WELLINGTON - New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Monday released details of a West Indies tour at year's end, but said the schedule for a planned visit by India is still being thrashed out.
The West Indies will play three Tests, five one-dayers and two T20s during their first visit to New Zealand for five years in Dec and January, NZC said. However, chief executive David White said he was still awaiting details of the India tour, which represents a potential money spinner for New Zealand Cricket. "I have to admit discussions with the BCCI have taken longer than we hoped but we should be able to announce the tour schedule in the next few weeks," he said. Under the ICC's Future Tours Programme, New Zealand is supposed to host India for three Tests, five one-dayers and one T20 in February and March next year.
India is reportedly keen to trim the New Zealand tour so it can participate in the Asia Cup, which begins in late February.
Dec 3-7    First Test    University Oval, Dunedin
Dec 11-15    Second Test    Basin Reserve, Wellington
Dec 19-23    Third Test    Seddon Park, Hamilton
Dec 26    First ODI    Eden Park, Auckland
Dec 29    Second ODI    McLean Park, Napier
Jan 1    Third ODI    Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
Jan 4    Fourth one-dayer    Saxton Oval, Nelson
Jan 8    Fifth one-dayer    Seddon Park, Hamilton
Jan 11    First T20    Eden Park, Auckland
Jan 15    Second T20    Westpac Stadium, Wellington