Schedule for England’s tour to India 2020-21 announced

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The BCCI and ECB have announced the schedule for England’s tour to India. The tour will start on 5th of February as England will play 4 test matches, 5 T20 matches and 3 ODI matches in this long tour. Only 3 venues are been assigned for this particular series considering the current pandemic situation. Chennai, Ahemdabad and Pune will be the 3 venues for the tour. The first 2 test matches will be played in Chennai, while the next 2 test matches will be played at the newly built Motera stadium.

Schedule for England’s tour to India 2020-21 : Test Series

1st Test5th-9th FebruaryChennai
2nd Test13th-17th FebruaryChennai
3rd Test24th-28th FebruaryAhmedabad (D/N)
4th Test4th – 8th MarchAhmedabad

Schedule for England’s tour to India 2020-21 : T20I Series

1st T20I12th MarchAhmedabad
2nd T20I14th MarchAhmedabad
3rd T20I16th March Ahmedabad
4th T20I18th March Ahmedabad
5th T20I20th MarchAhmedabad

Schedule for England’s tour to India 2020-21 : ODI Series

Match Date Venue
1st ODI23rd MarchPune
2nd ODI26th MarchPune
3rd ODI28th March Pune

As mentioned above, the newly set Motera Stadium will host as much as 7 games. Firstly it’ll host 2 test matches out of which one will be a day and night test match played with pink ball. Lastly it’ll host all 5 matches of the T20I series. Meanwhile the newly constructed Motera stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in the world with a seating capacity of 1,10,000. On the other hand Chennai will host the 1st two test matches while Pune will host 3 ODI matches.

Cricket will be making a comeback to India after a long time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As this will be India’s first bilateral series at home since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently BCCI has announced just 3 venues for the whole tour in order to reduce the transportation involved between each match. Decision regarding whether to let spectators inside the stadium or not has not been taken yet.

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