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'Decision on extra Test against India next week'

New Zealand Cricket said it is discussing the possibility of squeezing in an additional Test when India tours the country next month but a final decision would be taken only next week.

cricket Updated: Jan 09, 2009 19:19 IST

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said it is discussing the possibility of squeezing in an additional Test when India tours the country next month but a final decision would be taken only next week.

"New Zealand Cricket and the BCCI are continuing in discussions over the possible extension of India's tour to New Zealand. A decision on the tour is now expected next week," the NZC said in a statement.

India is originally scheduled to play a Twenty20 international, five ODIs and two Test matches from March 6 to April 3.

The Twenty20 match is scheduled on March 6 at the Westpac Stadium here, followed by the ODIs in Napier (March 8 and 17), Hamilton (March 11), Auckland (March 14) and Christchurch (March 20).

India is scheduled to play a three-day match in Christchurch before the Test series starts. The first Test starts at Hamilton on March 30 and the second at the Basin Reserve here on April 3.