India in Sri Lanka 2008-09 January 22, 2009

Dambulla loses an ODI in revised India schedule

Cricinfo staff

Sri Lanka Cricket has revised the itinerary for India's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, allotting just one ODI to Dambulla - as opposed to the previously planned two - and scheduling the remaining four ODIs and the Twenty20 international in Colombo. Dambulla was initially scheduled to host the first two ODIs, but the venue for the second game has now been shifted to the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Three of the five ODIs will be played under lights - all of them at the Premadasa - while the first, and the fifth - at the SSC - will be day games.

India are scheduled to arrive in Colombo on January 26, and will be left with just over a week to prepare for their subsequent tour of New Zealand after the Twenty20 International on February 10.

India last toured Sri Lanka in July-August 2008, losing the Tests 2-1 and winning the ODIs 3-2.

Revised schedule

Jan 28 - First one-dayer, Dambulla
Jan 31 - Second one-dayer, Premadasa stadium, Colombo (day/night)
Feb 3 - Third one-dayer, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (d/n)
Feb 5 - Fourth one-dayer, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (d/n)
Feb 8 - Fifth one-dayer, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Feb 10 - Twenty20 international, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (d/n)