Birmingham's tourism economy is set to be boosted again after Edgbaston Stadium announced it had secured another England test match.
The England & Wales Cricket Board has awarded the first match of the Investec Series against the West Indies in August 2017 to the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
It will also host the NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day for the fifth consecutive year in September 2017, adding to the list of confirmed fixtures including India v Pakistan and England v Australia.
Neil Snowball, chief executive of Warwickshire CCC, said: "With 11 days of major match cricket confirmed, next summer will be the biggest programme of games that Edgbaston has ever hosted.
"England have an outstanding record at Edgbaston and we are thrilled to secure the first test of the Investec Series against the West Indies at an accessible time for supporters in the heart of the summer holidays.
"NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day is firmly established in the British sporting calendar and continues to break attendance records each year.
"We look forward to hosting it for the ninth time in 2017 and hope that the Birmingham Bears can continue their great form of recent seasons by reaching a home final again."
Emma Gray, director of marketing and communications at Visit Birmingham, the city's leisure tourism programme, added: "Birmingham has seen a 17 per cent increase in tourists in the last six years, including a record 1.1 million overseas visits in 2015.
"By continuing to attract the biggest fixtures in cricket, Edgbaston Stadium is helping to raise the city's profile across the world, ensuring we build on the largest international tourism growth of any UK regional destination.
"We look forward to welcoming fans next year for the city's biggest summer of major match cricket and encourage visitors to enjoy our leisure offer while they're here."