England Performance Programme schedule announced for India
12 October 2012
ECB today announced further details of the England Performance Programme’s match and training schedule during their forthcoming tour of India which begins next month.
Following a two week preparation period at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough, the EPP squad, which includes Middlesex's player of the year Toby Roland-Jones and new signing James Harris, will fly to India on 19th November and undertake an extensive training programme in Mumbai and Pune.
The squad will play two three-day matches against a DY Patil Academy XI at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai before rounding off their tour in Pune where they will play two one-day fixtures and a T20 fixture against the Netherlands. None of these fixtures will carry official status.
ECB Performance Director David Parsons said: “The opportunity to take players to the sub-continent to work on specific skills is vital in identifying and developing players who can go on to be world-class cricketers for England in the future. As with previous EPP training programmes, we will be combining skills-work and training with a programme of competitive cricket.”
19th November - Depart UK.
27th-29th November – three day match against DY Patil Academy XI at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.
3rd-5th December - three day match against DY Patil Academy XI at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.
13th December – One Day match against the Netherlands at the Poona Club, Pune.
14th December – One Day match against the Netherlands at the Poona Club, Pune.
16 December - T20 match against the Netherlands at the Poona Club, Pune.
17th December - Return to UK
England fans will be able to follow the EPP squad's progress and read match reports via www.ecb.co.uk/EPP