Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cricket board says it has agreed to a request to reschedule the forthcoming triangular one-day series to allow India’s players to participate in a proposed Afro-Asian contest in August.
The tri-series, which also includes India and the West Indies, was due to start on August 2, but will now begin on July 30 with all seven games squeezed into 11 days.
The final will be played under lights at the Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo on August 9.
The rescheduling has also affected the start of Sri Lanka’s two-Test series at home to West Indies which will now begin on July 13.
West Indies will play one two-day, warm-up game before the first test in Colombo.
July 13-17: First Test (Colombo); July 21-25: Second Test (Kandy).
July 30: India vs Sri Lanka (Dambulla); July 31: India vs West Indies (Dambulla); Aug. 2: Sri Lanka vs West Indies (Dambulla); Aug. 3: Sri Lanka vs India (Dambulla); Aug. 6: West Indies vs Sri Lanka (Colombo); Aug. 7: West Indies vs India (Colombo); Aug. 9: FINAL (Colombo).