NZC announces venues for India tour

The ANZ International Series against the current ICC Cricket World Cup champions will start in Napier on Sunday 19 January and will feature five ODIs, two Tests and a two day warm-up game in Whangarei.

New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White says it will certainly be an Indian summer in the Waikato.

“We felt that with the Tests in Wellington and Auckland, that Hamilton was the best spot for a second one dayer with a large Indian population on their doorstep.”

International and domestic broadcasters request that ODIs are day-night matches played under lights, and White adds that only four New Zealand venues have permanent lights.

Northern Districts Chief Executive Peter Roach says they’re excited about hosting the world’s best ODI team on two occasions.

“Seddon Park will soon feel like a second home to the Indian team as they are also scheduled for a Cricket World Cup fixture in Hamilton in 2015.”

“India is a much-loved team with a large number of passionate supporters, and our fans will be eager to see how the BLACKCAPS, after recent success in one dayers, go against the best one year out from hosting the World Cup.”

Central Districts Chief Executive Hugh Henderson is delighted to be hosting the opening game in Napier.

“The Indian team are a huge drawcard throughout the world so the opportunity to host them on a Sunday in January will be fantastic for the region.”

 

ANZ International Series v India Schedule

  • 19/01/2014
    BLACKCAPS vs India - ODI
    McLean Park, Napier
  • 22/01/2014
    BLACKCAPS vs India - ODI
    Seddon Park, Hamilton
  • 25/01/2014
    BLACKCAPS vs India - ODI
    Eden Park, Auckland
  • 28/01/2014
    BLACKCAPS vs India - ODI
    Seddon Park, Hamilton
  • 31/01/2014
    BLACKCAPS vs India - ODI
    Westpac Stadium, Wellington
  • 2/02/2014 – 3/02/2014
    New Zealand A vs India - Warm up
    Cobham Oval, Whangarei
  • 6/02/2014 – 10/02/2014
    BLACKCAPS vs India - Test Match
    Eden Park, Auckland
  • 14/02/2014 – 18/02/2014
    BLACKCAPS vs India - Test Match
    Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington