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16-Mar-2018 05:57:00 GMT
England in Sri Lanka 2018-19

England to tour Sri Lanka for first time in six years

London: The England cricket team will tour Sri Lanka for the first time in over six years to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and a one-off Twenty20 match, organisers said Thursday.

The tour will begin on October 10 with a day-night ODI at Dambulla, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. There will be three day-night ODI matches in all while the T20 will also be a day-night game.

The First Test will be at the picturesque Galle International Stadium while the other two tests are slated for Pallekele stadium in Kandy and in the capital Colombo.

The Third Test is scheduled to be played from November 23 to 27 when the tournament ends.

England’s previous tour of Sri Lanka was in 2012 for a two-match Test series they drew 1-1.

After spending Christmas at home, they are next scheduled to visit West Indies in the spring.

England's winter tour of Sri Lanka in 2018

  • Oct 5 - 50-over tour match v Colombo (RPS)
  • Oct 6 - 50-over tour match v Colombo (RPS)
  • Oct 10 - 1st ODI, Dambulla (d/n)
  • Oct 13 - 2nd ODI, Dambulla
  • Oct 17 - 3rd ODI, Pallekele (d/n)
  • Oct 20 - 4th ODI, Pallekele
  • Oct 23 - 5th ODI, Colombo (RPS) (d/n)
  • Oct 27 - Twenty20 international, Colombo (RPS) (n)
  • Oct 30-31: - Two-day tour match, Colombo (NCC)
  • Nov 1-2: Two-day tour match v CCC, Colombo
  • Nov 06-10: 1st Test, Galle
  • Nov 14-18: 2nd Test, Kandy
  • Nov 23-27: 3rd Test, Colombo (SSC)

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