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Indian squad for NZ tour on Feb 13

Last updated on: February 09, 2009 15:27 IST

The Indian squad for two Twenty20 internationals and five One-Dayers against New Zealand, commencing this month, would be picked on February 13.

"The squad would be selected at the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association's premises in Chennai", Cricket Board sources said on Monday.

The squad for the following three-Test series, scheduled from March 18 to April 7, would be chosen later.

Former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah has been nominated as the team's manager for the first part of the tour.

The team is set to depart for New Zealand from Mumbai in the early hours of February 19 after the BCCI's annual awards function on February 18 evening, the BCCI sources added.

The full New Zealand tour itinerary is:

Feb 20: India arrive in New Zealand
Feb 25: Twenty20 International, Christchurch
Feb 27: Twenty20 International, Wellington
Mar 3: Ist ODI, Napier
Mar 6: 2nd ODI, Wellington
Mar 8: 3rd ODI, Christchurch
Mar 11: 4th ODI, Hamilton
Mar 14: 5th ODI, Auckland
Mar 18-22: 1st Test, Hamilton
Mar 26-30: 2nd Test, Napier
April 3-7: 3rd Test, Wellington.

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