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India's return to Edgbaston.

CRICKET: Warwickshire's Edgbaston stadium will host two limited-overs games between England and India next year.

The teams will meet there in an ODI on Tuesday September 2 and a T20 on Sunday September 7. The date of England's ODI v Sri Lanka at Edgbaston next summer is still to be announced while the ground will also again host T20 finals day.

Those occasions ws ill be useful earners for the Bears as they address their huge debt to the city council, though much the most lucrative occasion - a Test against India - has eluded them.

India will play a fivematch Test series in this country for the first time since 1959 but it will bypass Birmingham as Trent Bridge, Lord's, The Rose Bowl, Old Trafford and The Oval host Tests.

Warwickshire chief executive Colin Povey expects the limited-overs duels to attract big crowds.

"India have a huge following whenever they play at Edgbaston," he said. "And I'm sure England will be gunning for revenge for the sixrun defeat in June's ICC Champions Trophy Final when they meet again in Birmingham next September.

"Next year promises to be another great summer of cricket at Edgbaston, with the dates of an ODI between England and Sri Lanka and Finals Day of an extended domestic t20 competition set to be announced in the coming weeks.'' | MOTORSPORT: Red Bull have confirmed Daniel Ricciardo will drive for the team from the start of next season, replacing Mark Webber.

The 24-year-old Australian moves to Red Bull from sister team Toro Rosso, who he joined in 2010 as a test driver before graduating to a race seat at the start of 2012.

Ricciardo emerged as one of the frontrunners for the coveted seat alongside reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel in June, after compatriot Webber announced his intention to retire from F1 at the end of the season.

TENNIS: Tenth seed Roberta Vinci reached the quarter-finals of the US Open for the second successive year.

The Italian ended the run of her countrywoman Camila Giorgi with a 6-4 6-2 victory and will now play another Italian, Flavia Pennetta, who beat Simona Halep 6-2 7-6.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
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Date:Sep 3, 2013
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