Windies pre-series three-day match to start Friday

Colombo, Sri Lanka — The West Indies three-day match against the Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI has been pushed back by one day. 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 Singhalese Sports Club very wet.

West Indies will use the match as preparation for the two-match Test Series against Sri Lanka.

The first Test is scheduled to be played at Galle International Stadium, in the coastal town of Galle, from October 14-18 while the second Test is carded for the P Sara Oval in the capital Colombo from October 22-26.

The winners will be awarded the Sobers-Tissera trophy in honour of West Indies icon Sir Garfield Sobers and Michael Tissera, the former Sri Lanka captain.

Squad

Jason Holder (Captain)

Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain)

Devendra Bishoo

Jermaine Blackwood

Carlos Brathwaite

Darren Bravo

Rajindra Chandrika

Shane Dowrich

Shannon Gabriel

Shai Hope

Denesh Ramdin

Kemar Roach

Marlon Samuels

Jerome Taylor

Jomel Warrican

Schedule of Matches

October

Fri 9th to Sun 11th: vs SLC President’s XI – Singhalese Sports Club, Colombo

Wed 14th to Sun 18th: 1st Test – International Cricket Stadium, Galle

Thu 22nd to Mon 26th: 2nd Test – P. Sara Oval, Colombo

Thu 29th: vs SLC President’s XI – Colts, Colombo

November

Sun 1st: 1st ODI – Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (day/night)

Wed 4thh: 2nd ODI – Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (day/night)

Sat 7: 3r ODI – International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele (day/night)

Mon 9: 1st T20 Internation International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

Thu 12th: 2nd T20 International – Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

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