Thatscricket- Cricket News - BCCI do a quick turn around on Zim itinerary
Published: Thursday, January 4, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Copyright AFP 2000
New Delhi: India's cricket chiefs on Wednesday changed the itinerary for a tour of Zimbabwe in May, wiping out one Test match from the original schedule issued only a few hours earlier.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) clarified the tour would comprise just two Test matches, and not three as announced earlier in the day.The 43-day tour, commencing on May 25, will also feature a Limited Overs tri-series between India, Zimbabwe and the West Indies, BCCI secretary Jayawant Lele said.Lele said a previously rejected itinerary had been released mistakenly by the BCCI office. According to the revised programme, the Indians will start the tour with two three-day matches at Harare and Motare.The first Test will be played at Harare from June 7, followed immediately by the second at Bulawayo from June 15. The tri-series starts on June 23 with the final scheduled to be played at Harare on July 7.