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West Indies practice game postponed due to rain in Colombo

West Indies practice game postponed due to rain in Colombo
The three-day practice match between West Indies and Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI has been postponed by a day due to heavy rain and a soggy outfield in Colombo.
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The three-day practice match between West Indies and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board President's XI has been postponed by a day due to heavy rain and a soggy outfield at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.

The match that was previously scheduled to start on 8th October will now be played between 9th and 11th October.

The news was confirmed by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in a media release.

“The West Indies three-day match against the Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI has been pushed back by one day,” said the media release.

“The match was scheduled to start on Thursday, but will now begin on Friday and continue on Saturday and Sunday.

“This is due to rain, which has left the outfield at the Sinhalese Sports Club very wet.”

Earlier, the SLC and the WICB decided to name the trophy for the Test series as the Sobers-Tissera Trophy to honour Sir Garfield Sobers and Michael Tissera.

Despite the postponement of the practice game, there has been no change made to the start of the first Test, which will begin on 14th October in Galle.

The second Test will begin on 22nd October in Colombo, following which a three-match One-Day International series will be played between 1st November and 7th November.

The West Indies will then conclude their tour of Sri Lanka with two Twenty20 Internationals, which will be played on 9th and 12th November.

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