The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced six new test venues and the Indian cricket team’s home season for 2016-17. The new test venues are Rajkot, Visakhapatanam, Pune, Dharmshala, Ranchi & Indore. These cities will host upcoming test matches for the first time.
India will be playing 13 Tests, eight One Day Internationals, and three T20 Internationals, the BCCI Tour Programme and Fixtures Committee said. New Zealand, England, Australia and Bangladesh are scheduled to tour India in the upcoming season.
Indore, Kanpur and Kolkata will host New Zealand for their three Tests, before they move to Dharamsala, Delhi, Mohali, Ranchi and Visakhapatnam for the ODIs.
England’s Tests are scheduled for Mohali, Rajkot, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Chennai, while the ODIs are at Pune, Cuttack and Kolkata. The three T20Is will be played in Bangalore, Nagpur and Kanpur.
Australia’s Tests will be in Bangalore, Dharamsala, Ranchi and Pune.
Bangladesh will also play a test-match in Hyderabad during the season.