Lord's, The Oval and Trent Bridge have been chosen as the three venues for the ICC World Twenty20 2009.
The grounds, which are the homes of MCC/Middlesex, Surrey and Nottinghamshire respectively, were approved by the ICC.
Lord's, known as the Home of Cricket, will host the opening game as well as the final while the other two venues will host a semi-final.
Taunton, the home of Somerset, has been selected as the host ground for the Group Stage of the women's competition.
Known as the 'Home of Women's Cricket', Taunton will stage 12 games before the semi-finals are played at Trent Bridge and the Brit Oval. The final will be played at Lord's.