Gold Coast Gets International Cricket

Summer schedule unveiled

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The Gold Coast is to host international cricket for the first time, staging a T20 game between Australia and South Africa.

Cricket Australia has released its summer schedule and it includes the T20 international at Metricon Stadium on November 17, which follows Australia's three one-dayers against the touring Proteas in Perth, Adelaide and Hobart.

Perth Stadium will host a Test match for the first time when Australia host India in the second game of their four-Test series, which starts in Adelaide on December 6.

CA confirmed that it is still negotiating with India's powerful governing body over whether the Adelaide Test can be a pink-ball day-nighter.

With Melbourne and Sydney hosting India for the traditional Boxing Day and New Year Tests, Brisbane misses out on the summer's most high-profile series.

Instead the Gabba will host the first of two Tests against Sri Lanka, a day-nighter from January 24 to 28, with the second at Canberra's Manuka Oval starting February 1.



Australia v South Africa

Tour match: PM's XI v South Africa, Manuka Oval, Canberra, October 31

First ODI: Perth Stadium, November 4

Second ODI: Adelaide Oval, November 9

Third ODI: Blundstone Arena, Hobart, November 11

Only T20: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, November 17

Australia v India

First T20: Gabba, November 21

Second T20: MCG, November 23

Third T20: SCG, November 25

First Test: Adelaide Oval, December 6-10

Second Test: Perth Stadium, December 14-18

Third Test: MCG, December 26-30

Fourth Test: SCG, January 3-7

First ODI: SCG, January 12

Second ODI: Adelaide Oval, January 15

Third ODI: MCG, January 18

Australia v Sri Lanka

First Test: Gabba, January 24-28 (D/N)

Second Test: Manuka Oval, February 1-5