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30-Sep-2016 06:21:00 GMT
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Zimbabwe to Host Sri Lanka, West Indies

Harare: Zimbabwe Cricket has announced that they will host Sri Lanka for two Tests followed by a one-day tri-series that will also involve West Indies.

The two Tests will be played in Harare, with the first one from October 29 and the second from November 6.

The tri-nation tournament will begin from November 14 with the first match between the hosts and Sri Lanka at the Harare Sports Club. The three teams will play each other twice, making it a total of six round-robin matches, before the final on November 27.

The last four ODIs and the final will all be played in Bulawayo.

Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe was originally scheduled in the FTP with two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I. Later, limited over series replaced by the tri-series with West Indies.

Zimbabwe- Sri Lanka first Test will be played from October 29 while the second will start from November 6. Both Tests will be played in Harare.

Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka last played a Test in a two-match series in 2004. They have played 15 Tests against each other overall, with Sri Lanka winning 10 of them and five ending in draws.

This series comes as a golden opportunity for the Zimbabwe players who hardly get to play Test cricket. In August, New Zealand travelled to Zimbabwe for a two-Test series prior to their South Africa tour.

Full Schedule

Test Series
1st Test: Oct 29 - Nov 2, 1st Test, Harare Sports Club
2nd Test: Nov 6 - 10, Harare Sports Club

Tri-series schedule
Nov. 14: 1st Match - Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Harare
Nov. 16: 2nd Match - Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Harare
Nov. 19: 3rd Match - Zimbabwe vs West Indies, Bulawayo
Nov. 21: 4th Match - Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Bulawayo
Nov. 23: 5th Match - Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Bulawayo
Nov. 25: 6th Match - Zimbabwe vs West Indies, Bulawayo
Nov. 27: Final, Bulawayo

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