BCCI confirms rcprocal tours between India and England

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New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) The BCCI today confirmed that England will tour India in November this year to play two Tests and seven One day International matches.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement, ''both India and England have squared home and away matches up to 2011.

India will tour England in 2011 to play four Tests and five ODIs and a Twenty20 match.

England will then fly to India in October 2011 to play five ODIs and a Twenty20 match.

New tours will be negotiated when the new cycle of FTP starting from 2012 comes in force.

Earlier yesterday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had issued the details about the reciprocal tours between the two sides saying that it would have preferred to play three Tests on their tour of India.

The ECB chief executive David Collier said, ''the board has been strong and consistent in its insistence that Test cricket is still the predominant form of the game.

''It was important that Test matches formed a strong part of the home series against India,'' he added.


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