ENGLAND will take on New Zealand in the first of four fixtures to be played in Cardiff in next year's ICC Champions Trophy.

The world's top eight teams go head to head in the 18-day, 15 match-tournament with 50-over games played in Cardiff, Edgbaston and at the Oval.

The SSE Swalec Stadium – renamed Cardiff Wales Stadium during the tournament – will host England against the Black Caps on Tuesday, June 6.

New Zealand return to face Bangladesh on Friday, June 9 and Sri Lanka and Pakistan face off in the capital on Monday, June 12.

The first semi-final – which would be between Australia and South Africa if the tournament goes according to seedings – is in Cardiff on Wednesday, June 14.

Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris said: "We are delighted to be welcoming some of the world's best players to the Welsh capital for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

"I was with England for the last tournament here, and for teams, administrators and supporters alike the compact nature of the competition, where every match is intense and really counts captured the imagination of thousands of supporters who came to watch.

"This short and sharp event featuring cricket's elite is now firmly back on the international cricket calendar and carries even greater significance given the qualification for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, for which we will also play a host role.

"By hosting major global events such as the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Cricket World Cup two years later, the eyes of the world will be on Cardiff."

The ticketing window will open on Thursday, September 1 and close at the end of that month with oversubscribed matches going to a ballot. Members of Glamorgan CCC will have an advanced opportunity to access tickets.