"As per the new programme, the first game of the four-Test series between India and Australia will now be played at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, from 22 February 2013 to 26 February 2013. The venue has staged some unforgettable encounters between the two nations, including the ‘Tie' in September 1986," BCCI said in a media release.
"The teams will then move to Hyderabad for the second Test, from 2 March 2013 to 6 March 2013. The action will subsequently shift to the north. Mohali will host the third Test from 14 March 2013 to 18 March, and Delhi the fourth, from 22 March 2013 to 26 March 2013. Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla Ground was the venue where the teams first played for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, in October 1996," it added.
As per the earlier schedule, Delhi was to host the first Test followed by second in Mohali, third in Hyderabad and final game in Delhi.
The revised schedule of the Test matches is as follows
First Test - M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - 22 February 2013 to 26 February 2013
Second Test - Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad - 2 March 2013 to 6 March 2013
Third Test - PCA Stadium, Mohali - 14 March 2013 to 18 March 2013
Fourth Test - Ferozeshah Kotla Ground, Delhi - 22 March 2013 to 26 March 2013