England confirm NZ tour dates

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England will play three Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on their two-month tour of New Zealand in early 2008.

The itinerary for the trip will see England arrive in New Zealand on January 28 and play the first of two one-day warm-up games five days later.

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They will then face the Black Caps in the seven limited-overs contests, starting with the Twenty20 games, over the next three weeks before preparing for the Test series.

England will play one two-day match and one three-day first-class game before the first Test at Hamilton on March 5. The tour will end on March 26 after further Tests in Wellington and Napier.

England play in the Twenty20 World Cup and travel to Sri Lanka twice during the first half of their winter programme before Christmas.

For ticket details, please see the information on the New Zealand Cricket website.

England in New Zealand 2008 - Itinerary

Jan 26: England depart UK
Jan 28: England arrive in New Zealand

Feb 2: One-day warm-up game v Canterbury, QE II Park, Christchurch (13-a-side)
Feb 3: One-day warm-up game v Canterbury, QE II Park Christchurch (12 players, 11 of whom can bat)

Feb 5: 1st Twenty20 International (floodlit), Auckland
Feb 7: 2nd Twenty20 International (floodlit), Christchurch

Feb 9: 1st ODI (day/night), Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Feb 12: 2nd ODI (day/night), Seddon Park, Hamilton
Feb 15: 3rd ODI (day/night), Eden Park, Auckland
Feb 20: 4th ODI, McLean Park, Napier
Feb 23: 5th ODI (day/night), Jade Stadium, Christchurch

Feb 25-26: Practice match v Otago, University Oval, Dunedin
Feb 28-March 1: First-class match v Otago, University Oval, Dunedin

March 5-9: First Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton
March 13-17: Second Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington
March 22-26: Third Test, McLean Park, Napier

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