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India-England ODIs to start at 12 noon

Last updated on: December 19, 2012 17:57 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has revised the timings of the first four matches in the India-England ODI series because the dew factor.

The matches will commence at 12 noon, which is two-and-a-half-hours earlier than the scheduled start of play.

The five-match series will be played in January 2013, with the first in Rajkot on January 11.

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The other matches in Kochi, Ranchi and Mohali will also start at the same time.

"The timings of the day-night matches have been revised, to counter the "dew factor" and ensure the best playing conditions for both the teams," said the BCCI.

The last ODI, to be played at Dharamsala, will commence at 9:00 am.

The day-night matches will start at 12 noon and end at 7.45 pm. The interval will be from 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm.

For the Dharamsala match, the session-wise timings areĀ 09:00 am to 12:30 pm (first session), 12:30 pm to 01:15 pm (lunch) and 01:15 pm to 04:45 pm (second session).

The excessive dew factor prompts the ball to get slippery thus placing the side bowling second at a disadvantageous position.

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