Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Friday confirmed updates to the 2021-22 summer of cricket schedule, including the postponement of the scheduled men's Test against Afghanistan and further Sheffield Shield, One-Day Cup fixtures, as well as men's Ashes tour matches.
Following extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, Cricket Australia and the Afghanistan Cricket Board have agreed to postpone the inaugural men's Test match against Afghanistan which was set to be played in Hobart on November 27.
To ensure the best possible preparation for the Men's Ashes Series, an extended Australian squad will have an internal three-day match opportunity from December 1-3 at Redlands in Brisbane. The squad will be selected and announced in mid-November.
England has also had its tour matches confirmed with a three-day warm up match between the England men's team and the England Lions scheduled at Redlands from November 23-25.
The two England sides will also play a four-day warm up match at Ian Healy Oval in Brisbane from November 30 to December 3, with the recently developed oval part of the new state-of-the-art National Cricket Campus.