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NZC Announces Venues for England Test tour of New Zealand

Christchurch, Wellington, and Hamilton will host the three-match test series of England’s tour of New Zealand in November 2024.

NZC Announces Venues for England Test tour of New Zealand

NZC has confirmed the dates ahead of the rest of the home schedule due to local interest and expected demand from visiting supporters.

According to the schedule, the first test will begin at Hagley Oval on November 28 followed by the second test on December 06 at Basin Reserve.

The Third test will be played on December 14 at Seddon Park. These matches will be part of the WTC. England who are coached by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

While speaking about the series, NZC has stated that an “extremely competitive venue allocation process” for the tests will foresee a strong influx of England supporters.

“In the past, there’s often been a lot of talk in New Zealand about the popularity of Test cricket – without that translating into ticket sales or viewership numbers,” said NZC chief executive Scott Weenink.

“The difference over the past summer, and in terms of the upcoming Tests against England, is that the interest is being converted to bums on seats and is driving record viewership numbers.”

“We’re looking forward to that continuing over the upcoming summer, and to welcoming the England team and their fans to the Tests, and of course all the Kiwi-based supporters as well.”

Previously, Both sides have played two tests where the series ended with a tie 1-1 on England’s tour of New Zealand in 2023. The test series against England is New Zealand’s only home test for next season.

They will be playing a one-off game scheduled against Afghanistan followed by two matches in Sri Lanka and three in India through September and October.

On the FTP New Zealand is set to to host a two-match test series in the 2025-26 season with West Indies the one visiting team in the format. The remaining New Zealand 2024-25 international home season will be confirmed later in the year.

The Australia Women’s team is due to tour before Christmas for three ODIs. According to Men’s FTP, Sri Lanka is scheduled to play three ODIs and three T20Is from late December 2024 followed by a visit to Pakistan for a further three ODIs and three T20Is in January.

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