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Sri Lanka negotiating Test and tri-series involving India

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka Cricket is negotiating with the BCCI to host a tri-nation tournament, also featuring New Zealand, and a Test series involving India later this year.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Colombo
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2010 08:08 PM IST

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is negotiating with the BCCI to host a tri-nation tournament, also featuring New Zealand, and a Test series involving India later this year.

According to a report in 'The Nation', discussion is on between SLC and BCCI for the tri-series in July, followed by a three-match Test series.

"The Test series is almost certain of coming through," SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga was quoted as saying.

"We are awaiting confirmation from India and New Zealand on the tri-nation series," the official said.

According to the report, the tri-series is tentatively scheduled from July 9-24, followed by the Test matches from July 28-August 15.

India recently hosted Sri Lanka for a full series, featuring three Tests and five ODIs before they met again in the tri-nation in Bangladesh.

India-Sri Lanka encounters have become so frequent of late that they have eclipsed the 121-match record between Australia and West Indies.

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