Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Tuesday confirmed that the team will tour West Indies to play the all-format series, starting on March 3.
Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
The Sri Lanka team will depart for the Caribbean on 23 February, before playing matches across all formats from 3 March. The entirety of the tour will be played in a bio-secure environment in Antigua at Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (SVRS)
The campaign will begin with three T20s at CCG from 3 to 7 March, before three ODIs at SVRS from 10 to 14 March. Sri Lanka will then play a two-day warm-up match at CCG on 17-18 March, before the first Test at SVRS from 21 to 25 March.
The two Tests will each count towards the World Test Championship.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka schedule
March 3, 5, and 7 (Coolidge Cricket Ground)
March 10, 12, and 14 (Sir Vivian Richards Stadium)
Two-day warm-up match
March 17-18 (Coolidge Cricket Ground)
March 21-25, March 29-April 2 (Sir Vivian Richards Stadium)
Sri Lanka will be the first team to travel to the Caribbean for a men’s tour since Ireland in January 2020. The ODIs form part of the World Cup Super League, while the Tests are part of the World Test Championship (though neither side can qualify for the final).
“We are pleased to be able to finally confirm this tour,” said Ricky Skerritt, CWI’s president. “A number of Covid-19 related logistic hurdles have now been overcome and I want to thank Sri Lankan Cricket President, Shammi Silva and his team, for their co-operation in honouring their obligation to tour under the ICC FTP agreement.
“We are also extremely grateful for the support we received from the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Lucia in planning this tour. But it is regrettable that we are unable to include St Lucia as part of this home series as we had originally hoped to due to the delay in Sri Lanka arriving and the need for the tour to end before the start of the Indian Premier League.”