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Nigeria arrive for short Sri Lanka visit

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 25, 2014

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The Nigerian team is welcomed at Colombo airport, February 24, 2014
The Nigeria team is welcomed in Colombo © SLC
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Nigeria landed in Colombo on Sunday for a nine-day tour during which they will play four Twenty20s. Sri Lanka Cricket said it was hosting the Nigeria national team to "uplift the standard of cricket of the Associate Members of ICC".

The tour by Nigeria comes three months after Kenya had played seven Twenty20s in Sri Lanka. The opposition for Kenya had been a strong Sri Lanka A team which included the likes of Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne and Shaminda Eranga.

Over the last month, Sri Lanka had also hosted Afghanistan's training camp for the Asia Cup.

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Posted by headphonedelephants on (February 26, 2014, 3:57 GMT)

Way to go Cricket SL! Woot!

Posted by wanatawu on (February 25, 2014, 9:37 GMT)

Good luck Nigeria, I didn't know you guys also play the game. Whats up SA why not also help your African brothers?

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