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India forces change in Lanka tri-series schedule

India will play back-to-back matches against New Zealand and Sri Lanka in next month's tri-series in Colombo after the organisers rescheduled the tournament following a request from the BCCI.

world Updated: Aug 19, 2009 19:51 IST

India will play back-to-back matches against New Zealand and Sri Lanka in next month's tri-series in Colombo after the organisers rescheduled the tournament following a request from the BCCI.

According to the new schedule, India's first match against New Zealand has been pushed back by a day from the earlier scheduled September 10.

"The BCCI requested us to defer the first match by a day and we did that," a Sri Lanka Cricket official told PTI. India will play its second match the next day, against the hosts, on September 12.

The BCCI made the request of change in schedule so that its top players can participate in the September 1-8 Corporate Trophy at home.

The Indian team will reach Colombo on September 9, a day after the tri-series opens at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo with a match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

The final of the tri-series is scheduled for September 14.