Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2010 March 16, 2010

Zimbabwe confirm tri-series with India and Sri Lanka

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Zimbabwe Cricket has confirmed that India and Sri Lanka will tour the country for a ODI tri-series between May 28 and June 9 this year. Each team plays the other twice before the final at the Harare Sports Club. India will stay back for two Twenty20 matches at the same venue on June 12 and 13.

The announcement follows the postponement of New Zealand's tour of the country over security issues. The tri-series kicks off with the home side taking on India at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, which will host the first three games.

India last toured the country in 2005 for two Tests and a tri-series, also involving New Zealand. Sri Lanka last toured Zimbabwe in November 2008, sweeping the five-match ODI series. India are also likely to tour Sri Lanka in July and August for a proposed Test series and a tri-series involving New Zealand. The respective cricket boards are yet to finalise a schedule.

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  • POSTED BY Aussie__Boy on | March 18, 2010, 2:07 GMT

    Well done to Sri Lanka and India for stepping up to help Zimbabwe...

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2010, 12:42 GMT

    Sri Lanka is not a boring team

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2010, 8:44 GMT

    We welcome the Indians and Sri Lankans. India has been very supportive and we appreciate

  • POSTED BY aavi242 on | March 17, 2010, 5:15 GMT

    come on.... ditch playing with srilanka now...goddamn it... its so pathetic to see those team playing every other day

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2010, 4:13 GMT

    India vs Sri Lanka again??

  • POSTED BY Gupta.Ankur on | March 17, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    India has always been very supportive of other member countries and this is a wonderful gesture by the BCCI.

    BCCI understands that certain situations like security threats are often planted to defame the host country and the best solution is to play the matches and defeat such people.

    However,aus-eng-NZ are the first one's to jump the ship,no matter how trivial the problem....

  • POSTED BY gurn79 on | March 17, 2010, 3:07 GMT

    Going to Zimbabwe is fine, but another India-Srilanka series? This is off limits. With all due respect we have played each other too many times. When was the last time West Indies or New Zealand toured India for a full test series?? 2000? 2002? Thats way too long ago. Also, FYI Bangladesh has never played a test in India. BCCI really need to rake care of this imbalance.

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 23:57 GMT

    I was disappointed to see Justin Vaughan pull the plug on the tour of Zimbabwe, siting concerns about "security" in the country. However, it will be exciting to see Zimbabwe testing their mettle against some more top class competition in the near future. All the best for Zimbabwe, and I hope to see a return to the days when NZ (and the Windies) were locked in fierce battle with Zim to avoid the test nation's ICC ranking wooden spoon ;)

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 19:04 GMT

    another india vs srilanka final which is going to be the 3rd this year!!!!

  • POSTED BY nauroze123456 on | March 16, 2010, 18:17 GMT

    it is good to see that INDIA is contributing to bring ZIMBABWE back in the main stream by playing there after new zealand backed out and england banned them from playing the T20 worldcup earlier

  • POSTED BY Aussie__Boy on | March 18, 2010, 2:07 GMT

    Well done to Sri Lanka and India for stepping up to help Zimbabwe...

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2010, 12:42 GMT

    Sri Lanka is not a boring team

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2010, 8:44 GMT

    We welcome the Indians and Sri Lankans. India has been very supportive and we appreciate

  • POSTED BY aavi242 on | March 17, 2010, 5:15 GMT

    come on.... ditch playing with srilanka now...goddamn it... its so pathetic to see those team playing every other day

  • POSTED BY on | March 17, 2010, 4:13 GMT

    India vs Sri Lanka again??

  • POSTED BY Gupta.Ankur on | March 17, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    India has always been very supportive of other member countries and this is a wonderful gesture by the BCCI.

    BCCI understands that certain situations like security threats are often planted to defame the host country and the best solution is to play the matches and defeat such people.

    However,aus-eng-NZ are the first one's to jump the ship,no matter how trivial the problem....

