10 Oct 2008

England A cricketers to tour New Zealand this summer

7:27 am on 10 October 2008

The international domestic cricket programme has received a boost with England A set to tour here in February and March.

The West Indies are here for two Tests and five one dayers in December and January, while India will play the Black Caps in two Tests and five one dayers in March and April.

New Zealand Cricket CEO Justin Vaughan says the England A tour is part of a reciprocal agreement which will see England host a New Zealand A side in 2010.

The England A tour includes two games against New Zealand Emerging Players as well as two four-day Tests, two one-day games and one Twenty20 match against New Zealand A.