Edgbaston’s status among the world’s leading cricket venues has been underlined after the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the stadium will host major international fixtures for at least the next eight years.

The ECB’s home international schedule – covering the period from 2025-31 – includes a mouth-watering selection of Tests, ODIs and IT20s.

The Men’s Ashes will return to Edgbaston in 2027 and India will head to Birmingham for Tests in 2025 and 2029, while the ground will stage men’s Tests in every year except 2030.

Edgbaston will remain the home of Vitality Blast Finals Day until at least 2031, while The Hundred is due to remain in Birmingham until at least 2028. While England’s Women will also be regular visitors in international action.