  • POSTED BY gurn79 on | March 17, 2010, 3:07 GMT

    Going to Zimbabwe is fine, but another India-Srilanka series? This is off limits. With all due respect we have played each other too many times. When was the last time West Indies or New Zealand toured India for a full test series?? 2000? 2002? Thats way too long ago. Also, FYI Bangladesh has never played a test in India. BCCI really need to rake care of this imbalance.

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 23:57 GMT

    I was disappointed to see Justin Vaughan pull the plug on the tour of Zimbabwe, siting concerns about "security" in the country. However, it will be exciting to see Zimbabwe testing their mettle against some more top class competition in the near future. All the best for Zimbabwe, and I hope to see a return to the days when NZ (and the Windies) were locked in fierce battle with Zim to avoid the test nation's ICC ranking wooden spoon ;)

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 19:04 GMT

    another india vs srilanka final which is going to be the 3rd this year!!!!

  • POSTED BY nauroze123456 on | March 16, 2010, 18:17 GMT

    it is good to see that INDIA is contributing to bring ZIMBABWE back in the main stream by playing there after new zealand backed out and england banned them from playing the T20 worldcup earlier

  • POSTED BY Delhis_Finest on | March 16, 2010, 18:02 GMT

    Would have preferred a test match or two against them give our batsmen, sachin especially the opportunity to fill his boots and get another ton or two!

  • POSTED BY newlook92 on | March 16, 2010, 18:01 GMT

    please................Noooooooooo again Sri Lanka it's very boring team.

  • POSTED BY Acer09 on | March 16, 2010, 16:34 GMT

    to rephrase vinod's comment.. No, not another test series of india and sri lanka..

  • POSTED BY Farce-Follower on | March 16, 2010, 16:17 GMT

    An absolutely useless series. Anyway we can start building the legends around Dhoni, Raina, Yuvraj and gang. Such series will boost their averages and strike rates and prompt Harsha Bhogle and Ravi Shastri to mouth inane stuff like, 'Look at those records, they are awesome'...what crap from a stupid BCCI. And a couple of weeks later another Tri-series in Sri Lanka !!

  • POSTED BY A_HTIMAN on | March 16, 2010, 15:54 GMT

    Waaw again India vs. Sri Lanka. The neighbours beside the polk straight is playing a lot against each other. Surely they'll post more scores over 400 as players get to know each other too well. It's good that these teams are travelling to Zimbabwe. It helps to improve cricket in these parts.

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 15:22 GMT

    will there be any end for Matches against SL? :(

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 15:02 GMT

    india can send youngstars like pujara & vijay in zimbabwe instead of senior players

  • POSTED BY Anil_Koshy on | March 16, 2010, 14:41 GMT

    India should give chance to youngsters for such tournaments. Include 4-5 seniors and pack the side with uncapped player, thus they will also get a chance to play at a neutral venue.

  • POSTED BY Alexk400 on | March 16, 2010, 14:31 GMT

    What happen BCCI? Why not 5 Test match series against zimbabwe , so sachin can pile up another 5 hundreds?>

  • POSTED BY ImtiazA on | March 16, 2010, 13:59 GMT

    Well, we play Sri Lanka again. I can't understand why we like SL so much. Way to go BCCI!! Burden players, help them to incur more injuries, keep em coming

  • POSTED BY Gupta.Ankur on | March 16, 2010, 13:23 GMT

    anyhow new-zealand,english and aussie players are the most security-phobic sporting countries in the world..... even a fire-cracker near the stadium or venue stadium makes them sit-up and take notice....

  • POSTED BY Gupta.Ankur on | March 16, 2010, 13:16 GMT

    Wow,that proves a point! this pretty much seals the debate on NZ not touring Zimbabwe...... This will open another debate similar to some foreign players not willing to play in IPL.......Was security the issue or something else?

  • POSTED BY DUKECOUNT on | March 16, 2010, 12:32 GMT

    As an India, I feel its a very gud gesture from the BCCI.. For those who came late, Zim have improved tremendously over the last couple of years and this series will give them an opportunity to compete with the best. This will only help them come back to the test fold asap. Ind hav always had an amicable relationship with Zim and BCCI and the players shud do everything possible improve the cricketing situation there. Kudos to the BCCI..Way to go.

