24 Sep 2011

Cricket-Old Trafford, Durham gain 2013 Ashes tests

1:33 pm on 24 September 2011

Manchester's revamped Old Trafford cricket ground is back on the Ashes schedule for 2013 while Durham will host the Australians in a Test for the first time.

Old Trafford was left off the rota in 2009 despite a memorable drawn Test during the epic 2005 series with the facilities no longer deemed up to scratch.

A redevelopment including rotating the square and a new media centre have done the trick.

Lord's, Trent Bridge and The Oval will also stage Tests during the 2013 Ashes series.