Test cricket returns to Eden Park
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 9:44a.m.
Eden Park in Auckland will host its first cricket Test since 2006 when England tour New Zealand early next year.
The choice of the revamped stadium, which staged the Rugby World Cup final last year but has its critics as a cricket ground, means Hamilton's purpose-built Seddon Park misses out for the first time in six seasons.
NZ Cricket chief executive David White says the England tour is a good opportunity for Test cricket to return to the country's largest city, which gets the final Test and tour finale on March 22 to 26.
The three-match series will open at the University Oval in Dunedin on March 6, with the second Test starting at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on March 14.
The tourists will also play the Black Caps in three T20 internationals and three one-dayers.
England cricket tour of New Zealand itinerary:
Feb 4 - T20 warm-up v NZ XI, Cobham Oval, Whangarei;
Feb 6 - T20 warm-up v NZ XI, Cobham Oval, Whangarei;
Feb 9 - First T20I, Eden Park, Auckland;
Feb 12 - Second T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton;
Feb 15 - Third T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington;
Feb 17 - First ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton;
Feb 20 - Second ODI, McLean Park, Napier;
Feb 23 - Third ODI, Eden Park, Auckland;
Feb 27-March 2 - v NZ XI, Queenstown Events Centre;
March 6-10 - First Test, University Oval, Dunedin;
March 14-18 - Second Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington;
March 22-26 - Third Test, Eden Park, Auckland.
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