Bangalore to host 1st Test against Australia

Published: Monday, July 19, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Bangalore will host the first Test between India and Australia beginning on October 6, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced in New Delhi on Monday.

The Australians, who will open their tour with a three-day match at Hyderabad from September 30, will play the other three Tests in Chennai (Oct 14 to 18), Nagpur (Oct 26 to 30) and Mumbai (Nov 3 to 7), BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said.

The Board also announced the schedule for South Africa's two-Test series beginning in November.

Kanpur will host the first Test from November 20-24 while Kolkata will be the venue for the second Test from Nov 28 to December 2.

South Africa's tour to India will begin with a three-day match at Jaipur on November 14.

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