ECB announces long tournament with India in English Summer

 . Last updated on September 6, 2017, 4:56 PM
ECB announces long tournament with India in English Summer
Team England and India will play for a long three months in the Summer of 2018.

The Summer schedule for England Cricket team is rolled out lately. England and Wales Cricket Board scheduled four series for the team in the Summer season of the next near. The tournaments, that encompass all the three formats will be against Scotland, Pakistan, Australia, and India. Summer of 2018, will be packed with seven Test matches, nine ODIs and 4 T20 Internationals for the England team. The first to tussle against the squad will be Pakistan. The series will have only two matches. This will be the in the longest format of the game.

The next fixture of England is with Australia. This will comprise of matches in limited format. As announced, the team will play five One Day Internationals and a single match in the shortest format. The single off beat Test against Scotland at home will follow the Australia tournament. The next series is scheduled with India. These will be the longest series of tournaments for the team. The fixtures comprise of three T20s, three ODIs and five Test matches. The tournaments will last for three months. India will tour England for the games. The India tour will conclude the summer tournaments of England.

Chief Executive Officer of ECB Tom Harrison said that the India tour of England will be the "heart" of the summer schedules for England. He termed it as the "much-anticipated contest". Per the CEO the tournament will attract cricket fans from all over the globe. The Test series is on focus of the tournament. Harrison said the Test cricket in England against some teams are not brining the desired results. But the fixtures against India are expected to bring up a good prospect for cricket fans as well the cricket board. Per Harrison, the England Summer will set the tone for the World Cup, that will be held in the country in 2019. He expects to attract big crowds for the games.


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