    I hav always felt that Africa is a huge reservoir of talent that needs to b tapped in the right possible way. BCCI shud take the lead in helping Kenya cricket back on track and set a wonderful example for the world to follow.

    @vipul88 - What's this nonsense abt players being overloaded? . They hardly play for 120-150 days in a year and earn millions, whereas any ordinary Indian citizen works for close to 300 days in a year and earns only a pittance. Is any1 forcing them to play in the IPL. They can hav their "well-earned" rest. v don't care

  • POSTED BY CricketMaan on | March 16, 2010, 12:27 GMT

    SRT,Viru,Zak,Bhajji,Dhoni must rest for this series...else i bet one of these will miss Worl Cup 2011

  • POSTED BY ranjeethighfliers on | March 16, 2010, 12:26 GMT

    Good decision from BCCI . At least Zimbabwe cricket will get good exposure from playing two top test nations in India & Srilanka rather than playing meaningless series agains the likes of Bangladesh or West indies.

    And for the test series against Srilanka , i think the senior players will enjoy this decision as there is too much of shorter version of game happening these days. Not any more IPL , World T20 or champions league games please. Its already an headache watching daily T20 matches on television.

  • POSTED BY supervakil on | March 16, 2010, 12:21 GMT

    $, Rs. Euro. BCCI wants to see this scoring irrespective of its batsman... Too much of criekt between Ind v SL. India should play with Afghanistan instead.

  • POSTED BY TorontoBlueJays on | March 16, 2010, 12:19 GMT

    I love watching cricket, but why does India always face Lanka about 10 times a year?

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 11:55 GMT

    Kiwi pull out was expected, on the plus side we whave The Little Master, Sachin to entertain the crowds with Sanga, Yuvraj, MS Dhoni & Dilshaan. Our own Torpodeo Andy Blignaut should be ready to match the big names.

  • POSTED BY mthanveer on | March 16, 2010, 11:42 GMT

    HI VIUPUL

    PLEASE DONT SAY THAT. IMAGINE INSTEAD OF ZIMBABWE, IF IT WAS AUSTRALIA, ALL WILL BE THRILLED. BEFORE 1983 WORLD CUP, INDIAN TEAM WAS ALSO LIKE PRESENT ZIMBABWEN TEAM. If players are tired, India have plenty of youngsters to try.

    Good luck India

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 11:39 GMT

    BCCI officials and SLC must be in love... what the hell.... another.. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • POSTED BY rahulppppp on | March 16, 2010, 11:06 GMT

    ply some more test in sreelnka 3 test atleast. than 9 test in this year.if possible make 4 test aginst newzilland in india.

  • POSTED BY Rydham on | March 16, 2010, 10:44 GMT

    Can not we play with a team other than Sri Lanka ? Enough of cricket has been played between these two countries in last eight months. India should try his B team with maximum three to four experienced players. This will be a testing of our bench strength before WC, too.

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 10:44 GMT

    New Zealand's time will come.

  • POSTED BY L.Pearce on | March 16, 2010, 10:33 GMT

    as i stated in the previous related article of course IND and SL would be the replacements. though i was quietly confident of some ZIM victories had NZ proceeded with their tour. yes it will be tougher opposition but as long as their is international cricket in ZIM im happy (less KEN or BDESH either way) but now is the chance for ZIM to take their progress from WI's and 09 and put a real challenge on in particular SL (yes i refer to the last time they went to ZIM) having said that one must remain optimistic... GO ZIM!

  • POSTED BY Inba on | March 16, 2010, 10:24 GMT

    Oh God, another series for India involving SriLanka, we have had more than an overdose of matches between these two countries have already been witnessed. Good that Zimbabwe is having formidable sides touring them, sounds great for the team which is rebuilding itself.. Good going BCCI

  • POSTED BY RahulSalian on | March 16, 2010, 10:15 GMT

    Atleast for these series selectors should experiment and rest senior players. They should give Dhoni rest and play some one like S Goswami/ N Ojha

  • POSTED BY zoomboy on | March 16, 2010, 10:10 GMT

    This is great news.At least the non-white teams are supporting Zimbabwe.The security situation in Zim is fine.There are no bombings.England/Australia and NZ have an issue with Mugabe.Why should the cricketers suffer.Any country who refuses to play another Test playing nation should be banned from all tournaments.Little Zim with very little resources did pretty well in the WI.They have some good talent coming on at the moment.They need support not boycotts.

