Derbyshire to host tour match with Indian tourists next summer

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Derbyshire CCC has been awarded a major tour match against India at the County Ground, Derby, in 2014.

Karl Krikken’s men will compete against MS Dhoni’s side starting on Tuesday, July 1, in the final warm-up fixture ahead of the five-match Investec Test series with England.

Duncan Fletcher’s side – currently ranked the number three Test team in the world – boast a heavily experienced and exciting side featuring Test legends such as Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar. Chief executive Simon Storey said: “Tour matches at Derby have been popular over the last few years with the visits of Australia in 2010, South Africa in 2012 and New Zealand this season and we are delighted to have been selected to host the touring Indian side in 2014.

“The award of this high profile fixture supports our ambition for Derbyshire to become a leading destination for England Lions, Women’s Internationals and high profile tour matches. Wherever India play cricket, they attract a huge and passionate following. We’re looking forward to welcoming that tremendous support.”