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England Lions will meet the India and West Indies A sides in the triangular ODI tournament following New Zealand's withdrawal

The ECB today announced changes to the fixture schedule for incoming tours by international A teams this summer and new opponents for England Under-19s in their domestic international series this summer.

Following a request from New Zealand Cricket to postpone the New Zealand A tour to UK originally scheduled for summer 2010, the ECB has agreed with West Indies Cricket Board that West Indies A will tour in place of New Zealand A.

West Indies A will now participate in the Triangular ODI Series with England Lions and India A (matches staged at Northampton, Grace Road and New Road) and will also replace New Zealand A as opposition for India A in two A team Tests which will now be played at Grace Road and Whitgift School, Croydon.

As the West Indies A players are required to return home by mid July to participate in the WICB domestic Twenty20 Tournament, the three-day and four-day elements of the itineraries for the incoming A teams have been brought forward to the start of the tours rather than being played after the one-day programme - the dates and venues for the one-day programme remain unchanged.

This has led to the following scheduling changes:

India A will now play the three-day tour match v Yorkshire at Headingley Carnegie as the opening fixture of the tour on June 5-7 (previously scheduled for Headingley Carnegie July 11-13).

West Indies A will play a three-day tour match v Glamorgan at SWALEC Stadium as the opening fixture of the tour on June 5-7. This replaces the New Zealand A three-day tour match v Durham at the Riverside (Riverside unavailable to stage the fixture on the revised dates).

The first Test between India A and West Indies A will now be played on June 10-13 at Grace Road, Leicester.

The first Test between India A and New Zealand A was previously scheduled for July 16-19 at Old Trafford (Old Trafford unavailable to stage the fixture on the revised dates).

The second Test between India A and West Indies A will now be played on June 17-20 at Whitgift School, Croydon.

The second Test between India A and New Zealand A was previously scheduled for July 23-26 at the Rose Bowl (Rose Bowl unavailable to stage the fixture on the revised dates).

The full itineraries for the incoming A teams are as follows:

India A Tour

June 2: India A arrive
June 5-7: India A v Yorkshire, Headingley Carnegie
June 10-13: India A v West Indies A, 1st Test, Grace Road
June 17-10: India A v West Indies A, 2nd Test, Whitgift School
June 23: India A v Scotland, tour match, Citylets Titwood, Glasgow
June 25: India A v Scotland, tour match, Citylets Titwood, Glasgow
June 28: India A v West Indies A, ODI, Wantage Road
June 29: England Lions v West Indies A, ODI, Wantage Road
July 1: India A v England Lions, ODI, Grace Road
July 2: India A v West Indies A, ODI, Grace Road
July 4: England Lions v West Indies A, ODI, New Road
July 6: India A v England Lions, ODI, New Road
July 8: Tri-Series final, New Road or tour match v Lancashire, Old Trafford
July 9: India A depart

West Indies A Tour

June 2: West Indies A arrive
June 5-7: West Indies A v Glamorgan, tour match, SWALEC Stadium
June 10-13: India A v West Indies A, ODI, Grace Road
June 17-20: India A v West Indies A, Whitgift School
June 23: West Indies A v Ireland, tour match, Stormont, Belfast
June 25: West Indies A v Ireland, tour match, Stormont, Belfast
June 28: West Indies A v India A, ODI, Wantage Road
June 29: West Indies A v England Lions, ODI, Wantage Road
July 1: England Lions v India A, ODI, Grace Road
July 2: West Indies A v India A, ODI, Grace Road
July 4: West Indies A v England Lions, ODI, New Road
July 6: England Lions v India A, ODI, New Road
July 8: Tri-Series final, New Road or tour match v Lancashire, Old Trafford
July 9: West Indies A depart

Whichever of India A or West Indies A do not qualify for the triangular series final on July 8 will play a 50-over match against Lancashire at Old Trafford.

The ECB today also announced that Sri Lanka U19s will replace Australia U19s as the opposition for the England U19 team this summer. The full programme of matches and venues is as follows:

England Under-19s - 2010 schedule

July 21-24: England U19 v Sri Lanka U19, 1st Test, Wantage Road
July 27-30: England U19 v Sri Lanka U19, 2nd Test, Scarborough

Aug 2: England U19 v Sri Lanka U19, 1st Twenty20, the Riverside
Aug 3: England U19 v Sri Lanka U19, 2nd Twenty20, the Riverside

Aug 7: England U19 v Sri Lanka U19, 1st ODI, Fenner’s
Aug 9: England U19 v Sri Lanka U19, 2nd ODI, Arundel
Aug 10: England U19 v Sri Lanka U19, 3rd ODI, Arundel
Aug 12: England U19 v Sri Lanka U19, 4th ODI, Canterbury
Aug 13: England U19 v Sri Lanka U19, 5th ODI, Canterbury

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