Sri Lanka, Windies to scrap Tests for ODI series
Tue, Sep 11, '12
UNABLE to convince the International Cricket Council (ICC) to provide an exclusive window for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have decided to do it on their own.
As their leading players are likely to be engaged in next year's sixth IPL season of Twenty20 franchise cricket from April 3-May 26, the two governing bodies have agreed to replace their series of two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20s in the Caribbean that was scheduled for the same time on the ICC's Future Tours Programme (FTP) with an ODI tri-series, also involving India.
WICB corporate communications manager Imran Khan said yesterday that all three boards had agreed in principle to the tri-series. Dates and details would be finalised following final sanction from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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