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New Zealand’s cricketers will have a new stop on their limited-overs tour to India in October.

They have three ODIs and three T20s, preceded by two warmup games in Mumbai starting on October 17.

The final match of the tour, the last T20, will be played in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala state on the south east coast of India.

New Zealand were invited to fill the space officially listed for a visit by Pakistan, but the political situation between the two countries meant that tour was never going to take place.

New Zealand have an A team visiting India from September 23. Some of those players are likely to be included in the New Zealand squad.

The ODI series has matches in familiar venues Mumbai, Pune and Kanpur, while Delhi and Rajkot are also places New Zealand are familiar with.

India released a limited-overs schedule for matches against Australia at the same time.
They are playing five ODIs and three T20s, the tour to start on Tuesday and to run until October 13.

(NZ Herald)