Indian cricket team. (source: Twitter)

Chennai and Ahmedabad will be the two host venues for the four-Test series between India and England.

“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,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.

“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.”

ECB CEO Tom Harrison added: “We have been delighted with the planning that has been undertaken by the BCCI to ensure the three venues in Chennai, Ahmedabad and Pune will be ready to host international cricket in a bio-secure environment and look forward to working closely with them over the coming weeks to finalise those plans.

“The prospect of becoming the first international side to play at the magnificent Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad adds an extra dimension to the tour and I know will be something that is a highlight for both the players and management.”

Tour Itinerary:

Tests:

1st Test – Feb 5 – 9, Chennai

2nd Test – Feb 13 – 17, Chennai

3rd Test – Feb 24 – 28, Ahmedabad (D/N)

4th Test – Mar 4 – 8, Ahmedabad

T20Is: All games at Motera, Ahmedabad

1st T20I – March 12

2nd T20I – March 14

3rd T20I – March 16

4th T20I – March 18

5th T20I – March 20

ODIs: All games at Pune

1st ODI – March 23

2nd ODI – March 26

3rd ODI – March 28

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