England to tour India in March-April 2006

Published: Saturday, July 16, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:England would make a full tour of India for three Tests and seven One-day Internationals in March-April of 2006, a top Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official said today.

England would be visiting India by February-end after finishing their engagements in Pakistan to play three Tests and seven One-day Internationals. The programme has been fixed for March-April, 2006 after India's tour of Pakistan and participation in the Asia cup, also to be held in Pakistan, BCCI secretary S K Nair said today.

The programme for England's visit was finalised during the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings held in June, he added.

England last visited India in 2001-02.

Nair also said that India were scheduled to visit the West Indies on a full tour after the home series against England. The visit would be in June, 2006, but the final details are yet to be worked out, Nair said.

The BCCI secretary also said that India would host the ICC Champions Trophy in October-November, 2006.

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