Windies tour to India confirmed

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The West Indies Cricket Board have confirmed they will be playing two Tests and three ODIs against India in November, which will impact the Indians' tour to South Africa at the end of that month.

The West Indies Cricket Board have confirmed they will be playing two Tests and three ODIs against India in November, which will impact the Indians' tour to South Africa at the end of that month.

The Windies are set to tour the sub-continent after Australia complete their limited-overs tour there on 2 November. India were supposed to start their tour in South Africa on 18 November, but that is unlikely now.

It's a packed schedule for India, with the main motivation for the change of plans seeming to be Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test. It would have been played in Cape Town in the new year, if the original seven ODI, two T20, Three Test series went ahead.

But the landmark match is now set to be played in either Mumbai, Tendulkar's home town, or Kolkata. The fixtures and dates have not yet been confirmed, and the changes to the South Africa tour have not been made yet either.

A statement read: "The West Indies Cricket Board today (Wednesday) confirmed that the West Indies team will tour India in November. The tour will include a two Test series and three One Day Internationals.

"The WICB and the Board of Control for Cricket in India agreed to utilise the mutually available window in November for the tour. The full India tour schedule will be released following final agreement by the two boards."

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