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Chennai to host second Test vs England

November 28, 2008 16:34 IST

Chennai was chosen as the venue for the second cricket Test against England instead of Mumbai as the BCCI on Friday insisted that the Test series will be held as per schedule.

A day after the remainder of the seven-match one-day series was called off following the terror attacks in Mumbai, the BCCI acceded to the ECB's request for shifting the Mumbai match to a venue in southern India.

"India's Test series against England will be played as per schedule. Chennai will host the second Test from December 10 to 23, instead of Mumbai", BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.

"The first Test will be played at Ahmedabad from December 11 to 15 as originally scheduled. Baroda will host the three-day game between the visitors and the Board President's XI from December 5 to 7 as scheduled", the statement said.

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