ECB confirm England are to play India in five-Test series next summer
England will play a five-Test home series against India for the first time since 1959, the ECB have confirmed.
Last Updated: 02/09/13 4:09pm
India's tour of England next summer will also feature five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 international, while they will also play tour matches at Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Middlesex.
Trent Bridge, Lord's, The Ageas Bowl, Emirates Old Trafford and The Oval will stage the Tests as India look to hit back from their 4-0 Test drubbing in 2011.
ECB chief executive David Collier said: "This will be the first time England has hosted India in a five-Test series in more than 50 years.
"The length of the series reflects the iconic status which contests between these two great cricketing nations now enjoy.
"We anticipate significant demand for tickets both for the Test series, and for the one-day international series which will be the first encounter between these two countries in the 50-over format since India's triumph in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston earlier this year.
"We thank the BCCI for their support and also our international venues who between them helped bring a record number of spectators - more than 850,000 - to international cricket over the course of the season when India last toured here in 2011."
India v England 2014 itinerary:
July 9-13 - First Test, Trent Bridge
July 17-21 - Second Test, Lord's
Jul 27-27 - Third Test, Ageas Bowl
Aug 7-11 - Fourth Test, Emirates Old Trafford
Aug 15-19 - Fifth Test, The Oval
Aug 25 - First ODI, Bristol
Aug 27 - Second ODI, SWALEC Stadium
Aug 30 - Third ODI, Trent Bridge
Sep 2 - Fourth ODI, Edgbaston
Sep 5 - Fifth ODI, Headlingley
Sep 7, Twenty20 International, Edgbaston