Durham to host England vs Sri Lanka Test Match in 2016

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Durham County Cricket Club has announced in will host an international test match next May.

The second Spring Investec Test Match between England and Sri Lanka will take place from Friday May 27 to Tuesday May 31 2016 at the Emirates Durham ICG in Chester-le-Street.

It will be the first test match at the ground since England dramatically won the Ashes in Durham in 2013.

A statement from Durham CCC said: “The Club looks forward to welcoming the new exciting England team, with local heroes Ben Stokes and Mark Wood likely to be in the thick of the action.

“This is your only chance to see England in action in the North East in 2016, so come down and cheer on some of the biggest names in cricket for some thrilling not to be missed entertainment.

Tickets go on General Sale Wednesday 16th September

“Special Early bird prices will be available from Wednesday 16th September until Christmas 2015. Day 1 – 3 Early bird prices start from £30 adult and from £5 per junior. Day 4 - £25 adult and £5 junior.

“From 16th September please contact the Box Office on 0844 499 4466 or visit www.durhamccc.co.uk.”