Sri Lanka Set To Tour India

India v Sri Lanka
India will take on Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series next month
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Sri Lanka will head to India for a five-match One-Day International series, stepping in at short notice after the West Indies abandoned their tour of India.

The West Indies are heading home following an internal dispute over pay and the Indian board (BCCI) has moved swiftly to ensure their team will be in action in November.

The series will begin on 1st November with a full itinerary to be revealed in due course.

"Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014," a BCCI statement read.

"The BCCI wishes to thank SLC for its swift response and for extending its support to ensure that the international cricket season is not curtailed."

Sri Lanka were not due to be back in action until they host England for a series of seven ODIs in late November and December.

India head to Australia in December.

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