Yorkshire’s bid for future international matches, including an Ashes Test in 2023, and to be one of the eight host venues for the ECB’s new city based T20 competition has reached its final stage.

Chief executive Mark Arthur will today lead a six-man White Rose delegation who will present to the ECB with major match allocation between 2020 and 2024 in mind.

Yorkshire are targeting four Test Matches in that five-year period plus a limited overs international each year. In the year they will not host a Test, two limited overs internationals have been requested.

“It’s a very strong bid,” said Arthur, who will begin and end their 25-minute presentation with passionate speeches about the strength and benefits of Yorkshire Cricket.

“We’re taking myself, Steve Denison (Chairman), Andy Dawson (Commercial Director), Paul Hudson (Director of Finance), Sam Hinchcliffe (Head of Operations) on safety and Martin Farrington (Director of City Development at Leeds City Council).

“Each of the nine bidding venues gets 25 minutes. There are three days, and this is the last day.

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