Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove is hopeful the Ageas Bowl will be adequately compensated after missing out on a Test match from 2020-24.

The Times has reported that all Test match venues will receive £500,000 for each season they do not stage a Test during the forthcoming five-year allocation period.

Assuming that is correct, the Ageas Bowl is in line to receive £2.5m as it will host its last Test until 2025 at the earliest when England play India in West End from August 30- September 3.

Bransgrove told the Daily Echo: “The ECB has made it very clear that those grounds that maintain a Test match standard and don’t get Test matches should be compensated.

“Those discussions are continuing and that’s all I know.”

The Ageas Bowl missed out on an Ashes Test in 2023 when the major matches were allocated last month.

It will host one of the franchises in the new T20 competition from 2020 but will have to be content with seven limited-overs internationals (six T20 matches and an ODI in 2023) during that period.

After again missing out on an Ashes Test, Bransgrove spoke of his determination to see one played at The Ageas Bowl in 2027.

“I don’t intend to give up,” he said.

“Personally I am disappointed and the potential date for an Ashes Test now is well into my dotage but it still remains an ambition and I will keep at it.

“We accept the decision, the host venue panel did their role with integrity. We have just got to get on with it.

“We will be pulling out all the stops and intend to lead the way.

“To be considered equal to the other grounds we have to be better, because we don’t have the history.

“It’s a constant audition but if we keep passing it we will get that Ashes Test match.”