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England agree to Tests in Chennai, Mohali

December 01, 2008 19:15 IST

The two-Test series between India and England has been rescheduled and will be played at Chennai (December 11-15) and Mohali (December 19-23), the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Monday.

BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said England has agreed to resume their tour of India, that was halted after the first five ODIs were completed following the terror attacks in Mumbai.

However, the final word on the tour will be given only after the England and Wales Cricket Board sends its security consultant for discussions with the Indian authorities.

England were originally scheduled to play the Test matches at Ahmedabad and Mumbai on the same dates before the Mumbai terror attacks.

The three-day tour match scheduled prior to the commencement of the two-match rubber has been cancelled, he added.

"ECB has informed BCCI that England are agreeable to tour India and play two Tests, the first in Chennai from December 11-15 and the second at Mohali from December 19 to 23," Srinivasan said.

"ECB will be sending their security consultant for discussions with the authorities in India before final clearance is given for the tour.

"The three-day tour match has been cancelled," he added.