The Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Thursday, made a slight change in the itinerary for the five-match One-Day International series between India and England because of the weather conditions in January.
Dharamsala was scheduled to host the fourth ODI on January 23, while the fifth and final one was to be held at Mohali on January 27. But the dates of the two matches have now been swapped.
Also, the Dharamsala match has been changed to a day game and will begin at 0900 IST instead of the previous timing of 1400 IST, taking into account the wintry conditions in north India.
"These revisions have been made taking into account the cold evening temperatures that will prevail in Mohali and Dharamsala in late January. Since 27 January also happens to be a Sunday, a 'day' game in Dharamsala will give cricket-lovers the best chance to savour the encounter," the BCCI said.
The Mohali ODI timing has also been revised; the January 23 match will begin at 1200 IST.
The session timings of the Mohali ODI are:
First session: 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
Lunch: 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Second session: 4:15 pm to 7:45 pm
England's practice match was also moved from the Mumbai Cricket Association's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) ground to the D Y Patil stadium, in Navi Mumbai.
England begin their India tour on October 30 with the first of three practice matches, followed by the first Test in Ahmedabad on November 15.
Mumbai hosts the second Test, starting November 23, before the third and fourth Tests at Kolkata (December 3-5) and Nagpur (December 13-17) respectively.
|Schedule: England's tour of India, October 2012-January 2013|
|Oct 30-Nov 1||Tour Match (3-day)||Mumbai (Brabourne)||0930 IST|
|Nov 3-5||Tour Match (3-day)||Mumbai (BKC)||0930 IST|
|Nov 8-11||Tour Match (3-day)||Motera||0930 IST|
|Nov 15-19||First Test||Ahmedabad||0930 IST|
|Nov 23-27||Second Test||Mumbai (Wankhede)||0930 IST|
|Dec 5-9||Third Test||Kolkata||0930 IST|
|Dec 13-17||Fourth Test||Nagpur||0930 IST|
|Dec 20||First T20I (D/N)||Pune||2000 IST|
|Dec 22||Second T20I (D/N)||Mumbai (Wankhede)||2000 IST|
|Jan 6||Tour Match (50-overs)||Delhi||0900 IST|
|Jan 8||Tour Match (50-overs)||Delhi||0900 IST|
|Jan 11||First ODI (D/N)||Rajkot||1430 IST|
|Jan 15||Second ODI (D/N)||Kochi||1430 IST|
|Jan 19||Third ODI (D/N)||Ranchi||1430 IST|
|Jan 23||Fourth ODI (D/N)||Mohali||1200 IST|
|Jan 27||Fifth ODI||Dharamsala||0900 IST|