India Will Play a Three-Day Warm-Up Game Instead Of Four

After the limited overs cricket ended, India and England are looking forward to renew their rivalry by playing a gruelling five-match Test series.

Cricket news: Essex is disappointed but approves the request nonetheless

Before the first Test begins on August 1 at Edgbaston, India is going to play a warm-up fixture against Essex at Chelmsford.

Previously the warm-up game before the Test series opener at Birmingham was scheduled to be a four-day affair, but given the current heat wave situation, BCCI has requested Essex and ECB to end the game in three days.

This will give an extra day for training at Edgbaston for the Men in Blue. The late notice from BCCI however has disappointed Essex, but they have realised the situation is not in their hands and have opted to refund the tickets of those who have paid for the Saturday game.

The game will now begin as per the only schedule on Wednesday (July 25), but will end on Friday instead of Saturday.

The match will start on 11 am (local time) on all the three days and will be played under regular playing conditions, except the fact that the whole squad of players can be available over the entire course of the game.