18 Mar 2009

First Test to start on schedule

6:00 am on 18 March 2009

New Zealand Cricket has confirmed play in the first Test against India in Hamilton will start at the scheduled time of 11am on Wednesday.

There had been discussions between New Zealand Cricket and an Asian broadcaster over scheduling arrangements, including the possibility of starting at noon to allow television coverage into a later time zone in India.

But it has now been confirmed that the start time will remain at 11am.

Start times for the second and third Tests are expected to be confirmed in the next few days.