Sri Lanka to tour India at the beginning of 2020

Sri Lankan cricket committee on Wednesday has agreed to accept BCCI invitation to play three ODIs’ in India in January next year. The decision will be forwarded to the management committee and then the working committee, it is learnt here.

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India are now busy in preparing for a long home series against South Africa which will also include the second series of India’s run in ICC Test Championship while the first one for the visitors. The home series will start with the shortest version of the game from September 15.

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In the meantime, there are some reports coming from close sources from BCCI that India are likely to host a short series against Sri Lanka during January 2020. Mostly it is said to be an ODI series between both nations.

It is learnt that Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) made an invitaion to the neighbours for a short ODI series and it looks like Sri Lankan Cricket Board has accepted the invitation from BCCI to play a three-match ODI series during January 2020.

However, there is no official confirmations about the proposed series from both sides. Now the management committee and working committee will be given the decision from the Sri Lankan Cricket Board and further developments will be taken on the series.

Sri Lanka are now busy in arranging their tour to Pakistan amidst many controversies going around the tour. Already ten Sri Lankan players including some biggies like Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga opted themselves out of the tour due to security concerns.

Bipin Dani

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