All India v Sri Lanka series matches to be played in Colombo

Dubai: Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium will host all the matches in India’s upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly earlier said that India are set to travel to Sri Lanka in July for playing three ODIs and as many T20s.

“We plan to host the entire series at one venue. As of now, it has been decided that the Premadasa Stadium will host the fixtures. Obviously, it depends on how the situation is around that time,” Arjuna de Silva, Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) Administrative Committee chairman, said, referring to the coronavirus pandemic. “With the COVID situation fluid, we cannot allow fans yet, so all the matches will be closed-door affairs.”

India are set to arrive in Sri Lanka for the series on July 5 and, after the team complete a weeklong quarantine, will play the ODI series starting on July 13. The T20 series will begin on July 22.

“As of now, we will stick to the protocol where the players will have to undergo hard quarantine for the first three days and in the next four days, they will be allowed to train. However, if there are any revised guidelines by the health ministry around that time, we will have to follow that,” De Silva added.

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