Kanpur: India captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat first against New Zealand in the first match of the two-Test series...
ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said the changes were made to simplify the points system while taking learnings from the disruption last year.
"It will be a race against time to get him fit for the final two Test matches in September after completing rehabilitation," a BCCI official said.
Teams will get six points in case of a tie and four points if the match ends in a draw.
Head coach Gary Stead had earlier spoken about the boys waiting to get a feel of conditions as they were consistently train indoors.
The Kiwis are scheduled to play England in two Tests in the first and second week of next month, following which they will face India in the ICC World Test Championship final.
"He's been in terrific form in the Indian Premier League. If India decides to go with just one spinner, I'll go with Jadeja," Panesar told media.
Veteran spinner said pitches in England during August-September period will help the Indian spinners and home batsmen's weaknesses will be exposed
While no one from BCCI has officially confirmed the development, former England captain and renowned cricket writer Michael Atherton has reported about the development in 'The Times'.
The Australians will start their Ashes defense at the Gabba in Brisbane from December 8-12 and, after a three-day break, continue with a day-night test in Adelaide.
Fielding coach Sridhar says Shastri has turned the fortunes of the team with clear thoughts and instructions
The World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand will begin at Southampton from June 18.
Al Jazeera in a documentary had claimed that India's game against England in Chennai in 2016 and the one against Australia in 2017 in Ranchi were fixed.
Maldives has been placed in the UK government's red list, which means that no direct flights from that country would be allowed in England.
Taking to Twitter, Pant posted a short video of him mowing the lawn at home and wrote: "Ye Dil Mange "Mower"! Forced quarantine break but happy to be able to stay active while indoors. Please stay safe everyone."
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