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2018 Major Match Schedule released

— 5 September 2017

The England and Wales Cricket Board have today announced next summer’s Major Match schedule, and Emerald Headingley Stadium will be hosting a Test Match in June and a Royal London One Day International in July.

England will start the summer at Lord’s before taking on Pakistan in the Second Test Match against Pakistan at Emerald Headingley Stadium from Friday 1st June. Emerald Headingley will then host the Third Royal London One Day International between England and India.

Mark Arthur, Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Chief Executive said: “Following on from the success of Emerald Headingley’s Test Match between England and the West Indies, we are delighted to welcome Pakistan in June next year.

“It is important for the Club to engage with the local community and make this game as affordable as possible. Therefore, Early Bird prices will start at £20 for adults, offering great value for those wishing to experience Test Match cricket at Emerald Headingley.

“There are only two opportunities to watch Pakistan in England next summer, so we would like to make this fixture accessible for supporters of both countries.

“Emerald Headingley will also welcome back India next year. A Joe Root century secured England a resounding victory when the two sides last met at a sold-out Emerald Headingley in 2014. As the Main Stand undergoes its redevelopment, tickets will be much sought after due to the reduced capacity.

“Those who purchase international tickets in 2018 will be placed into our 2019 Ashes Priority Window. Full and One Day Members will be offered first choice on Ashes tickets, with ticket buyers for the Pakistan and India matches offered an opportunity to purchase Ashes tickets ahead of the ballot next September.”

2018 Major Match Schedule:

Pakistan to UK 2018

Thu 24-Mon 28 May 1st Test Match Lord’s (11am)
Fri 1-Tue 5 June 2nd Test Match Emerald Headingley (11am)
Sun 10 June Scotland v England ODI Grange CC, Edinburgh

Australia to UK 2018

Wed 13 June 1st Royal London ODI Kia Oval D/N (1pm)
Sat 16 June 2nd Royal London ODI SWALEC Cardiff (11am)
Tue 19 June 3rd Royal London ODI Trent Bridge D/N (2pm)
Thu 21 June 4th Royal London ODI Emirates Durham ICG D/N (2pm)
Sun 24 June 5th Royal London ODI Emirates Old Trafford (11am)
Wed 27 June IT20 Edgbaston D/N (6.30pm)

India to UK 2018

Tue 3 July 1st IT20 Emirates Old Trafford (5.30pm)
Fri 6 July 2nd IT20 SWALEC, Cardiff (5.30pm)
Sun 8 July 3rd IT20 The Brightside Ground, Bristol (3pm)
Thu 12 July 1st Royal London ODI Trent Bridge (12.30pm)
Sat 14 July 2nd Royal London ODI Lord’s (11am)
Tue 17 July 3rd Royal London ODI Emerald Headingley (12.30pm)
Wed 1-Sun 5 Aug 1st Test Match Edgbaston (11am)
Thu 9-Mon 13 Aug 2nd Test Match Lord’s (11am)
Sat 18-Wed 22 Aug 3rd Test Match Trent Bridge (11am)
Thu 30 Aug-Mon 3 Sept 4th Test Match Ageas Bowl (11am)
Fri 7-Tue 11 Sept 5th Test Match Kia Oval (11am).

2018 Memberships will be going on sale at 9am on Monday 18th September. Members will be given three weeks to purchase their 2018 international tickets before the general sale date. 2018 Members will also be given Priority Access to 2019 Ashes Test Match tickets.

More information will be released when Memberships go on sale.