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Ashes urn to travel Australia for only third time

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As England and prepare for their Test series later this year, will travel down under for the third time since its creation as part of an exhibition in

At the end of every Test series, a replica is presented to the winning side.

Having toured in 1988 and 2006-07, the is set to be kept at the Victoria's new Gallery, currently under construction, as it showcases an exhibit called 'Velvet, Iron, Ashes' from December until February, ESPNcricinfo reported.

The urn, which is the symbol of cricketing battles between and England since it was gifted to the visiting English during the summer of 1882-83, has rarely been taken out of its home at the Museum at The Lord's in

"We are delighted to loan Urn, a symbolic and special treasure, to The story of is one that captivates so many people around the world and the Victoria's exhibition is a very fitting place for its story to be told," chief executive and secretary, said.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 19:07 IST