Will India's revised New Zealand tour kill South Africa series?
New Zealand Cricket yesterday announced a shortened schedule for its home series against India after reports emerged that the visitors wanted to keep the tour as brief as possible
NZC said India would play two Tests and five one-dayers against the Black Caps between January 19 and February 18, in thefirst tour by the world number two Test nation since 2009.
Under the ICC’s Future Tours Programme, the trip was supposed to include three Tests, five one-dayers and one T20 in February and March.
However, India were reportedly keen to curtail the visit so they can participate in the Asia Cup, which begins in late February.
The announcement raised doubts about India’s proposed tour of South Africa which is scheduled to be played from November 19 to January 15.