England will again play four tour matches in addition to the
five tests on the 2013-14 Ashes tour of Australia.
Cricket's oldest and fiercest international rivalry will be
renewed twice next year with Australia's tour of England
being followed by the return visit Down Under to avoid the
series running into the limited overs World Cup in 2015.
England won the Ashes in 2009 and retained them on their last
trip after a convincing 3-1 series triumph in Australia -
their first in a quarter of a century.
The tests will again take place at the Gabba in Brisbane,
Adelaide Oval, WACA in Perth, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
and Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
"We are delighted to be able to confirm the Ashes fixtures so
far in advance of the series," Cricket Australia chief James
Sutherland said in a statement.
"It means fans will be able to plan their trips around the
country to follow all the action.
"I am sure there will be a lot of fans from the UK who will
want to make the trip over and we look forward to hosting
England's boisterous travelling "Barmy Army" have become an
integral feature of Ashes series in recent years.
The one tour match taking place during the test series will
be in Canberra between the first and second tests rather than
between the second and third tests as was the case in 2010.
England will also play five one-day matches and three
Twenty20 matches against Australia on the tour but the dates
for those have yet to be fixed.
England tour schedule
Oct 31-Nov 2 Western Australia XI Perth
Nov 6-9 Australia A Hobart
Nov 13-16 New South Wales XI Sydney
Nov 21-25 First test Brisbane
Nov 29-30 Chairman's XI Canberra
Dec 5-9 Second test Adelaide
Dec 13-17 Third test Perth
Dec 26-30 Fourth test Melbourne
Jan 3-7 Fifth test Sydney