England series from October 30

England series from October 30

The old Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad’s Navrangpura area, which was the venue of all cricket matches in the city before the advent of Motera stadium on the outskirts in early 1980s, will host a four-day game against a visiting England team later this year.

According to the itinerary of the tour released by the BCCI, England are to play two warm-up three-day games in Mumbai before moving on to Ahmedabad to play the third game, a four-day match, at the old Sardar Patel stadium ahead of the opening Test at the Motera Stadium from Nov 15-19.

According to an England and Wales Cricket Board release, English cricketers are scheduled to depart their country on October 25 for a three-day training camp at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai before playing three first class matches in India ahead of the four-Test series.  Prior to England, New Zealand will visit India for a short series of two Tests and two Twenty20 Internationals.

The itinerary: New Zealand tour: Aug 23-27: First Test (Hyderabad). Aug 31-Sep 4: Second Test (Bangalore). Sep 8: first T20 International (Visakhapatnam, D/N). Sep 11: second T20 International (Chennai, D/N).

England tour: Tests and T20s: Oct 29: Arrival in Mumbai. Oct 30-Nov 1: 3-day tour match in Mumbai (CCI). Nov 3-5: 3-day tour match in Mumbai (BKC). Nov 8-11: 4-day tour match in Ahmedabad (Sardar Patel stadium, Navrangpura). Nov 15-19: first Test (Ahmedabad, Motera stadium). Nov 23-27: second Test (Mumbai, Wankhede stadium). Dec 5-9: third Test, Kolkata. Dec 13-17: fourth Test, Nagpur. Dec 20: first T20 (Pune, Subroto Roy Sahara stadium, D/N). Dec 22: 2nd T20 (Mumbai, Wankhede stadium, D/N). Dec 23:

England team departs. ODIs: Jan 3, 2013: England arrive in Delhi. Jan 6: 50-over warm-up match at Delhi (venue tbc). Jan 8: 50-over warm-up match at Delhi (venue tbc). Jan 11: first ODI (Rajkot, D/N). Jan 15: second ODI (Kochi, D/N). Jan 19: third ODI (Ranchi, D/N). Jan 23: fourth ODI (Dharamsala, D/N). Jan 27: fifth ODI (Mohali, D/N).

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