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Memorable Moments and News at the SSE SWALEC Stadium
The SWALEC Stadium has been an international cricket venue since May 1999, when it hosted the 1999 Cricket World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand.
From 2001 to 2012, the ground became a prominent venue for One Day Internationals (ODI), as it hosted a total of nine matches during those 12 years.
For the first time in 2006, it hosted its first England match, which was the first match of the series against Pakistan in August 2006.
In 2012, the ground was famously named as one of three venues for the ICC Champions Trophy which took place in 2013. This was alongside The Oval and Edgbaston. For the series, it it hosted five matches, including the opener between India and South Africa, and the semi-final between India and Sri Lanka on 20 June.
Additionally, the SWALEC Stadium has hosted two Twenty20 Internationals between England and Pakistan in September 2010.
In 2008, the England and Wales Cricket Board proudly announced that the stadium would host a series of major Test matches for the coming four years. It hosted the first Test match in 2009 which was the remarkable and memorable opening match of the Ashes series between England and Australia.
With such momentous news at the SWALEC Stadium in previous years, follow our SWALEC News page for the latest news and updates during 2019.