India’s scheduled tour of Sri Lanka in July has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. The Men in Blue were set to play three ODIs and three T20Is against the island nation next month.
International cricket came to a grinding halt since the world-wide COVID-19 outbreak in February-March as most countries decided to close their international borders and impose strict lockdowns.
Rescheduled dates of India’s tour of Sri Lanka not yet confirmed
BCCI treasurer, Arun Dhumal said that the governing body had conveyed the message to their Sri Lankan counterpart. He further insisted that BCCI are open to the idea of touring Sri Lanka later.
“It is not possible to go ahead with the tour in June-July and we have conveyed it to the Sri Lankan board (SLC). However, we remain committed to the series (at a later date).”
While Dhamal stated that India are likely to tour Sri Lanka later, the rescheduled dates are yet to announced.
India and Sri Lanka last met in a three-match T20I series in India at the turn of the year. It was a one-sided series as the hosts comfortably won the second and third matches by 78 runs and 7 wickets respectively after the first match was abandoned due to rain.
International cricket to resume with England-West Indies Series
International cricket will resumer after over two months with West Indies touring England for a three-match Test series to defend the Wisden Trophy.
The Caribbean cricketers and support staff, who have already landed in England, will quarantine and train at Emirates at Old Trafford for three weeks before playing the first Test at The Ageas Bowl from July 8th.
West Indies won the Wisden Trophy after beating England 2-1 in the Caribbean in early 2019.