ECB deny Cardiff to lose West Indies test


Claims that next year's England v West Indies test match at Cardiff is to be switched to Lord's have been denied by the England Cricket Board (ECB), a development that may interest Swalec stadium hospitality guests.

It had been reported over the weekend that an arrangement made between Glamorgan County Cricket Club and the ECB for the Welsh capital to host a test next summer has been reversed, with the Swalec stadium instead being the venue for a match against New Zealand in 2013.

But this was dismissed by the ECB, which said there have been no changes to the body's plans.

"The test match was awarded to Cardiff last December and that remains the case. Anything else is speculation," a spokesman stated.

However, he added that the full schedule for the 2012 season has yet to be finalised.

The Swalec stadium made history in 2009 when it became the first ground in Wales to play host to an England home test, as it staged the first match of the Ashes series against Australia.

Posted by Liz Johnstone

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