs, 3 T20 internationals and 4 Test matches, while the men from the Caribbean will feature in 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and a lone T20 international. England’s season will start with a couple of ODIs against their neighbours, Ireland. The ICC champions Trophy will also be played on English soil between June-1 and June-18 next year.

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England players like Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Alex Hales who feature in the each and every format will be in action for as many as 54 days, which makes it obvious that they would be rested in phases during the tiring season. The first ODI of the season – aginst Ireland – will be played in Bristol and the last ODI will be played in Southampton against the West Indies, which will be their home match in England for the season.

As reported by ESPN Cricinfo, ECB’s chief executive Tom Harrison said, “With three different international teams coming here next summer and this country playing host to two major ICC global events – the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Women’s World Cup – there will be a feast of international cricket to excite us in England and Wales.”

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“Both the international and domestic schedule will have a different shape to previous years. And the early season block for the Royal London One-Day Cup – with a new mid-season date for its Lord’s final – will support both England’s ICC Champions Trophy preparations and our longer term planning for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019. It will also allow players to focus skills on the white ball game and help more people to understand the structure of the season.”

England's 2017 schedule

DATE

FORMAT

HOME TEAM

VISITING TEAM

VENUE

5th May

One-Day International

England

Ireland

Bristol

7th May

One-Day International

England

Ireland

Lord’s

24th May

One-Day International

England

South Africa

Headingley

27th May

One-Day International

England

South Africa

Ageas Bowl

29th May

One-Day International

England

South Africa

Lord’s

1st June to 18th June

One-Day International

England

ICC Champions Trophy

Various

21st June

T-20 International

England

South Africa

Ageas Bowl

23rd June

T-20 International

England

South Africa

Taunton

25th June

T-20 International

England

South Africa

Cardiff

6th to 10th July

Test Match

England

South Africa

Lord’s

14th to 18th July

Test Match

England

South Africa

Trent Bridge

27th to 31st July

Test Match

England

South Africa

The Oval

4th to 8th August

Test Match

England

South Africa

Old Trafford

17th to 21st August

Test Match

England

West Indies

Edgbaston

25th to 29th August

Test Match

England

West Indies

Headingley

7th to 11th September

Test Match

England

West Indies

Lord’s

16th September

T-20 International

England

West Indies

Durham

19th September

One-Day International

England

West Indies

Old Trafford

21st September

One-Day International

England

West Indies

Trent Bridge

24th September

One-Day International

England

West Indies

Bristol

27th September

One-Day International

England

West Indies

The Oval

29th September

One-Day International

England

West Indies

Ageas Bowl

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