BCCI announces Itinerary of England~~s tour

Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:England will play three Tests and seven One-days during their tour of India early next year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday. England, who last played tests in India in 2001, are scheduled to play the Tests between March 6 and 30 and the One-dayers from April 1 to 23.

The dates were announced after a meeting of the board's decision-making working committee. India, who begin their month-long tour of Zimbabwe next week to play a One-day tri-series and two Tests, have a busy season ahead.

They host Sri Lanka for seven One-dayers from October 25 to November 12 and play a five-game series against visiting South Africa from November 15 to 29. Sri Lanka will return to play three tests from December 1 to 22.

India tour Pakistan from January 2 to February 11 for a test and One-day series and would stay back to play in the Asia Cup, to be played from February 14 to 28.

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