ECB today announced next summer’s Major Match schedule and Headingley will be hosting a Royal London One Day International in May and an Investec Test Match in August.
England will begin their One Day Series with a day/night fixture against South Africa at Headingley on Wednesday 24th May. Headingley will also be staging the 2nd Investec Test Match against the West Indies from Friday 25th to Tuesday 29th August.
Mark Arthur, Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Chief Executive Officer said: “We are delighted to be hosting an Investec Test Match again in August and look forward to welcoming the West Indies to Headingley.
“There is a real appetite for Test Match cricket in Yorkshire and we are really looking forward to the prospect of staging the 2nd Investec Test Match in a summer month, over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
“Next year is the 50th anniversary of the Chapeltown Carnival and with England hosting a Test Match against the West Indies at the same time, it is a great opportunity for Leeds to showcase itself to the world.
“The hosting of the 1st Royal London ODI of the South African series will be the last match before we embark upon the development of the Football Stand end of the ground, in partnership with Leeds Rugby, and we will be retaining our current capacity for this match.
“England’s one-day team are in a rich vein of form and currently boast five Yorkshire players, which is a great endorsement for Yorkshire’s production line of cricketers.
“With this year’s Royal London One Day International against Pakistan on-course for a sell-out, it promises to be another popular fixture for international supporters in the region.”
The Royal London One-Day Cup Final has been brought forward from its traditional mid-September date to a new mid-summer slot in early July.
2017 Major Match Schedule in full:
England v Ireland Royal London ODIs
Fri 5 May 1st Royal London ODI Bristol
Sun 7 May 2nd Royal London ODI Lord’s
England v South Africa
Wed 24 May 1st Royal London ODI (D/N) Headingley
Sat 27 May 2nd Royal London ODI Ageas Bowl
Mon 29 May 3rd Royal London ODI Lord’s
Wed 21 June 1st NatWest IT20 (f) Ageas Bowl
Fri 23 June 2nd NatWest IT20 The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Sun 25 June 3rd NatWest IT20 SSE SWALEC, Cardiff
Thu 6-Mon 10 July 1st Investec Test Lord’s
Fri 14-Tue 18 July 2nd Investec Test Trent Bridge
Thu 27-Mon 31 July 3rd Investec Test Kia Oval
Fri 4-Tue 8 Aug 4th Investec Test Emirates Old Trafford
England v West Indies
Thu 17-Mon 21 Aug 1st Investec Test Edgbaston
Fri 25-Tue 29 Aug 2nd Investec Test Headingley
Thu 7-Mon 11 Sept 3rd Investec Test Lord’s
Sat 16 Sept NatWest IT20 (f) Emirates Riverside
Tue 19 Sept 1st Royal London ODI (D/N) Emirates Old Trafford
Thu 21 Sept 2nd Royal London ODI (D/N) Trent Bridge
Sun 24 Sept 3rd Royal London ODI Bristol
Wed 27 Sept 4th Royal London ODI (D/N) Kia Oval
Fri 29 Sept 5th Royal London ODI (D/N) Ageas Bowl
Sat 1 Sept Royal London One-Day Cup Final Lord’s
Sat 2 Sept NatWest T20 Blast Finals’ Day Edgbaston
(Both domestic finals have one reserve day allocated)
ICC Champions Trophy: (1 June – 18 June)