India-Sri Lanka series to begin on July 18

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India’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka, involving three ODIs and three T20Is, will now be played between July 18 and July 29, the BCCI confirmed. As per original schedule, the six white-ball games were to be played between July 13 and July 25.

That there will be a change in the dates was first reported by Cricbuzz on Friday (July 9), the reason being the outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the Sri Lankan camp that just returned from England. Team’s batting coach Grant Flower and video analyst GT Niroshan had tested positive.

“Yes, there is a new schedule for the matches in Sri Lanka,” confirmed Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary. The Sri Lanka board officials called the BCCI secretary on Saturday (July 10) morning with the revised schedule for approval. The dates for all the games are expected to be announced soon.