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The Rose Bowl will become the 10th Test match venue in England and Wales when it stages England's clash with Sri Lanka in early summer 2011.

The independent Major Match Group, chaired by Lord Morris of Handsworth, has recommended the Test match, ODI, Twenty20 and domestic final schedule until the end of 2011 and this was endorsed by the ECB board which met at Lord’s this week.

The board was pleased to learn that eight international venues in England and Wales had completed staging agreements until 2012. Headingley Carnegie and The Brit Oval have long-term agreements.

Lord Morris said: "We were presented with a more than 200 excellent and professional bids for the ECB major matches until the end of the 2011 season.

"It demonstrated to us the ever growing strength of international cricket in England and Wales.

"We were delighted to note the increasing quality and quantity of world class facilities provided by our venues.

"The MMG examined each and everyone against our balanced scorecard which specifically rewards grounds for the excellence of their facilities.

"We have nominated the venues that were best suited and most deserved to be awarded the major matches. I would like to thank my colleagues on MMG and also Gordon Hollins, the ECB head of venues, for their hard work."

Schedule from 2009

2009

World Twenty20: Lord’s, Brit Oval, Trent Bridge and Taunton (women’s)
npower Tests v Zimbabwe: Lord’s, Riverside
NatWest ODI v Zimbabwe: Headingley Carnegie, Edgbaston; Bristol

npower Ashes Tests v Australia: Cardiff, Lord’s, Edgbaston, Headingley Carnegie, Brit Oval

NatWest ODIs v Australia: Rose Bowl, Lord’s, Brit Oval, Lord’s, Trent Bridge, Trent Bridge, Durham

NatWest Twenty20 Internationals v Australia: Old Trafford (2 matches)

Twenty20 finals day: Edgbaston

Friends Provident Trophy final: Lord’s

2010

Tests v Bangladesh: TBC, Headingley Carnegie
ODIs: Edgbaston, Trent Bridge, Bristol

Tests v West Indies: Lord’s, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, Brit Oval
ODIs v West Indies: Rose Bowl, Brit Oval, Headingley Carnegie, Durham, Lord's.

ODIs v Australia: Cardiff, Rose Bowl, Brit Oval, Lord's, Old Trafford

International Twenty20s: TBC

Twenty20 finals day: Rose Bowl

Friends Provident Trophy final: Lord’s

2011

Tests v Sri Lanka: Cardiff, Rose Bowl, Lord’s

ODIs v Sri Lanka: Trent Bridge, Headingley Carnegie, Edgbaston, Brit Oval, Old Trafford

Tests v India: Lord’s, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, Brit Oval

ODIs v India: Cardiff, Durham, Rose Bowl, Brit Oval, Lord’s

International Twenty20s: Two from Headingley Carnegie, Bristol, Old Trafford and Durham

Twenty20 finals day: Durham

Friends Provident Trophy final: Lord’s