India news June 6, 2012

India A to tour New Zealand in September

ESPNcricinfo staff

India A will tour New Zealand in September, as part of the BCCI's initiative to send the team on two international tours every year before the start of the domestic season.

A Times of India report quoted a BCCI official as saying that the specifics of the tour are yet to be finalised upon. "We are in the process of deciding the number of matches and working on whether the team will play four-day games or three-day ones. The itinerary will be ready in a week or so," the official said. "We will try to make two tours for sure every season. After all, the A team is the feeder line for the senior team."

India A are currently touring the Caribbean, and won their first unofficial Test in Bridgetown on Tuesday by two wickets. The team will play two more four-day games against West Indies A, followed by two Twenty20s and three one-dayers.