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Ahmedabad to host 7 India-England matches in Feb-Mar

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New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) England will play 12 international games — four Tests, three ODIs, and five T20s — on their tour of India in February-March, with Ahmedabad hosting seven of those matches, including a day-night Test. All the matches will be played at only three venues — Chennai and Pune being the others — and in bio-secure environment, it was announced on Thursday.

Ahmedabad’s refurbished Sardar Patel Motera Stadium, which can accommodate 1,10,000 spectators, will host two Tests and all five T20 Internationals, according to the itinerary jointly released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

England will play four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs from February 9 to March 28.

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No international cricket has been played in India since March, 2020 when the series against South Africa was abruptly cancelled following the coronavirus outbreak. Subsequently, the Indian Premier League was also moved to the United Arab Emirates.

Itinerary: England tour of India:

Test series

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1st Test 5th – 9th Feb Chennai

2nd Test 13th – 17th Feb Chennai

3rd Test (D/N) 24th – 28th Feb Ahmedabad

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4th Test 4th – 8th March Ahmedabad

T20I series

1 12th March 1st T20I Ahmedabad

2 14th March 2nd T20I Ahmedabad

3 16th March 3rd T20I Ahmedabad

4 18th March 4th T20I Ahmedabad

5 20th March 5th T20I Ahmedabad

ODI series

1 23rd March 1st ODI Pune

2 26th March 2nd ODI Pune

3 28th March 3rd ODI Pune

–IANS

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