Another India-Sri Lanka series this year?

Updated: 24 January 2010 18:20 IST

India and Sri Lanka just can't get enough of each other on the cricket field.

Another India-Sri Lanka series this year?

New Delhi:

India and Sri Lanka just can't get enough of each other on the cricket field.

Despite playing more then 50 contests with India in the past five years, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is keen for more and is planning to host Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men for three Tests and a tri-nation one-day series in July-August this year.

The two teams have played nine Tests, 39 ODIs and three Twenty20s against each other in the past five years.

India toured Sri Lanka in 2008 for three Tests and five ODIs, and went to the island nation to play an ODI series in January-February this year.

This was followed by a tri-series, also featuring New Zealand, in September.

Sri Lanka visited India late last year and played Tests, ODIs and couple of Twenty20s.

The two sides met each other again earlier this month in a tri-series in Bangladesh, which Sri Lanka won by beating India in final.

But SLC wants more of India.

"The Test series is almost certain of coming through. We are awaiting confirmation from India and New Zealand on the tri-nation series," SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga was quoted as saying by a cricket website.

The dates for the proposed series are not yet decided but Ranatunga said they would be held between July 9-24 (ODIs) and July 28-August 15 (the Tests).



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