Asian giants India and Sri Lanka for Tri Nations in West Indies
Thu, Dec 20, '12
St John’s, Antigua – The bumper season of international cricket in the Caribbean will reach a crescendo when the three biggest teams in Limited Overs cricket clash in the Caribbean in June and July next year in a seven match One Day International Tri Nation Series.
Reigning World T20 champions West Indies will host the two Asian giants – World 50 Over champions India and Sri Lanka – the losing finalists in both the ICC World Twenty20 Championship and Cricket World Cup.
Each team will play the other two teams twice with the matches scheduled for Sabina Park in Jamaica and Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.
The Series will bowl off in Kingston ON June 28th with the Windies tackling India on June 28th. A total of three matches will be played at Sabina with four matches, including the final, to be staged at Queen’s Park. The final will be played on July 11th, by the two teams with the most points after the six preliminary matches.
The Limited Overs portion of the Sri Lankan tour of the West Indies which was originally scheduled for April/May will now be played as part of the Tri Nation Series.
The Sri Lankan tour of the West Indies was rescheduled to allow players from both teams to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
As part of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Future Tours Programme (FTP), Sri Lanka was originally scheduled to tour the Caribbean for two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals in 2013. The two Tests have been deferred and will be played at a later date in the FTP cycle.In addition to India and Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Pakistan will also tour the Caribbean in 2013, making it the first time four international teams will visit the region in a calendar year (outside of a world tournament).
Full Schedule (All matches – 50 Overs)
Friday, June 28: West Indies v India
Sunday, June 30: India v Sri Lanka
Tuesday, July 2: West Indies v Sri Lanka
Queen’s Park Oval
Friday, July 5: West Indies v India
Sunday, July 7: Sri Lanka v India
Tuesday, July 9: West Indies v Sri Lanka
Thursday, July 11: Final