International cricket returns to Durham's Emirates Riverside stadium as England take on Sri Lanka

International cricket is to return to the Emirates Riverside, Durham Cricket has announced.

Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 11:46 am
Durham's Emirates Riverside stadium.

Men’s World Champions, England, will face Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the Royal London Series at the Chester-Le-Street ground on Tuesday, June 29.

It will be the first opportunity for fans to see England’s 2019 World Cup winning team on home soil following a year of fixtures played behind-closed-doors in 2020.

With the past seven international fixtures at Emirates Riverside selling out the club expects demand to be high.

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Durham Chief Executive, Tim Bostock, said “We are delighted to once again bring world class international sport to the North East.

"It is a real coup for us to be the first domestic venue to host our World Cup winning team in front of a crowd.

“We expect the game to be a sell out and we are pleased to be able to give our members priority access to tickets after such a difficult summer in which they once again showed their unwavering support and generosity to help the club through a challenging period.

“Despite these uncertain times we would encourage people to purchase early.

"This year’s Australia fixture sold out before it reached general sale so fans not in priority groups should sign up for the ballot to avoid disappointment.

“We are guaranteeing refunds and we will ensure the venue meets all safety standards to ensure a safe environment for everyone to enjoy what promises to be an exciting game.”

The club is providing a Ticket Refund Promise which will ensure fans will receive a full refund should the fixture be cancelled or moved to an alternative date that does not suit the customer due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19.

Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 12 January, but Durham Cricket are providing their members and fans with a number of ways to get priority access before Christmas.

2021 Members and those who had tickets for last seasons cancelled Australia fixture will be able to purchase tickets from 10am next Tuesday, November 24.

Members will also receive a £5 discount on their international ticket.

For full ticket details visit the Durham Cricket website.