England to play four tests in India instead of five
- England will play four tests in India instead of five scheduled originally
- The team was scheduled to visit India this year, but its campaign was postponed to next year due to coronavirus
- It will play three ODIs and five T20s also
England's tour of India next year will comprise four Tests instead of the five, as originally scheduled, to accommodate the limited-over series.
The campaign had to be postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed the schedule for the series planned in February-March while speaking at an online event.
"England is touring India for four Test matches, three ODIs and five T20s, it is a lot easier having bi-laterals because the number of people are (sic) less," he said, as quoted by PTI.
"When it gets to 8 teams, 9 teams, 10 teams, then it becomes a bit more difficult...we have to keep assessing the situation...lot of them are talking about a second wave," he said.
The number of T20s has been increased from three to five in the revised schedule in view of the World T20 to be held in October-November next year in India.