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West Indies announce schedule for the home fixtures against Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka will tour West Indies for a full tour of three T20Is, three ODIs, and Two Tests. All the matches of the series will be played in Antigua, within a bio-secure secure environment. The fans won’t be allowed in the stadium though. 

“We are delighted to be able to re-start international cricket in the West Indies, with the announcement of the tour by Sri Lanka. We have a full schedule featuring all three formats, which is sure to attract lots of attention from our fans, especially following on from the terrific Test Series win in Bangladesh. A lot of detailed planning has gone into the hosting of this tour and we are confident it will be a success,” CWI CEO Johnny Grave said.

The scheduled two tests are the part of the World Test Championship. However, neither of the team are in contention for a place in the finals. The series was initially set to take place in February-March but Mickey Arthur, the Sri Lanka coach and Lihuru Thirimanne ‘s diagnosis with coronavirus saw the series getting postponed by a month. Sri Lanka will be the first team to tour West Indies post the coronavirus pandemic.

The three T20 matches will be played on Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. While Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua will host the ODIs and Tests

Here’s the full schedule for the Sri Lanka tour of West Indies

March 3: 1st T20I at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

March 5: 2nd T20I at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

March 7: 3rd T20I at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

March 10: 1st ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

March 12: 2nd ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

March 14: 3rd ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

March 17-18: Two-day warm-up match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

March 21-25: 1st Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

March 29 – April 2: 2nd Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

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