India to begin SL tour in July

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The Indian Cricket Team will begin a 50-day tour of Sri Lanka next month, according to reliable sources.

According to the highly placed sources in the Indian Cricket Board, Team India is scheduled to reach Colombo on July 19.

The tour will begin with either a warm-up match in Colombo on July 21 and July 22.

The tour itinerary will have three Test matches scheduled to be played at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy (July 26 to 30), Galle (August 4 to 8) and in Colombo (SSC Grounds) from August 12 to 16.  Meanwhile, the five one day internationals will be played in Colombo (R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium), Dambulla (Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium), Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (two ODIs’) on August 20, August 24, August 27, August 30 and Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium on September 3 respectively.

The only T20I match will be played at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium on September 6 before the team leaves Sri lanka the following day.  

The itinerary prepared by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been approved by the BCCI’s Operations Team, it is also learned.(Bipin Dani)  

  Comments - 8

  • Sampath Perera Wednesday, 14 June 2017 02:39 AM

    Macho Raz.. You must be going senile if youre forgetting that the 96 World Cup winning team was captained by a portly chap too hoo hoo.. via DM iOS App

    srilankan Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:34 AM

    better to forfeit the tour and give the money to charity, atelast SL cricket board can wash away their youtube sins!!!! Nothing will change in a country cricketing system where mediocracy is only tolerated. so we can comment till the cows come home, but to no avail.

    Chick fan Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:59 AM

    Wooowh...suddenly Tour has been scheduled after the Sri Lankas win agains India.Looks that India is afraid of upcoming SL team & they are gonna measure exactly who are the SLs future threatning players.Also to make out their strength & Weaknesses.Dont be afraid or get excited India.Our Young Team is just trying to raise their heads & thats it via DM Android App

    sobers Tuesday, 13 June 2017 04:34 PM

    "Good Money"

    Raz Tuesday, 13 June 2017 05:57 PM

    It is high time the SL teams average weight is reduced. Our team appears definitely overweight comparing to any other team via DM Android App

    Kadiya Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:18 PM

    Soon ours will be named as the 'tummy team'!

    Kadiya Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:19 PM

    Coming into the lion's den to devour the lion!!!

    Nimal Tuesday, 13 June 2017 08:50 PM

    better focus on skills than weight...that's important right now

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