21 Jun 2012

Dunedin to host first test against England since 1966

4:35 pm on 21 June 2012

England will play a cricket test match in Dunedin next summer, for the first time since 1966.

The England tour begins on February 9 and concludes on March 26 with the test matches starting at Dunedin's University Oval on March 6. The other two tests are at the Basin Reserve in Wellington and at Eden Park, hosting its first test since 2006.

The current world number ones will also play three Twenty20 matches and three one day internationals.

Hamilton and Auckland get a Twenty20 and a one-dayer each, with Wellington hosting the third T20 and Napier the other ODI.

Christchurch misses out on any matches due to the lack of a suitable international cricket venue.