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Cricket-England set for two tests on India tour, seven ODIs

MUMBAI, India, March 26 - England will play two
tests and seven one-day internationals on their tour of India
in November and December, the Indian board (BCCI) said on
Wednesday.

The venues and the dates for these matches, however, have
yet to be finalised as the BCCI announced a packed itinerary
for the period spanning June to April 2009.

India, currently hosting South Africa in a three-test
series, will play a tri-series in Bangladesh in June, also
involving Pakistan.

This follows the inaugural edition of the 44-day,
multi-million dollar Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament
to be played in India from April 18.

India then travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup one-day
competition from June 24 before touring Sri Lanka for three
tests and five ODIs from July 15 to Aug. 30.

After the Champions Trophy in Pakistan from Sept. 8-28,
India will host Australia for four tests in Bangalore, Mohali,
New Delhi and Nagpur from Oct. 9 to Nov. 10 before England's
visit.

India will begin the new year with a tour Pakistan for
three tests and five ODIs from Jan. 4 to Feb. 20 before
travelling to New Zealand for three tests and five ODIs from
Feb. 26 to April 15.
(Reporting by Sanjay Rajan; Editing by John O'Brien)