HUW TURBERVILL: The counties are hoping to exchange ODI and T20 fixtures on England's calendar in 2023 and 2024
Surrey and Durham are aiming to swap duties when it comes to hosting England matches.
The Riverside is down to be the venue for one-day internationals in 2023 and 24 – with The Oval staging T20Is – as part of the match allocation for 2020-24.
The counties want it the other way around.
Durham believe they can attract more punters into the ground for a T20.
Surrey have no such trouble luring spectators in. Cricket fans at the south London venue like to make it a day of it once in, and beer sales should soar.
This summer The Oval will not stage its traditional final Test of the summer, but the first (against West Indies, June 4–8).