Cricket bosses to hold crunch talks over Sydney Test

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Sydney's hosting rights to the New Year's Test stay nether menace arsenic South Australia continues its strategy to bargain the marquee fixture, contempt the SCG being granted the lucifer adjacent year.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cricket Australia has had preliminary interaction with the recently elected Minns authorities and organised further meetings to sermon the worth of the New Year's Test to NSW.

Cricket Australia has not guaranteed that forthcoming New Year's Tests volition beryllium scheduled successful Sydney, with its caput of cricket operations and scheduling Peter Roach voicing a antithetic attack from the governing body.

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"We are ever looking astatine ways to optimise our docket for the payment of each Australian cricket, which is wherefore we are moving connected a longer-term contented strategy," Roach told the Herald.

Nathan Lyon and his teammates sweat connected a reappraisal during the SCG Test against South Africa. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

"The beardown involvement astir the state successful hosting large cricket matches is an denotation of the tremendous entreaty of Australia's nationalist athletics and the enduring emotion of Test cricket successful particular."

South Australia's bid to bargain the New Year's Test comes arsenic Cricket Australia announced the men's and women's planetary fixtures for the upcoming Australian summer.

The docket features six Tests, 9 ODIs and 9 T20Is, with the nationalist men's and women's teams facing disconnected against Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies.

The matches volition beryllium played astatine 11 venues crossed 7 cities from October 1 to February 13.

The Australian women's team volition kick-start the summer with cleanable aerial earlier the men's Test squad breaks much than a period of contented by staging their full docket during the schoolhouse vacation break.

In different features, the Gabba volition big its archetypal pink-ball Test lucifer successful 5 years erstwhile Brisbane hosts the 2nd Test betwixt Australia and West Indies from January 25.

The Gabba past housed a day-night Test successful 2019 erstwhile Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and 5 runs.

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The WACA Ground volition besides big the inaugural Test betwixt Australia and South Africa's women's teams from February 15.

The contest volition spot Meg Lanning's broadside spell successful for their archetypal red-ball triumph connected location ungraded since Australia claimed the Women's Ashes successful 2011.

Australia volition look to clasp the Benaud–Qadir Trophy during a three-Test bid against Pakistan, which volition statesman astatine Perth Stadium connected December 14 and includes the accepted MCG Boxing Day and SCG New Year's games.

In the past 40 years, Pakistan has lone won 1 Test Down Under - a 74-run triumph astatine the SCG successful November 1995.

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Pat Cummins' men volition past look the West Indies for the 2nd clip successful arsenic galore summers with a two-Test bid astatine Adelaide Oval and the Gabba.

Last year, Australia clinched their bid 2-0.

"Cricket provides the sights and sounds of the summertime and brings Australians unneurotic similar nary different athletics and we can't hold to invited fans to ticker world-class cricket adjacent season," Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said successful a statement.

"We look guardant to West Indies, Pakistan and South Africa visiting our shores this summertime and we convey them on with each our partners, including broadcasters, venues and section governments for their enactment successful bringing world-class cricket to fans astir the country."

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2023-24 Australian location planetary docket (all section time)

Women's CommBank T20I Series v West Indies

October 1: North Sydney Oval, 12.30pm

October 2: North Sydney Oval, 7.05pm

October 5: Allan Border Field, Brisbane 6.05pm

Women's CommBank ODI Series v West Indies

October 8: Allan Border Field, Brisbane 9.35am

October 12: Junction Oval, Melbourne 10.05am

October 15: Junction Oval, Melbourne 10.05am

Women's CommBank T20I Series v South Africa

January 27: Manuka Oval, Canberra 10.45am

January 28: Manuka Oval, Canberra 10.45am

January 30: Blundstone Arena, Hobart 7.05pm

Women's CommBank ODI Series v South Africa

February 3: Adelaide Oval, 2.10pm

February 7: North Sydney Oval, 2.40pm

February 10: North Sydney Oval, 2.40pm

Women's CommBank Test Match v South Africa

February 15-18: Only Test, WACA Ground, Perth 11.00am

Men's NRMA Insurance Test Series v Pakistan

December 14-18: First Test, Perth Stadium, 10.20am

December 26-30: Second Test, MCG, 10.30am

January 3-7: Third Test, SCG, 10.30am

Men's NRMA Insurance Test Series v West Indies

January 17-21: First Test, Adelaide Oval, 10.00am

January 25-29: Second Test, Gabba, 2.00pm

Men's Dettol ODI Series v West Indies

February 2: MCG, 2.30pm

February 4: SCG, 2.30pm

February 6: Manuka Oval, Canberra 2.30pm

Men's Dettol T20I Series v West Indies

February 9: Blundstone Arena, Hobart 7.00pm

February 11: Adelaide Oval, 6.30pm

February 13: Perth Stadium, 4.00pm

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