Lancashire-Durham switched to Aigburth

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Lancashire’s home LV= County Championship fixture against Durham will now take place at Liverpool Cricket Club.

The tie, which will be played on Tuesday August 28 to Friday August 31, was originally due to take place at Old Trafford, but has been switched due to the ongoing construction work at the ground.

“We have considered a combination of factors in making this decision,” cricket director Mike Watkinson said.

“With regard to the construction activity at Old Trafford we are on schedule to complete our new players and media building in time for the NatWest International T20 between England and South Africa which will be played on September 10.

“However, this Championship game falls during a busy period for our contractors, who are also redeveloping our Pavilion, and it will allow them to complete key activities without having to schedule around a four-day game - this also removes any potential inconvenience to players and spectators.

“I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but I am sure that our members and supporters will understand the need to prioritise cricket in making this decision.”

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