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Richhufc
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 15:54 on 29th Jun 2011

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Big Harvey Wrote:
The confirmed schedule looks a bit more user-friendly than the unconfirmed one!

Sounds too good to be true....


Part of an ECB/BCCI agreement given the huge amount of fixtures we have both home and away against each other in the FTP?
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DavidC
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 20:03 on 29th Jun 2011

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Anyone been to Mohali ?

Tempted to do a 2 week trip bit it will mean missing Brighton v West Ham which is one of the few football games I want to do all season.
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Richard
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 22:10 on 29th Jun 2011

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DavidC Wrote:
Anyone been to Mohali ?

Tempted to do a 2 week trip bit it will mean missing Brighton v West Ham which is one of the few football games I want to do all season.


I went there during the last test tour. It's in a suburb of Chandigarh, which is an Indian version of Milton Keynes. I thought it was pleasant enough, if a bit anonymous; not the sort of place you'd stay in doing a 'tourism' holiday to India, but for the cricket you'll be fine.

The ground is a fairly featureless bowl; actually reminded me a little bit of Headingley.
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wickets
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 01:52 on 30th Jun 2011

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
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Mohali was great..................last time.
That was for a Test match, just after the Bombay stuff.
It really was superb..............
Apart from the weather, (just is a draw), and all the logistics, "Good luck getting home for Christmas mate", etc.

Wonder if it would be as good for an ODI?
I doubt it.

Personally, I will never go to India to watch an ODI again after the recent ICC WC of shite.

(I may have said that before recently.)
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 12:37 on 30th Jun 2011

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DavidC Wrote:
Anyone been to Mohali ?


It gets a bad press on here, but it's fine!

It's not as if you're going to be hanging around there for long, is it?

Chandigarh (of which Mohali is pretty much a suburb) is a planned city of parks and open spaces. Everything's very spread out.

There's not much for the tourist, but people who live there love it, and surely that's what counts? The only major exception to the "not much for the tourist" rule is Nek Chand's Rock Garden, which is a genuine world-class attraction and an absolute must-see.

Besides that, it has a pub culture second only to Bangalore out of all the places I've been in India.

One common complaint is that it doesn't really feel like India. Certainly its wide streets give a feeling of space and calm that you don't get in most Indian cities, but if you've just come from somewhere really noisy, dirty, and chaotic, you might just welcome that!
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naibob
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 18:31 on 4th Jul 2011

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DavidC Wrote:
Anyone been to Mohali ?

Tempted to do a 2 week trip bit it will mean missing Brighton v West Ham which is one of the few football games I want to do all season.


I personally have no problems with Mohali. The locals are very proud of the place. It is quite an affluent city by Indian standards and this is reflected in the costs of accommodation. That said I wouldn't go back there for an ODI unless it fitted in with a trip up to the beautiful mountains in Himachal Pradesh, not advisable in October!
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Sunny
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 21:33 on 13th Jul 2011

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Sunny Wrote:
Confirmed

England tour of India

4 October - England arrive in Hyderabad
8 October - 50-over warm-up match, Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
11 October - 50-over warm-up match, Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
14 October - 1st ODI v India (D/N), Hyderabad (RGI Stadium, Uppal)
17 October - 2nd ODI v India (D/N), Delhi (Ferozeshah Kotla)
20 October - 3rd ODI v India (D/N), Mohali (PCA Stadium)
23 October - 4th ODI v India (D/N), Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium)
26 October - 5th ODI v India (D/N), Kolkata (Eden Gardens)
29 October - T20 v India (D/N), Kolkata (Eden Gardens)


The 5th ODI has now been moved to October 25th

Surprised it was scheduled for the 26th in the first place due to it being Diwali in India and everything comes to a standstill
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peado
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 07:37 on 14th Jul 2011

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Sunny Wrote:
Sunny Wrote:
Confirmed

England tour of India

4 October - England arrive in Hyderabad
8 October - 50-over warm-up match, Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
11 October - 50-over warm-up match, Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
14 October - 1st ODI v India (D/N), Hyderabad (RGI Stadium, Uppal)
17 October - 2nd ODI v India (D/N), Delhi (Ferozeshah Kotla)
20 October - 3rd ODI v India (D/N), Mohali (PCA Stadium)
23 October - 4th ODI v India (D/N), Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium)
26 October - 5th ODI v India (D/N), Kolkata (Eden Gardens)
29 October - T20 v India (D/N), Kolkata (Eden Gardens)


The 5th ODI has now been moved to October 25th

Surprised it was scheduled for the 26th in the first place due to it being Diwali in India and everything comes to a standstill

Doesn't seem like much of a change unless of course you had already booked an internal flight from Mumbai to Kolkata on 25th, and are now faced with the cost of a new flight or missing Eden Gardens. Typical of an Indian tour - wouldn't be surprised if there is more to follow.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 06:53 on 14th Jul 2011

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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peado Wrote:
Sunny Wrote:
Sunny Wrote:
Confirmed

England tour of India

4 October - England arrive in Hyderabad
8 October - 50-over warm-up match, Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
11 October - 50-over warm-up match, Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
14 October - 1st ODI v India (D/N), Hyderabad (RGI Stadium, Uppal)
17 October - 2nd ODI v India (D/N), Delhi (Ferozeshah Kotla)
20 October - 3rd ODI v India (D/N), Mohali (PCA Stadium)
23 October - 4th ODI v India (D/N), Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium)
26 October - 5th ODI v India (D/N), Kolkata (Eden Gardens)
29 October - T20 v India (D/N), Kolkata (Eden Gardens)


The 5th ODI has now been moved to October 25th

Surprised it was scheduled for the 26th in the first place due to it being Diwali in India and everything comes to a standstill

Doesn't seem like much of a change unless of course you had already booked an internal flight from Mumbai to Kolkata on 25th, and are now faced with the cost of a new flight or missing Eden Gardens. Typical of an Indian tour - wouldn't be surprised if there is more to follow.


Thanks for posting this, Sunny. It seems to have slipped under a lot of radars, and I can't even find any mention of it on the ECB website.

As far as I can see, it does now mean there's insufficient time to get from Bombay to Calcutta by train. A great pity, since arriving in Howrah Station off a long distance train is one of India's most atmospheric and memorable experiences.

I'll create a sticky on the subject so that people don't go booking the wrong dates.
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Nigel Cad
Post subject: Re: India ODI Series
PostPosted: 14:38 on 3rd Aug 2011

Joined: 14:23 on 6th Jan 2011
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Does anyone know when the tickets for the Mumbai & Kolkata games go on sale, and if they can be purchased online?

I can only find the IPL franchise booking offices online.

Thanks!
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