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Windies to host Sri Lanka in three-Test series next year


This will be the Asian country’s fourth visit to the Caribbean Islands since it became a full-member nation in 1981

Windies will host Sri Lanka for a three-Test series in June next year, Cricket West Indies announced on Monday (December 4).

Trinidad, Barbados and St Lucia, where Sri Lanka is playing a Test for the first time, are the venues for the three games, with the first one starting on June 6 at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.

The tour begins with a two-day warm-up match at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground in Trinidad.

This will be the Sri Lanka’s fourth Test tour of the Caribbean since it became a Test-playing nation in 1981. It has won one, lost three and drawn two of the six Tests on tour to date, starting with the visit in 1997 under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga soon after winning the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1996.

Sri Lanka is currently in India for a full series, where the third and final Test is currently underway with the home side up 1-0. In its most recent fixtures, Sri Lanka was swept 3-0 by India at home before travelling to the United Arab Emirates and sweeping Pakistan 2-0.

Windies, too, hasn’t had the best of starts on its tour of New Zealand, where it went down by an innings and 67 runs in the first Test, but it has won a Test in England and beaten Zimbabwe away recently.


May 30-June 1: Tour match, Brian Lara Cricket Ground, Trinidad
June 6-June 10: First Test, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
June 14-June 18: Second Test, Kensington Oval, Barbados
June 23-June 27: Third Test, Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucia

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