Test, International and First Class Stadia
ECB's TS1 document on Facility Provision for Test, International and First Class is available to download here on ecb.co.uk
In order to take, successfully, a programme of international cricket through this new century, there needs to be a coordinated investment in facilities provided at Test Match Grounds and venues for other international fixtures.
Test Match Grounds must cater for an increased volume over the coming years. Provision must be made not only for increased spectator attendance but for other revenue-generating activities such as hospitality and merchandising.
Coupled with this, provision must be made for increased media focus on Test Match Grounds, and an increase in, and demand for tickets, as a direct result of development work made possible by both the Cricket Foundation and other funding sources.
Where Test Matches cannot be played in a certain region, provision must be made to play Tourist or other International matches to give the maximum opportunity to experience cricket played at the highest level and provide a focus for local development activities.