Wellington: England will play three tests, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals on their tour to New Zealand starting next February.
The February 4 to March 26 tour will include the first Test played at Auckland's Eden Park since 2006. But New Zealand Cricket said it had been unable to schedule a match in earthquake-hit Christchurch because of the lack of a suitable venue.
The tour will begin with two T20 warm-up matches against a New Zealand XI at Whangarei before T20 internationals at Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington on February 9, 12 and 15. The one-day internationals will be played at Hamilton, Napier and Auckland and the Test matches at Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland.
"We felt the England tour presented a good opportunity to allocate a match to our largest city," New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said. "An inbound England tour brings in a large number of supporters who create a wonderful atmosphere and we are sure the people of Auckland will turn out in force to see two quality teams in what promises to be a fantastic occasion."
With Christchurch unable to host a game, Dunedin took over as the South Island's Test venue. It will be the first time England had played a Test in Dunedin since 1966.
Feb 4: vs New Zealand XI, T20 warm-up, Whangarei.
Feb 6: vs New Zealand XI, T20 warm-up, Whangarei.
Feb 9: First Twenty20 international, Auckland.
Feb 12: Second Twenty20 international, Hamilton.
Feb 15: Third Twenty20 international, Wellington.
Feb 17: First ODI, Hamilton.
Feb 20: Second ODI, Napier.
Feb 23: Third ODI, Auckland.
Feb 27-March 2: vs New Zealand XI, Queenstown.
March 6-10: First Test, Dunedin.
March 14-18: Second Test, Wellington.
March 22-26: Third test, Auckland.