Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Rod Bransgrove says

We want to bid for the very best fixtures and that includes the Ashes series in 2019," Bransgrove told BBC Radio Solent's Hampshire cricket forum.Once this ground is complete it is going to be compelling argument and it might be a little embarrassing to ignore it," Bransgrove added.Hampshire's Ageas Bowl is yet to stage an Ashes Test despite bidding for the 2015 series, but with a major redevelopment of the ground expected to be completed in 2014, Bransgrove believes they have a "compelling argument.The £38.5m revamp will include the construction of a four-star hotel, conferencing and hospitality facilities as well as a new media centre.The current list of fixtures run up until 2016.Bransgrove confirmed that he will be bidding for all the big international games when the next round of staging packages are up for grabs.Work is due to be completed in time for England's next Test Match at The Ageas Bowl against India in 2014.

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