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Sri Lanka to fill the void, tour India for ODI series

After West Indies called off their remaining tour of India today, Sri Lanka are expected to fill the void. Sri Lanka Cricket has agreed "in principle" to a series of five ODIs in November. West Indies

India TV Sports Desk [ Updated: October 17, 2014 18:25 IST ]
sri lanka to fill the void tour india for odi series
sri lanka to fill the void tour india for odi series

After West Indies called off their remaining tour of India today, Sri Lanka are expected to fill the void. Sri Lanka Cricket has agreed "in principle" to a series of five ODIs in November.

 

West Indies abandoned their current tour of India because of a payment structure dispute between the players and the WICB and WIPA.

"In principle we have agreed to accept India's invitation to play five one-day internationals," SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said on Friday. "Initially India wanted us to play a T20 international as well but we decided that with the World Cup only a few months away, playing five ODIs would be beneficial to both teams."

Ranatunga said the five ODIs would be played between November 1 and 15 and that a final itinerary was awaited from the BCCI. He said the decision to accept India's invitation was taken after consultation with the Sri Lankan coaching staff and the national selectors. It will be Sri Lanka's first tour to India in almost five years.

West Indies decided to pull out of their India tour after Friday's fourth ODI in Dharamsala. The dispute between the players and administration had emerged ahead of the first match of the series and no resolution was found despite several letters being sent back and forth between the captain Dwayne Bravo, the WICB and WIPA.

 

 

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