India, England to play five tests in 2021: ECB

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Last Updated: Wed, Nov 18th, 2020, 20:32:45hrs
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India will lock horns with England in a five-match Test series all set to happen in  August 2021, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday.

England will host India for five Tests at Trent Bridge, Lord's, Headingley, the Oval, and Old Trafford.

The first game will happen on August 4 and the Test series will conclude on September 14.

"The Test series against India is due to conclude the Men's international summer, with Tests at Trent Bridge, Lord's, Emerald Headingley, the Kia Oval, and Emirates Old Trafford," said ECB in an official statement.

The ECB  released plans to host international series across men's, women's, and disability cricket in 2021.

The England cricket team will play three ODIs against Sri Lanka and a three-match ODI and three-match T20I series against Pakistan.

Current plans see England Women set to play South Africa in a ODI Series and T20I series before hosting New Zealand for a ODI and T20I series.

The England Visually Impaired team is also planning to host Australia in a limited-overs series in August, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

England hold the Ashes after their resounding success in Adelaide four years ago with fixtures and dates for next summer's series also yet to be finalised.

"We had an amazing summer of international cricket this year with some memorable performances, and we know how much enjoyment it brought to people whilst staying at home," said ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison in an official statement.

"Next year we've got another big international programme to look forward to, with the thrill of a five-Test series against India as the centrepiece, compelling white ball series for our men and women, and an Ashes Series for our Visually Impaired team," he added.

 

(With Agency Inputs)

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