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Sri Lanka cricket team to host India, Bangladesh for Twenty20 tri-series

Sri Lanka cricket team is scheduled to play three Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals in India next year but some of the ODI matches could be transformed into Twenty20 fixtures

cricket Updated: Mar 16, 2017 22:42 IST
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Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal on day two of the second Test in Colombo, Thursday. Bangladesh are playing their 100th Test.(AP)

India cricket team will be touring Sri Lanka in March 2018 to play a tri-nation T20 tournament which will also involve Bangladesh. Sri Lanka cricket team is scheduled to play three Tests, five ODIs and two T20 Internationals in India next year but probably some of the ODI matches will be transformed into T20 fixtures which will also help both Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Bangladesh make substantial monetary gains. (India vs Australia live)

Sri Lanka has always supported India at the ICC and now it’s clear that even Bangladesh, which had voted against the BCCI at the February meeting of the ICC Board is now in favour of the world’s richest cricketing board. (Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh live)

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Bangladesh, it is heard, is not happy with ICC’s move to review full membership status which could also harm their prospects in the long run.

During a meeting of the top board officials in Colombo on the occasion of Bangladesh’s historic 100th Test match, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is believed to have had discussions with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) supremo Nazmul Hasan Papon and SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala.

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“The [SLC] technical committee and cricket committee is looking into it, but at the moment we would like it to be a T20 triangular -- that’s what the agreement is,” SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said.

“We made this appeal to India in about June or May last year,” he said. “India were here during the Asian Cricket Council opening ceremony, so we discussed this - it’s been going on for seven to eight months. So this has nothing to do with the ICC board meeting that happened in February. Our stand has been very clear.”

First Published: Mar 15, 2017 23:58 IST