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India to play first ODI vs SL on July 22


Cricketnext Staff,Press Trust Of India
Jun 19, 2012 at 06:55pm IST

Colombo: India's five-match ODI series and one T20 international against Sri Lanka will be played from July 22 to August 7 across three venues.

Sri Lanka tour marks the beginning of a new season for the senior national team after enjoying a two and half month break post Indian Premier League. The Indians, who arrive on July 19 will play their first of the five ODIs at the Mahinda Rajapaksa stadium in the southern port town of Hambantota on July 22.

The second ODI will also be played at the same venue on July 25 followed by the third and fourth ODIs at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on July 28 and 31 respectively. After a four-day break, Indians will be playing the fifth and final ODI in Kandy on August 5 followed by the only T20 international at the same venue on August 7.

India to play opening ODI vs SL in Hambantota

Sri Lanka will host India for five-ODI series and a one-off Twenty20. The tour begins on July 22.

The cash-strapped Sri Lankan cricket administration is eager to host India. India currently is Sri Lanka's largest inbound travel market.

Itinerary

Arrival on July 19

July 22: 1st ODI (Hambantota)

July 25: 2nd ODI (Hambantota)

July 28: 3rd ODI (Colombo)

July 31: 4th ODI (Colombo)

Aug 5: 5th ODI (Kandy)

Aug 7: 1st T20 International (Kandy).

Aug 8: Departure.

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