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Ahmedabad to host D/N India-England Test



Newly modified Motera Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium, in Ahmedabad will host a day-night Test clash between India and England in February 2021.

England will tour India for four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs in February and March. The 12 internaional matches will be played across three venues- Chennai, Ahmedabad and Pune.

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The Test series, Anthony de Mello Trophy, was previously scheduled for five Tests but one Test had to be cut off. The first two Tests will be played in Chennai on February 5-9 and 13-17 respectively.

India will host their second home day-night Test from February 24 at the Motera Stadium, which holds a capacity of 110,000. The fourth and final Test will be from March 4 at the same venue.

The teams will remain in Ahmedabad for a marathon 5-match T20I series before heading to Pune for three ODIs.

The Test series is a part of World Test Championship which may play a vital role in confirming the finalists. ODI World Cup champions England will take on 2023 hosts India in the Super League.



“The BCCI prioritises health and safety of both teams and will leave no stone unturned to make sure that the tour is held adhering to all safety protocols agreed by the BCCI and ECB medical teams. Both Boards have worked closely to put together an exciting series that promises to provide high octane action between two powerhouses of world cricket. This will be India’s first bilateral series at home since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the home season will bring back joy to cricket fans,” said Jay Shah, BCCI secretary.

India vs England 2021 itinerary-

Tests-

February 5-9: 1st Test, Chennai

February 13-17: 2nd Test, Chennai

February 24-28: 3rd Test (D/N), Ahmedabad

March 4-8: 4th Test, Ahmedabad

T20Is-

March 12: 1st T20I, Ahmedabad

March 14: 2nd T20I, Ahmedabad

March 16: 3rd T20I, Ahmedabad

March 18: 4th T20I, Ahmedabad

March 20: 5th T20I, Ahmedabad

ODIs

March 23: 1st ODI, Pune

March 26: 2nd ODI, Pune

March 28: 3rd ODI, Pune

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