England's second consecutive Ashes cricket series next winter "will begin at the Gabba" in Brisbane, Australia on Nov. 21, according to the PA. Cricket Australia released the dates for the five-Test portion of the '13-14 tour last week, which also contains "five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches" and begins only weeks after Australia departs England. England has three tour matches, the first of which is against a Western Australia XI in Perth, beginning on Oct. 31, before the first Test and a fourth in between the first and second Tests. Further Tests will take place at the Adelaide Oval, the Waca, the Melbourne Cricket Ground -- the "traditional Boxing Day game" -- and the Sydney Cricket Ground (PA, 11/22).
Events and Attractions
The 2013 European Tour Int'l schedule will feature a minimum of 45 tournaments across the world, providing a global platform for the Tour’s wide-ranging int'l membership. Starting in Africa in two weeks’ time, the 12-month tour will see the schedule travel through Asia, the U.S., Australasia and its home continent of Europe, before ending back in Dubai with the 2013 DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates from Nov. 14-17. The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai will be the climax to the 2013 Race to Dubai where four tournaments will combine to form "The Final Series." The four tournaments are the $7M BMW Masters, the $8.5M WGC-HSBC Champions, the $7M Turkish Open and the $8M DP World Tour Championship, Dubai -- making the total prize fund for "The Final Series" $30.5M (European Tour). For the schedule click here.