EPP schedule unveiled
The ECB today announced further details of the England Performance Programme's match and training schedule for their tour of India, which begins next month.
Following a two-week preparation period at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough, the EPP squad will fly to India on November 19 and undertake an extensive training programme in Mumbai and Pune.
The squad will play two three-day matches against a DY Patil Academy XI at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai before rounding off their tour in Pune where they will play two one-day fixtures and a T20 fixture against the Netherlands. None of these fixtures will carry official status.
ECB performance director David Parsons said: “The opportunity to take players to the sub-continent to work on specific skills is vital in identifying and developing players who can go on to be world-class cricketers for England in the future. As with previous EPP training programmes, we will be combining skills-work and training with a programme of competitive cricket.”
November 19 - Depart UK
November 27-29 - Three-day match against DY Patil Academy XI at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.
December 3-5 - Three-day match against DY Patil Academy XI at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.
December 13 - One-day match against the Netherlands at the Poona Club, Pune.
December 14 - One-day match against the Netherlands at the Poona Club, Pune.
December 16 - T20 match against the Netherlands at the Poona Club, Pune.
December 17 - Return to UK