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    Tests Scheduled in Aus in July?

    Hi All, First time posting on cricketweb.

    I was perusing the ICC future tours programme (Future Tours Programme (FTP) - Future Tours Programme (FTP) - Future Tours Programme (FTP) | ICC Cricket) and noticed that in July 2018, after returning from a tour of Zimbabwe, Australia are slated to host Bangladesh for 2 tests and 3 ODIs. This seems extremely odd- aside from the fact it'll be winter- (although I realise winters are hardly polar in Aus), surely all their grounds are being used for AFL at that time of year? Has there ever been a Winter Test in Aus?

    Sorry, I know it's not all that topical and a bit oblique, but it just jumped out at me, can anyone shed any light or is it just a Massive ICC typo?

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    Yeah they play them occasionally in the far north (Cairns, Darwin) against the **** teams. It's basically always hot in those **** holes.
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    Didn't Sri Lanka play in the winter in Australia a couple of seasons ago?

    It was called the 'Top End Tour' if I recall correctly.

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    yeah, probably better to play cricket in winter up north, they ought to do it more often IMO
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    England to have a top end tour next Ashes if I recall correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marius View Post
    Didn't Sri Lanka play in the winter in Australia a couple of seasons ago?

    It was called the 'Top End Tour' if I recall correctly.
    that was nearly ten years ago, but yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    England to have a top end tour next Ashes if I recall correctly.
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    Ah yes, forgot about darwin and cairns tho didn't realise they were Test venues. cheers guys!

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    those 3 odis v bangladesh in 2008 were so memorable. ftr moises got a callup. and i think james hopes was playing, that's genuinely all i can remember

    actually i remember coming home from school one day and muss had just completed a chase of like 90 or so

    edit: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ausvbdes...ch/336202.html would've been that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    yeah, probably better to play cricket in winter up north, they ought to do it more often IMO
    Darwin runs its grade comp through winter, IIRC. PEWS to confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    England to have a top end tour next Ashes if I recall correctly.
    well with the WACA axed we will be looking for another venue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullarkey View Post
    well with the WACA axed we will be looking for another venue.
    ****s sent us to Alice Springs at the end of November to play cricket so we may as well go to Darwin in December for a test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajdude View Post
    those 3 odis v bangladesh in 2008 were so memorable. ftr moises got a callup. and i think james hopes was playing, that's genuinely all i can remember

    actually i remember coming home from school one day and muss had just completed a chase of like 90 or so

    edit: 2nd ODI: Australia v Bangladesh at Darwin, Sep 3, 2008 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo would've been that.
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