Nagpur to host opening Test against SA from Feb 6

Updated: 08 January 2010 09:04 IST

The first Test between India and South Africa would be played at Nagpur's VCA Stadium in Jamtha from February 6-10.

Mumbai:

The first Test between India and South Africa would be played at Nagpur's VCA Stadium in Jamtha from February 6-10, while the second and final match would be held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from the 14th to 18th.

The Proteas are scheduled to arrive in Mumbai on January 31 and proceed to Nagpur the next day, Cricket Board sources said on Friday.

The ODIs have been scheduled at Jaipur, Kanpur and Ahmedabad but because of logistical reasons the venue-wise scheduling is yet to be finalised, the sources said, adding the matches would be held on January 21, 24 and 27.

The detailed programme is set to be declared next week, they added.

The following is the schedule:

Jan 31: South Africa arrive in Mumbai

Feb 1: Travel to Nagpur

Feb 2 and 3: Two-day practice game at Nagpur

Feb 6-10: 1st Test, Nagpur

Feb 11: Travel to Kolkata

Feb 14-18: 2nd Test in Kolkata

Feb 21, 24 and 27: ODIs (venues Jaipur, Kanpur and Ahmedabad).

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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