ECB confirmed on December 2 that they had agreed to Cricket Australia’s request for a change to the One-Day International Tri-Series schedule in January 2015.
England will now prepare for the series at the Manuka Oval in Canberra with a warm-up game against the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) XI in which the full squad will participate on January 12, 2015.
They will then face the PM’s XI – also in Canberra – on January 14 before travelling to face Australia in Sydney on January 16 rather than January 18. The remainder of the England schedule remains unchanged.
Brian Havill, ECB’s Acting Chief Executive, said: ‘I am grateful to the England players and management for agreeing to this switch which allows Cricket Australia to re-arrange their international summer following the tragic death of Phillip Hughes.
‘ECB recognise that these are extremely difficult times for the Australian cricket community and we were determined to help Cricket Australia, if at all possible, with their scheduling issues.'
Pre-purchased tickets will be honoured for the revised ODI matches, and full refunds are also available.
Please see www.ecb.co.uk/tickets for updated ticketing info
England schedule for ODI Tri series in Australia
Mon 12th Jan ECB v ACT XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra
Wed 14th Jan England v PM’s XI (D/N) Canberra, Manuka Oval
Carlton Mid ODI Tri Series
Fri 16th Jan England v Australia (D/N) Sydney
Tue 20th Jan England v India Brisbane
Fri 23rd Jan England v Australia Hobart
Fri 30th Jan England v India Perth
Sun 1st Feb FINAL Perth