India, Bangladesh to tour Sri Lanka for T20 tri-series in 2018
India will be touring Sri Lanka in March 2018 to play a tri-nation T20 tournament which will also involve Bangladesh.
New Delhi: India will be touring Sri Lanka in March 2018 to play a tri-nation T20 tournament which will also involve Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka are scheduled to play 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and a 2 T20 Internationals in India next year but probably some of the ODI matches will be transformed into T20 fixtures which will also help both SLC and Bangladesh make substantial monetary gains.
Sri Lanka was always there with India at ICC and now it's clear that even Bangladesh, which had voted against BCCI at February meeting of the ICC Board is now in favour of world's richest cricketing board.
Bangladesh it is heard is not happy with ICC's move to review full membership status which could also harm their prospects in the long run.
During a meeting of the top board officials in Colombo on the occasion of Bangladesh's historic 100th Test match, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is believed to have had discussions with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) supremo Nazmul Hasan Papon and SLC chief Thilanga Sumathipala.
"The (SLC) technical committee and cricket committee is looking into it, but at the moment we would like it to be a T20 triangular - that's what the agreement is," SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala was quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.
"We made this appeal to India in about June or May last year," he said. "India were here during the Asian Cricket Council opening ceremony, so we discussed this - it's been going on for seven to eight months. So this has nothing to do with the ICC board meeting that happened in February. Our stand has been very clear.
T20 World Cup 2021: Brilliant Shakib seals Bangladesh's Super 12s berth with 84-run hammering of PNG
Shakib Al Hasan played a central role in Bangladesh's commanding 84-run victory over Papua New Guinea with a stellar all-round performance.
Check out LIVE cricket score from the T20 World Cup 2021 match between Oman and Bangladesh.
Pakistan will take on India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 24 October. They head to the fixture on the back of an unbeaten record at the venue, having recorded six T20Is wins.