Home > News >

New Zealand announce venues for India’s 2014 tour

New Zealand announce venues for India’s 2014 tour

India will play two Tests and five ODIs against New Zealand in 2014 © AFP

Wellington: Sep 10, 2013

The Indian cricket team will open its tour of New Zealand with an One-Day International (ODI) in Napier, while Auckland and Wellington have been awarded the two Test matches in the list of venues announced for next year’s series in Wellington on Tuesday.

The series, comprising five one-dayers and two Test matches, will start January 19 next year.

The Indian tour will see Test cricket return to Eden Park after the success of this year’s England Test attended by 39,000 fans.

The second Test will be held at the country’s premier Test venue, the Hawkins Basin Reserve, which sold out on the Saturday of the England Test.

“Hamilton’s Seddon Park will host two One-Day Internationals, while Aucklanders and Wellingtonians will get to enjoy both a Test and an ODI when the Indians tour this summer,” the NZC said in a statement.

The series against the current ICC World Cup champions will also feature a two-day warm-up game in Whangarei before the Test series.

The Indian tour follows three Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20s against the West Indies — giving New Zealand fans 37 days of international cricket at home this summer.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Chief Executive David White said it will 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,” he said.

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

Northern Districts Chief Executive Peter Roach said they’re excited about hosting the world champion 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,” he said.

“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,” he added.

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.”

White said while it’s disappointing not to be able to take an Indian match to the South Island, there are two ODIs and a Test there in the West Indies tour as well as plenty of action in the south during 2015 ICC World Cup.

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at London

More

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014  at Southampton

England won by 266 runs

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Highlights of Phil Hughes' double ton

5 things you need to know about Graham Thorpe

India vs England 2014, 4th Test at Old Trafford: Ajinkya Rahane needs to play decisive role

10 little-known facts about Sir Frank Worrell

Statistical analysis of Jacques Kallis’s ODI career

Ajinkya Rahane England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Jacques Kallis Jacques Kallis retirement James Anderson Moeen Ali South Africa

Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson spat: We will take call after receiving order copy, says BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel

Ireland women cricket team to play South Africa in September

India tour of England 2014: Moeen Ali is a rapidly emerging spinner, feels Peter Moores

Cameron White’s ton powers Australia A to 274/5 against India A in Quadrangular final

Perth Scorchers eye Graeme Smith for Big Bash League 2014-15

Waqar Younis’s presence will boost all departments, not just bowling: Mudassar Nazar

India tour of England, 2014: MS Dhoni should call up Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson row: An indecisive verdict

India A vs Australia A 2014, final: Last chance for future stars to shine on tour

Gary Ballance — the headline writer’s dream and the correspondent’s nightmare

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

658 Posts | 6 Fans

Sachin Tendulkar's nine dismissals against James Anderson

Bomb explosions during Salman Khan’s Kick screening in Pakistan!

Facebook users dial 911 over outage, cops frown

Why is Salman Khan going to Canada?

Akhilesh Yadav in Saharanpur photo controversy: Uttar Pradesh government dismisses it

Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson spat: We will take call after receiving order copy, says BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel

Court seeks details on objection to ministries’ social media profiles

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

493 civilians killed in Naxal-hit Maha districts in 3 decades

Hamas defends Gaza ambush blamed for ending ceasefire

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here