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Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley has congratulated the Australian Men’s team on their successful tour of England.
The Australians completed a unique double when they added Ashes retention to their inaugural World Test Championship title.
The Ashes series finished tied 2-2 after England won the fifth Test at The Oval.
The Ashes and World Test Championship victories comprised an exciting and physically demanding period in which the Australians played six Test matches in eight weeks.
Nick Hockley, CA Chief Executive said:
“We are all enormously proud of Pat Cummins and his team for all they have achieved on their tour of England.
“The squad was determined to return with the World Test Championship trophy and the Ashes, and to achieve both objectives in often difficult conditions against world class opposition and in front of extremely passionate and occasionally hostile crowds, is a credit to all the players and support staff.
“Both the men’s and women’s Ashes have been epic series that have captured the imagination of the cricketing world and lived up to the billing of one of the greatest rivalries in world sport. They will no doubt inspire lots of boys and girls to pick up a bat and ball this summer.
“I would also like to congratulate England, whose enterprising play has helped to make these such memorable series, and particularly retiring fast-bowler Stuart Broad who has been such a formidable opponent and competitor over many years.
“Finally thank you to all the fans, both here in Australia and those who travelled to England, for all your support. We are already looking forward to hosting England for the return series in 2025-26.”