SL v IND 2021: BCCI, SLC announce revised schedule for upcoming white-ball series

The white-ball series has been rescheduled after two COVID-19 cases in the Sri Lankan camp.

Team India are due to play three ODIs and T20Is each on Sri Lanka tour | BCCI/TwitterThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday (July 10) announced the revised schedule for the upcoming white-ball series between India and Sri Lanka.

The announcement comes after two COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the Sri Lanka contingent.

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“The tour comprising 3 ODIs and as many T20Is will now start from July 18th, 2021,” BCCI said in an official release.

Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI, said: “We understand that circumstances are extraordinary, but the BCCI would like to extend its full support to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) during these tough times for the smooth conduct of the upcoming series. Our medical team is in constant touch with the team of doctors at SLC and together following all safety protocols that will help the series to get underway. We are confident that both nations will put up a spirited show in the days to come and we are in for some exciting cricket.”

Mr Ashley de Silva, SLC CEO, said: “We are grateful to the BCCI for understanding the situation and agreeing to cooperate with us at this moment of time, as it has done on numerous occasions, during our long-standing relationship.”

As per the media release, the three ODIs will now take place on July 18, 20 and 23 while the three T20Is on July 25, 27 and 29. All the six white-ball games will be held in Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium.

Initially, the three-match ODI series was scheduled to be played from July 13 to 18 followed by three T20Is from July 21 to 25.


By Salman Anjum - 10 Jul, 2021

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