World's largest cricket stadium with 110,000 capacity to host seven India-England matches - in pictures
Two Tests and five T20 matches to be played at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad
The Sardar Patel Stadium – the largest cricket venue in the world – is set to host seven matches back-to-back when England visit India for a full tour next year.
England are slated to play two Tests and five T20s at the 110,000-seat Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, that was inaugurated by US President Donald Trump in February.
However, given the high coronavirus caseload in India, it is not clear whether authorities will allow spectators at the games. However, local administrators are hoping fans will be allowed as vaccines start to become more readily available.
The opening Test will begin on February 5 in Chennai. The second Test will also be held in Chennai, with the final two in Ahmedabad.
The Test series between the two nations could become key in deciding which team reaches the World Test Championship final.
Australia lead the nine-team league with India second and England third. The top two will go into the final next year at Lord's.
The Tests will be followed by five Twenty20 matches and three ODIs.
Ahmedabad will host the T20 games, starting from March 12, while Pune will host the ODIs.
England tour of India
February 5: First Test, Chennai
February 13: Second Test, Chennai
February 24: Third Test (day/night), Ahmedabad
March 4: Fourth Test, Ahmedabad
March 12: First T20, Ahmedabad
March 14: Second T20, Ahmedabad
March 16: Third T20, Ahmedabad
March 18: Fourth T20, Ahmedabad
March 20: Fifth T20, Ahmedabad
March 23: First ODI, Pune
March 26: Second ODI, Pune
March 28: Third ODI, Pune
Published: December 14, 2020 07:55 AM