Sri Lanka in India 2014-15 October 21, 2014

BCCI finalises venues for SL tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cuttack, Hyderabad, Ranchi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad will be the venues for Sri Lanka's five-match ODI series in India early next month.

In return for Sri Lanka Cricket agreeing to step in after West Indies pulled out of their India tour, the BCCI has agreed to tour Sri Lanka in July-August 2015. Sri Lanka were scheduled to tour India for Tests next year, but the BCCI has accepted SLC's proposal of swapping countries for that trip.

Cuttack was scheduled to host the only T20 international against West Indies while Kolkata had been allotted the fifth ODI to celebrate 150 years of Eden Gardens. Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad were to host the three Tests against West Indies. While two of those Test venues have been accommodated now with an ODI each, Ranchi has been preferred over Bangalore for the remaining slot against Sri Lanka. The BCCI follows separate rotation systems for ODIs and Tests.

The Sri Lanka ODIs will begin from November 2 and a BCCI release stated that the detailed itinerary will be announced later.