New Delhi:The Indian Cricket Board has formally sent a proposal to the New Zealand Board to extend the two-Test series by a match when India tour the island nation in March-April this year.
The tour, starting March 6, originally featured two Tests, five one-dayers and a Twenty20 match.
"The proposal to play an additional Test match has been sent to New Zealand Cricket, which will be responding to it soon," BCCI chief administrator Ratnakar Shetty said.
The BCCI incurred a Rs 120 crore loss last year after India's tour of Pakistan was cancelled and the visiting England team pulled out of the last two one-dayers of a seven-match series in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks.
The Indian Board is also planning a one-day series against Sri Lanka next month to make up for the cancellation of the tour of Pakistan.