The West Indies three-day match against the Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI has been delayed by one day. The match which was scheduled to start on Thursday, will now begin on Friday and continue on through Sunday.
The cause of this delay is due to heavy rainfall, which has resulted in an outfield at the Singhalese Sports Club that is very wet and unsuitable for play.
These matches wiill be used as preparation for the two-match Test Series against Sri Lanka.
The first Test is scheduled to be played at Galle International Stadium from October 14-18 while the second Test is slated for the P Sara Oval in the capital Colombo from October 22-26.
The winners will be awarded the Sobers-Tissera trophy in honour of West Indies icon Sir Garfield Sobers and Michael Tissera, the former Sri Lanka captain.
West Indies Squad:
Jason Holder (Captain)
Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain)
Schedule of Matches
Fri 9th to Sun 11th: vs SLC President’s XI – Singhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Wed 14th to Sun 18th: 1st Test – International Cricket Stadium, Galle
Thu 22nd to Mon 26th: 2nd Test – P. Sara Oval, Colombo
Thu 29th: vs SLC President’s XI – Colts, Colombo
Sun 1st: 1st ODI – Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (day/night)
Wed 4thh: 2nd ODI – Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (day/night)
Sat 7: 3r ODI – International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele (day/night)
Mon 9: 1st T20 Internation International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Thu 12th: 2nd T20 International – Premadasa Stadium, Colombo