A statement from the leader of Leeds City Council regarding the announcement that the England and Wales Cricket Board has awarded an Ashes Test and T20 status to Emerald Headingley.
Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said:
“This is fantastic news for Headingley and for the city of Leeds. This is just reward for Yorkshire for all the hard work that has gone in to re-developing the ground over recent years, and I’m pleased the council has been able to play its part in that.
“High profile matches such as these help showcase the city on the international stage, and continuing the long tradition of Ashes test matches at Headingley is something I know cricket fans in Yorkshire will be immensely looking forward to.”