Lanka tour programme to be chalked out on April 3

Published: Monday, March 28, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Mumbai:Indian Cricket Board's Tour Programmes and Fixtures Committee is scheduled to meet here on April three to decide on the dates and venues for the forthcoming five-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka.

The meeting would be chaired by BCCI vice president Kamal Morarka, Board sources said here today.

Sri Lanka are slated to visit India, following the cancellation of the scheduled tour by Bangladesh, to play in the short series of matches in April-May.

The Emerald islanders are slated to arrive in India on April 19 or 20 straight from New Zealand on the conclusion of their Tsunami-interrupted series to play in the best-of-five limited over international series against India which is set to conclude on May five, the sources said.

As per the rotation policy of the Board Nagpur, Rajkot, Baroda, Jaipur and Pune are expected to get the nod to host the matches, the sources revealed.

Board President Ranbir Singh Mahendra told reporters here yesterday that some matches are likely to be held under lights. None of the cricket venues in the above cities are equipped with floodlights.

All the venues chosen by the Board's sub-committee will have to be ratified by the its working committee as per the norms of the BCCI.

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