August 24, 2001

West Indies to tour Sri Lanka in November

CricInfo

The West Indies cricket team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the November 1 to play a three-match Test series and a one-day tri-series, which also involves Zimbabwe.

This is the first full tour that the West Indies have made to Sri Lanka. In their only other tour since Sri Lanka attained full ICC Test status, in 1993, they played just one Test, and one ODI.

The West Indies will warm up for the Tests with two three day games, the first in Colombo and the second in Matara, before the first Test at Galle International Stadium (14-18th November).

The second Test Match will be in Kandy (23-27th November) and final Test in Colombo (1- 5th December).

Straight after the Tests the tri-series with Zimbabwe will commence.

Zimababwe will remain in Sri Lanka after the tri-series for a three-Test tour.

Full intinerary:

Nov 1st: Arrival
Nov 4-6th: Three day warm-up match, Colombo.
Nov 9-11th: Three day warm-up match, Matara.
Nov 14-18th: First Test Match, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Galle.
Nov 23-27th: Second Test Match, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Kandy.
December 1-5th: Third Test Match, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Colombo.

Triangular One Day Tournament (Sri Lanka/West Indies/Zimbabwe).

Dec 8th Sri Lanka vs West Indies at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Dec 9th West Indies vs Zimbabwe at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Dec 11th Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Dec 14th Sri Lanka vs West Indies at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Dec 15th Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Dec 16th West Indies vs Zimbabwe at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Dec 19th Triangular One Day Tournament final, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Dec 21st Departure

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