Cricket Australia has confirmed the schedule for the 2013-14 Ashes series against England, with the tour starting with a warmup match in Perth on Oct. 31 and the first test scheduled to start Nov. 21 at Brisbane.
Dates and venues for the five limited-overs matches and three Twenty20 internationals will be released in January.
As well as the five tests, England will play a three-day match against a Western Australia XI at Perth, and four-day matches against Australia A in Hobart, a New South Wales XI in Sydney and a two-day match against a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI in Canberra on Nov. 29-30.
Australia will play an Ashes series in England in 2013 before hosting the return series in a congested year for the traditional bilateral series.
Dates for the 2013-14 Ashes series between Australia and England:
Nov. 21-25 : Gabba, Brisbane.
Dec. 5-9: Adelaide Oval.
Dec. 13-17: WACA, Perth.
Dec. 26-30: Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Jan. 3-7: Sydney Cricket Ground.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2: England vs. Western Australia XI, WACA, Perth.
Nov. 6-9: England vs. Australia A, Hobart.
Nov. 13-16: England vs. New South Wales, Sydney Cricket Ground.
Nov. 29-30: England vs. Chairman's XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra.
(dates for 5 one-day internationals and 3 Twenty20 maches to be confirmed).