India's Tests in Bangladesh rescheduled

Published: Wednesday, December 8, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Thiruvananthapuram:The start two Tests between India and Bangladesh has been postponed by a day as a equal to the Indian team's postponement of its travel to Bangladesh capital by a day but the schedule of One-day International matches remain unchanged.

As per the revised itinerary announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) here tonight, the first Test begins in Dhaka on December 10 and the commencement of the second Test, whose venue is yet to be confirmed, has been deferred from December 16 to 17.

The first ODI, whose venue is still to be decided, is slated for December 23 and the second and the third ODI would be held in Dhaka on December 26 and 27.

"BCCI has requested BCB to defer the commencement of the first Test by a day in view of the delayed departure of the Indian team. BCB has agreed to BCCI's request and the first Test between India and Bangladesh would start on December 10," BCCI secretary S K Nair said in a release here.

BCCI thanked the Centre for approving the matches scheduled in Dhaka during Bangladesh tour and said the Indian team would leave for Dhaka from Kolkata on Wednesday forenoon.

The revised itinerary would be as follows:

December 10-14: First Test in Dhaka

December 17-21: Second Test venue to be decided

December 23: First ODI venue to be decided

December 26: Second ODI Dhaka

December 27: Third ODI Dhaka

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