England and Australia will play back-to-back Ashes Tests as part of the new future tours program agreed by cricket's world governing body recently.
England face Australia at home in the English summer of 2013 and then will do it all again Down Under in the Australian summer, commencing at the end of November.
The Dates for forthcoming Ashes Series are as Follows:
- Tour In England – 1st Test
- Location: Durham
- Date: 1st July 2013
- Tour in Australia 1st Test
- Location: Gabba, Brisbane
- Date:28th November 2013
The Future Tours Program (FTP) for the period from 2012 to 2020 was finalised at a meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives committee in Hong Kong.
The back-to-back Ashes schedule is a result of Australia hosting the World Cup in 2015, when the return Ashes would normally be played.