Sri Lanka Cricket today announced a revised schedule for England’s tour of Sri Lanka in March, which will see the visitors play two Test match in Galle and Colombo beginning March 19.
Both matches are a part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship, with 60 points per Test win up for grabs in the series.
England arrive on March 3 and will feature in a three-day practise match against SLC Board President’s XI from March 7-9 in Katunayake, and will later play a four-day practise game from March 12-15 in Colombo.
The first Test match gets underway on March 19 at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, while the second and final match will begin on March 27 at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.
“The [second] test match, which was initially scheduled to be played at the [R. Premadasa Stadium], Colombo has been shifted to SSC Grounds, Colombo,” the cricket board said in a statement.
March 7-9 – Tour Match – Chilaw Marians Cricket Club Ground, Katunayake
March 12-15 – Tour Match – P. Sara Oval, Colombo
March 19-23 – 1st Test – Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle
March 27-31 – 2nd Test – Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
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