Sri Lanka agree to play five-match ODI series against India

This will be Sri Lanka's first tour of India in almost five years

This will be Sri Lanka’s first tour of India in almost five years

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Sri Lanka have agreed to play a five-match ODI series against India after the West Indies suddenly decided to pull out of their ongoing tour due to a payment dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA).

It is understood that the five-match ODI series will be played between November 1 and 15.

“In principal we have agreed to accept India’s invitation to play five one-day internationals,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga confirmed. “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 added that SLC decided to accept the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) offer after the board met with the¬†coaching staff and national selectors.

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