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Windies prefer ODI in place of Test against Sri Lanka

Cricket West Indies (CWI) is looking to scrap a single Test match of the forthcoming series against Sri Lanka to add several one day matches instead of that. The three match Test series against the island nation will include the first ever pink ball Test for the Caribbean.

CWI sources said they are considering to alter the series fixture to add a few limited over matches because of the financial crisis. One day matches are supposed to draw more fans and favor the broadcasters as well.

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Confirming the news Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley de Silva said, “Most probably the boards will reduce the number of Test matches to two, and play a couple of one-dayers. CWI are going through a bit of a crisis. They have been talking to us. They haven’t given us any indication that the tour might get postponed altogether.”

The tour is likely to begin with a three day practice match started from May 30 before the opening Test which is scheduled to take place at the Queen’s Park Oval from June 6.

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