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Zimbabwe cricket team to tour Sri Lanka after 15 years

Zimbabwe cricket team, which is currently playing a one-day series vs Scotland cricket team, will play six ODIs against Sri Lanka cricket team in June-July.

cricket Updated: Jun 17, 2017 14:03 IST
Zimbabwe cricket team and Sri Lanka cricket team were involved in a limited-overs tri-series in November last year in Zimbabwe, with West Indies being the third team in the fray.
Zimbabwe cricket team and Sri Lanka cricket team were involved in a limited-overs tri-series in November last year in Zimbabwe, with West Indies being the third team in the fray. (AFP/Getty Images)

Zimbabwe cricket team will embark on their first tour of Sri Lanka in 15 years this month, playing five one-day internationals and a Test match, Sri Lanka’s cricket board said on Saturday.

The tour will start on June 30 with the first ODI at the Galle International Stadium, which will host its first limited-overs match in 17 years. The last ODI at Galle was in June 2000, when Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 37 runs.

The first two ODIs with Zimbabwe will be at Galle and the remaining three 50-over games will be at the refurbished Hambantota Stadium.

The only Test match will be at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo starting July 14.

Schedule:

June 30 - 1st ODI at Galle

July 2 - 2nd ODI at Galle

July 6 - 3rd ODI at Hambantota

July 8 - 4th ODI at Hambantota

July 10 - 5th ODI at Hambantota

July 14 - 1st Test at Colombo