Cricket Australia yesterday released the dates for the five-Test portion of the 2013-14 tour, which also contains five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches and begins just weeks after Australia depart England.
England have three tour matches, the first of which is against a Western Australia XI in Perth beginning on October 31, before the first Test and a fourth in between the first and second Tests.
Further Tests will take place at the Adelaide Oval, the WACA, the Melbourne Cricket Ground - the traditional Boxing Day game - and the Sydney Cricket Ground, finishing on January 7.
Ashes Series 2013-14
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