Great news for cricket fans in Leicester. The Uptonsteel County Ground is set to play host to the global superstars of Test cricket this summer as Virat Kohli and his India team travel to Leicestershire.

India will visit England for the alternate tour following England’s tour of India, which starts in February.

The two nations will battle it out in a five-Test series throughout August and September, and India be coming to Leicester for their final warm-up fixture.

A star-studded India side that includes two top-ten Test allrounders, three top-ten Test batsmen and two top-ten Test bowlers will take on India A in a red ball fixture from Wednesday 28 July – Saturday 31 July.

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Leicestershire County Cricket Club Chair, Mehmooda Duke M.B.E., D.L. said: “We are really proud to be hosting such a prestigious fixture here at the Uptonsteel County Ground this summer.

“It will be a unique opportunity for cricket fans from across the region to see these global stars in action, over four days, in their final warm-up game before the Test series with England.

“We expect demand for tickets to be huge. Sales information will be released shortly, and we encourage fans to look out on social media and on the Leicestershire CCC website for further details.” 

Tickets go on sale for the fixture on Monday 25 March 2021 with a Register Your Interest window opening from today. Very high demand is expected! Fans who sign up to the Register Your Interest window will receive first access to tickets and further information regarding this fixture.

If you’re a member of Leicestershire CCC you will automatically have first priority access to tickets.

To register your interest, you’ll need to login or sign up for a ticketing account via the Leicestershire CCC website. Once logged in, click on My Account followed by Manage Subscriptions, and then tick the box stating: ‘I’d like to register my interest for India’.