2013 Women's 'multi-format' Ashes could be 'forerunner to revolution' in cricket series

Sydney, Aug 10 (ANI): The 2013 Women's Ashes has reportedly been expected to the 'forerunner to a revolution' in both men's and women's games, as they have been launched as a new multi-format series.

The series will consist of one Test, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the four-day Test will be worth six points while the ODIs and the T20s will net two points each, adding that it is the first time in international cricket that a trophy will be decided on an accumulation of points across three formats.

Stating that the format could be the forerunner to a revolution in how series are decided across both the men's and women's games, former Australian woman captain Belinda Clark said that she believes that the multi-format concept could provide a way to maintain interest in short-form matches tacked on to the end of tours.

According to Clark, the series would be testing both the sides in how they adapt between those formats, adding that the team that adapts the best is going to be in the box seat.

The report further said that the Southern Stars would play England in the Test from August 11-14 in Wormsley, while the three ODIs will be held at Lord's and Hove on August 20, 23 and 25 respectively.

The report also said that the three T20s would be played at Chelmsford, Southampton and Durham on August 27, 29 and 31 respectively. (ANI)


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