All the matches – three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests – will be played in Antigua
Sri Lanka’s multi-format tour of West Indies, comprising three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests, will begin on March 3, with all fixtures to be performed behind closed doorways in Antigua, in a biosecure setting.
Sri Lanka’s multi-format West Indies tour to three T20Is
Cricket West Indies (CWI) had initially meant to stage a part of the tour in St Lucia, however, a delay in Sri Lanka’s arrival after Mickey Arthur and Lahiru Thirimanne tested positive for Covid-19 and the necessity to end the series earlier than the beginning of the IPL in April rendered that unimaginable.
As an alternative, the Coolidge Cricket Floor – beforehand referred to as Allen Stanford’sSticky Wicket’ floor – will host international cricket for the primary time because of the venue for the T20I leg of the tour. The bottom beforehand hosted each edition of the regional Stanford T20 tournaments and the notorious Stanford Super Series. It underwent in-depth renovations in 2017 and is among the two venues in operation for the continued Regional Super50 Cup.
Sri Lanka would be the first team to journey to the Caribbean for a men‘s tour since Eire in January 2020. The ODIs type a part of the World Cup Super League, whereas the Tests are a part of the World Test Championship (although neither facet can qualify for the ultimate).
“We’re happy to have the ability to lastly affirm this tour,” mentioned Ricky Skerritt, CWI’s president. “Various Covid-19 associated logistic hurdles have now been overcome, and I wish to thank Sri Lankan Cricket President, Shammi Silva and his team, for his or her co-operation in honouring their obligation to tour beneath the ICC FTP settlement.
“We’re additionally extraordinarily grateful for the assistance we acquired from the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Lucia in planning this tour. However, it’s regrettable that we’re unable to incorporate St Lucia as a part of this dwelling sequence as we had initially hoped to as a result of a delay in Sri Lanka arriving and the necessity for the tour to finish earlier than the beginning of the Indian Premier League.”