  • POSTED BY kalikesam on | March 16, 2010, 10:10 GMT

    aussies and kiwis are cowards to say the least .enjoy you guys out there in zimbabwe

  • POSTED BY Rakshit on | March 16, 2010, 10:02 GMT

    No India - SriLanka Matches please for next one year... really tired of them.

  • POSTED BY vinoooooooooooooooo on | March 16, 2010, 9:52 GMT

    its gettin quite borin when india takes on srilanka,,coz its like watchin ranji trophy match everyday,,both teams should give a break for each other........

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 9:46 GMT

    Sewhag , Gambir , Sangakkara , Ishant , heavy stuff they are coming to Zimbabwe , Blacks Caps pulling out was a blessing in disguise now better side's than them are touring Zim....he who laughs last laughs Loudest and Longest too

  • POSTED BY vipul88 on | March 16, 2010, 9:38 GMT

    another meaningless tri-series. why is the bcci hell-bent upon tiring the players. already we have loads of odi's planned this year. give the players a rest

  • POSTED BY vinodkd99 on | March 16, 2010, 9:38 GMT

    No, not another test series and a tri series in Sri Lanka.

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  • POSTED BY vinodkd99 on | March 16, 2010, 9:38 GMT

    No, not another test series and a tri series in Sri Lanka.

  • POSTED BY vipul88 on | March 16, 2010, 9:38 GMT

    another meaningless tri-series. why is the bcci hell-bent upon tiring the players. already we have loads of odi's planned this year. give the players a rest

  • POSTED BY on | March 16, 2010, 9:46 GMT

    Sewhag , Gambir , Sangakkara , Ishant , heavy stuff they are coming to Zimbabwe , Blacks Caps pulling out was a blessing in disguise now better side's than them are touring Zim....he who laughs last laughs Loudest and Longest too

  • POSTED BY vinoooooooooooooooo on | March 16, 2010, 9:52 GMT

    its gettin quite borin when india takes on srilanka,,coz its like watchin ranji trophy match everyday,,both teams should give a break for each other........

  • POSTED BY Rakshit on | March 16, 2010, 10:02 GMT

    No India - SriLanka Matches please for next one year... really tired of them.

  • POSTED BY kalikesam on | March 16, 2010, 10:10 GMT

    aussies and kiwis are cowards to say the least .enjoy you guys out there in zimbabwe

  • POSTED BY zoomboy on | March 16, 2010, 10:10 GMT

    This is great news.At least the non-white teams are supporting Zimbabwe.The security situation in Zim is fine.There are no bombings.England/Australia and NZ have an issue with Mugabe.Why should the cricketers suffer.Any country who refuses to play another Test playing nation should be banned from all tournaments.Little Zim with very little resources did pretty well in the WI.They have some good talent coming on at the moment.They need support not boycotts.

  • POSTED BY RahulSalian on | March 16, 2010, 10:15 GMT

    Atleast for these series selectors should experiment and rest senior players. They should give Dhoni rest and play some one like S Goswami/ N Ojha

  • POSTED BY Inba on | March 16, 2010, 10:24 GMT

    Oh God, another series for India involving SriLanka, we have had more than an overdose of matches between these two countries have already been witnessed. Good that Zimbabwe is having formidable sides touring them, sounds great for the team which is rebuilding itself.. Good going BCCI

  • POSTED BY L.Pearce on | March 16, 2010, 10:33 GMT

    as i stated in the previous related article of course IND and SL would be the replacements. though i was quietly confident of some ZIM victories had NZ proceeded with their tour. yes it will be tougher opposition but as long as their is international cricket in ZIM im happy (less KEN or BDESH either way) but now is the chance for ZIM to take their progress from WI's and 09 and put a real challenge on in particular SL (yes i refer to the last time they went to ZIM) having said that one must remain optimistic... GO ZIM!