Looking Ahead to 2017 #7: A feast of international cricket in Cardiff

2 Jan 2017 | Cricket
This series of features on the 2017 season concludes with a look ahead to the veritable feast of international cricket in Cardiff this coming summer.

A highly attractive batch of games in the ICC Champions Trophy will take place at Glamorgan’s headquarters during June, whilst on the final Sunday of that month England meet South Africa at The SSE SWALEC in a Twenty20 international in the final game of the three-match series.


Glamorgan Cricket successfully staged matches in the ICC Champions Trophy when the competition was last staged in the UK in 2013, with matches also held in London at The Oval and in Birmingham at Edgbaston. The same three venues will be used again for the 2017 competition, which comprises fifteen games, starting with a match between England and Bangladesh at The Oval.


Five days later, England will be in Cardiff for the first of the group matches on Welsh soil as they meet New Zealand on June 6th.The Kiwi’s will be in action again at Glamorgan’s headquarters as they meet Bangladesh on June 9th, whilst on June 12th the Cardiff ground plays host to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the final batch of matches in the group stages of the 50 overs competition. The first of the semi-finals will then take place in Cardiff on June 14th with the winners heading to The Oval for the final of the competition on June 18th.


South Africa is one of the other teams in the ICC Champions Trophy and when that tournament is over, they will be taking part on a three-match series of Twenty20 games against England. The first is at The Ageas Bowl on June 21st, followed by the second in Taunton on June 23rd, before the concluding game in Cardiff on Sunday, June 25th.