Mumbai to host first Sri Lanka Test, Rajkot first ODI

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> BCCI has released the itinerary of Sri Lanka's 51-day tour of India that features three Test, five ODIs and two Twenty20 matches starting November 16.

Updated: October 23, 2009 10:50 IST
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The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Friday released the itinerary of Sri Lanka's 51-day tour of India that features three Test, five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 matches starting November 16.

According to a BCCI statement, Sri Lanka cricket team will arrive in Mumbai on November 8 and stay there till November 13 during which they play a practice match against Board's President XI.

The visitors will then leave for Ahmedabad on November 14 for the first Test starting November 16.

After the conclusion of the opening Test on November 20, Kumar Sangakkara and his men's will head for Kanpur for the second Test starting November 24.

From there, they move to Mumbai, venue of the third Test from December 2 before playing two Twenty20 matches in Mohali (Dec 9) and Nagpur (Dec 12).

The tour will round off with the five-match ODI series that begin on December 15 at Rajkot before the action shifts to Vizag (Dec 18), Cuttack (Dec 21), Kolkata (Dec 24) and Delhi (Dec 27).

On December 28, the Lankans return home.


Nov 8: Sri Lanka Team arrives at Mumbai.

Nov 11-13: 3-day practice match Vs Board President's XI at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.

Nov 14: Travel to Ahmedabad

Nov 16-20: 1st Test against India at Ahmedabad

Nov 21: Travel to Kanpur

Nov 24-28: 2nd Test against India at Kanpur

Nov 29: Travel to Mumbai

Dec 2-6: 3rd Test against India in Mumbai

Dec 7: Travel to Nagpur

Dec 9: 1st Twenty20 at Nagpur (D/N)

Dec 10: Travel to Chandigarh

Dec 12: 2nd Twenty20 Match in Nagpur (D/N)

Dec 13: Travel to Rajkot

Dec 15: 1st ODI against India at Rajkot

Dec 16: Travel to Vishakhapatnam

Dec 18: 2nd ODI against India at Vizag (D/N)

Dec 19: Travel to Cuttack

Dec 21: 3rd ODI against India at Cuttack (D/N)

Dec 22: Travel to Kolkata

Dec 24: 4th ODI against India in Kolkata (D/N)

Dec 25: Travel to Delhi

Dec 27: 5th ODI against India in Delhi (D/N)

Dec 28: Team departs

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