Coach Rahul Dravid (L) with captain Shikhar Dhawan
Coach Rahul Dravid (L) with captain Shikhar Dhawan

The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday shared the new match timings for the T20 Internationals and One Day Internationals (ODI) that will be contested between the Sri Lanka and India on the island nation. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had recently confirmed that the white ball series between India and Sri Lanka have been deferred after COVID-19 cases were found in the camp of the Sri Lankan cricket team.

The cricket board disclosed the timings of the matches on its official Twitter account that will be played between team India and Sri Lanka. As per the post, the ODI matches of the bilateral series will start at 3:00 pm instead of 2:30 pm while the T20I matches jave been scheduled for 8:00 pm.

Earlier the T20Is between the two nations were scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. The development about the ODI and T20I series has come after the bilateral ties between the two teams were pushed ahead in the wake of the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Coached by Rahul Dravid, the second-string side led by Dhawan will play three T20Is and as many ODIs with hosts Sri Lanka from July 18.

Dhawan-led Team India will kickstart their tour of Sri Lanka with three-match ODI series from July 18. India will then play the short T20I series from 25th July to 29th July. All matches of the ODI and T20I series will be played at the famous R. Premadasa Stadium.

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