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.”
England fans will be able to follow the EPP squad's progress and read match reports via www.ecb.co.uk/EPP
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