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Eng 'A', Australia Under-19 to tour India
Tuesday, January 20 2004 20:11 Hrs (IST)

Mumbai:Australia Under-19 and England 'A' cricket teams will play three One-day matches each during their visit to India next month, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official said in Mumbai on Tuesday.

BCCI joint secretary Prof Ratnakar Shetty said that the Aussie Under-19 lads would tour India to play three One-day matches against their Indian counterparts from February 2-8 before flying out to Dhaka (Bangladesh) to take part in the ICC Under-19 World Cup.

"The England 'A' team, who will be the first foreign team to participate in the Duleep Trophy tournament, would be playing three One-day games against India 'A' on February 9 and 10 (at Bangalore) and February 12 (at Chennai) followed by the Duleep Trophy tournament to be played in North Indian venues", he added.

"The Aussie lads will play their matches on February 4 at Cuttack, February 6 and 8 both at Kolkata."

"In the Duleep Trophy tournament, England 'A' are in Group-B along with South Zone and East Zone while Group-A consists of reigning champions North Zone, West Zone and Central Zone in the league stage", he added.

Following is the itinerary (Australia Under-19):

Feb 4: First One-day vs India Under-19 at Cuttack.

Feb 6: Second One-day vs India Under-19 at Kolkata.

Feb 8: Third One-day vs India Under-19 at Kolkata.

England 'A:

Feb 3: Arrival in India-proceed to Bangalore.

Feb 6: One-day warm-up match at Bangalore.

Feb 9: First One-day vs India 'A' at Bangalore.

Feb 10: Second One-day vs India 'A' at Bangalore.

Feb 12: Third One-day vs India 'A' at Chennai.

Feb 14-17: Four-day warm-up match at Chennai.

Duleep Trophy:

Feb 14-17: South Zone vs East Zone at Dharamshala, West Zone vs Central Zone at Haryana.

Feb 21-24: South Zone vs England 'A' at Amritsar, North Zone vs Central Zone at Haryana.

Feb 17-March 1: East Zone vs England 'A' at Jallandhar, West Zone vs North Zone at Dharamshala.

Mar 4-7: Final at Mohali.

Eng 'A' to compete in Duleep Trophy

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