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England cricket team to tour Sri Lanka for first time in six years

The England cricket team will play three Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 international in Sri Lanka in October and November this year.

cricket Updated: Mar 15, 2018 18:41 IST
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England will tour Sri Lanka for five One-Day Internationals, a one-off Twenty20 International and three Tests later this year, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday.
England will tour Sri Lanka for five One-Day Internationals, a one-off Twenty20 International and three Tests later this year, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday. (PTI )

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.

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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.

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

Sri Lanka toured England in 2016 for a full tour of three Tests, five ODI matches and a one-off T20 game. England won the series.