West Indies in Sri Lanka 2010-11 December 8, 2010

Boards consider postponing one-day series

The boards of Sri Lanka and West Indies are in talks over postponing to January the five-match one-day series on account of the current spell of poor weather in Sri Lanka. The first two matches of the series were scheduled to be played on Thursday and Saturday at Hambantota, one of the new venues that will host 2011 World Cup games. But incessant rain has prevented the teams from holding any outdoor practice since arriving at the venue three days ago.

A spokesman for Sri Lanka Cricket said both boards had tentatively agreed to call off the series and instead play a three-match series in late January. The Test series between the two sides was also hampered by rains and ended in a stalemate, leading Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara to term it as the worst series of his life.

An official announcement is awaited, though West Indies opener Chris Gayle tweeted that the tour had been officially called off.