India tour schedule confirmed

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The ECB today announced the itinerary for England’s 2012/13 winter tours of India which will include four Tests and two Twenty20s before Christmas and five one-day internationals in the New Year.

England are scheduled to depart the UK on October 25 for a three-day training camp at the International Cricket Council Global Cricket Academy in Dubai before playing three first-class matches in India ahead of the four-Test series.

ECB managing director Hugh Morris said: “This will be England’s first full tour of India since 2008 and I am sure that cricket fans in both countries will be eagerly anticipating an exciting series of contests in all three formats of the game.

“ECB will also be seeking to finalise an England Performance Programme camp in India before Christmas which will help prepare members of both our Test and T20 squads.”

England Test and T20 schedule - Tour to India 2012

Matt Prior, Sachin Tendulkar & Ian Bell

England's first full winter tour of India since 2008 will consist of four Tests, two Twenty20s and four one-day internationals

October 25: Team departs UK
October 26-28: Training, ICC Global Cricket Academy
October 29: Arrive in Mumbai
October 30-November 1: Tour match, Mumbai, CCI
November 3-5: Tour match, Mumbai, BKC
November 8-11: Tour match, Ahmedabad, Motera ‘B’ Ground
November 15-19: 1st Test, Ahmedabad, Motera
November 23-27: 2nd Test, Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium
December 5-9: 3rd Test, Kolkata, Eden Gardens
December 13-17: 4th Test, Nagpur, Jamtha VCA Stadium
December 20: 1st T20, Pune, Shara Stadium
December 22: 2nd T20, Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium
December 23: Team departs India

England ODI schedule - Tour to India 2013

January 2: Team departs UK
January 3: Arrive Delhi
January 6: Tour match (D/N), Delhi, Feroze Shah Kotla
January 8: Tour match, Delhi, Services Ground
January 11: 1st ODI (D/N), Rajkot, SCA Stadium
January 15: 2nd ODI (D/N), Kochi, Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium
January 19: 3rd ODI (D/N), Ranchi, JSCA International Stadium
January 23: 4th ODI, Dharamsala, HPCA Cricket Stadium
January 27: 5th ODI (D/N), Mohali, PCA Stadium
January 28: Team departs India

Hours of play

Test Matches
09.30-11:30
11:30-12:10 Lunch
12:10-14:10
14:10-14:30 Tea
14:30-16:30

Variation for Kolkata Test
9.00-11.00
11.00-11.40 Lunch
11.40-13.40
13.40-14.00 Tea
14.00-16.00

ODI Day/Night Matches
14.30-18.00
18.00-18.45 Interval
18.45-22.15

Variation for 5th ODI in Mohali
12.00-15.30
15.30-16.15 Interval
16.15-19.45

ODI Day Match – 4th ODI Dharamshala
09.00-12:30
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-16.45

Hours of Play - T20s
19.00-20.20
20.20-20.40 Interval
20.40-22.00