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ICC clears India's cricket tour plans

BCCI's initiative to redraw its schedule for the coming years was given official stamp by the ICC's new six-year Future Tours Programme.

india Updated: May 10, 2006 11:31 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s initiative to redraw its international schedule for the coming years was given official stamp by the ICC's new six-year Future Tours Programme released on Tuesday.

The ICC, which was furious as BCCI went ahead and altered its fixtures recently, has accommodated India's rescheduled series against Australia, England and Pakistan in the latest, expanded FTP.

Accordingly, India will host world champions Australia every September from 2007 to 2010 featuring four Tests and seven one-dayers in all.

In return, India will tour Down Under twice in 2007 and 2011 to play four Tests and a tri-series on each visit.

India will visit England in the summers of 2007 (3 Tests and 7 ODIs) and 2011 (4 Tests and 5 ODIs) and host them in October 2008 and 2011 for 3 Tests, 7 ODIs and 5 ODIs respectively.

According to the FTP, India will play against their archrivals Pakistan only thrice between 2007 and 2012 - in 3 Tests and 5 ODIs on all occasions - but the ICC statement said "members may elect to amend or add to the FTP during the course of its lifespan".

According to the programme, the Asia Cup will be held in March 2010 and India will play its first full-fledged series in seven years in Sri Lanka in July 2008.

Below, we have given you the Indian calendar till 2011.

May 2006: To West Indies, 4 Tests and 5 ODIs, Jul 2006: To Sri Lanka, Triseries,Nov 2006: To South Africa, 3 Tests and 5 ODIs.

Jan 2007: Hosts West Indies and Sri Lanka, Triseries,May 2007: To Bangladesh, 2 Tests and 3 ODIs, Jun 2007: To Scotland, 1 ODI, To England, 3 Tests and 7 ODIs, Sep 2007: Hosts Australia, 7 ODIs, Oct 2007: Hosts Pakistan, 3 Tests and 5 ODIs, Nov 2007: To Australia, 4 Tests and Triseries (3rd team SL).

Feb 2008: To Bangladesh, Triseries (3rd team SA), May 2008: To Zimbabwe, 2 Tests and 3 ODIs, Jun 2008: To Sri Lanka, 3 Tests and 5 ODIs, Sep 2008: Hosts Australia, 4 Tests, Oct 2008: Host England, 3 Tests and 7 ODIs, Dec 2008: To Pakistan, 3 Tests and 5 ODIs.

Feb 2009: To New Zealand, 3 Tests and 5 ODIs, Sep 2009: Hosts Australia, 7 ODIs, Oct 2009: Hosts Sri Lanka, 3 Tests and 5 ODIs, Dec 2009: To Bangladesh, 2 Tests and Triseries (3rd team NZ).

Jan 2010: Hosts South Africa, 3 Tests and 5 ODIs, May 2010: To Zimbabwe, 2 Tests and 3 ODIs, Jun 2010: To Sri Lanka, Triseries (3rd team NZ) - TBC, Sep 2010: Hosts Australia, 7 ODIs, Dec 2010: To South Africa, 3 Tests and 5 ODIs.

Mar 2011:
To West Indies, 4 Tests and 5 ODIs - TBC, Jul 2011: To England, 4 Tests and 5 ODIs, Sep 2011: Hosts England, 5 ODIs, Oct 2011: Hosts West Indies, 3 Tests and 5 ODIs, Nov 2011: To Australia, 4 Tests and Triseries (3rd team NZ).