Monday 2 September 2013 

England-Sri Lanka Dates Revealed

Sri Lanka beat England in the Champions Trophy earlier this year and return in 2013
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England will host Sri Lanka in May and June next year to play a Twenty20 International, five One-Day Internationals and two Tests.

The tour will begin with the Twenty20 game at The Kia Oval on 20th May, where the two sides will begin the ODI series two days later.

The ODI series moves on to Chester-le-Street, Manchester, Lord's and Edgbaston before the two Tests will be hosted by Lord's and Headingley.

Sri Lanka last toured England in 2011, losing both the Tests (1-0) and ODIs (3-2) before winning the Twenty20 Internationals 1-0.

They will play a series of tour games but these fixtures and venues are yet to be confirmed.

"We look forward to welcoming Sri Lanka again to this country and anticipate that they will provide strong opposition for England in all formats of the game in what promises to be another hugely exciting programme of international cricket next summer with Sri Lanka and India as our touring teams," England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive David Collier said.

England v Sri Lanka 2014

20th May: Twenty20 International, The Kia Oval, London

22nd May: 1st One-Day International, The Kia Oval, London
25th May: 2nd One-Day International, Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground, Chester-le-Street
28th May: 3rd One-Day International, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
31st May: 4th One-Day International, Lord's, London
3rd June: 5th One-Day International, Edgbaston, Birmingham

12th-16th June: 1st Test, Lord's, London
20th-24th June: 2nd Test, Headingley, Leeds

© Cricket World 2013

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