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BCCI considers four Tests

Mumbai: The Australian Cricket Board (ACB) is keen that India play four Tests during their tour Down Under later this year. Under the existing arrangements — which is reciprocal — India should be featuring in just a three-Test series.

“We’re discussing this proposal … However, we will give our consent only if the ACB agrees to a reciprocal understanding,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary S. K. Nair told The Telegraph Wednesday.

According to Nair, a decision should be reached within a couple of days. Once the Test series is over, India will figure in a tri-series — with Zimbabwe being the third team.

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s visit to India in the coming season (2003-2004) will see the Black Caps play two Tests, not three, as was so during their last visit (1999-2000).

The Tests will be followed by a tri-series, with world champions Australia being team No. 3.

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