Sri Lanka Keen to Host India in Test Series Next Year

Originally, Sri Lanka were to tour India in August 2015 for a three-match Test series according to the amended Future Tours Programme, but now Sri Lanka Cricket wants to reverse the hosting.

updated: October 19, 2014 15:51 IST
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Sri Lanka Cricket is expected to make around USD 8 million by hosting the three Tests against India.


Colombo: After having agreed to play a five-match ODI series in India on a short notice post the West Indies pull-out, the Sri Lankan board is looking for a return in favour from the BCCI in August next year by playing three Test matches in the island nation. (Also read: Sangakkara questions Sri Lanka's decision to schedule India tour)

"We have already confirmed our participation in the five ODI slated to held between November 1 and 14. And yes, we are now looking to host India for a three-Test series in August next year," a Sri Lankan official told PTI.

"The talks of the series are still in the preliminary stages, so it's too early to confirm it. But we are looking forward to host India," he added.

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