Monday, January 26, 2009

Indian cricket team arrives in Colombo for ODI series

Colombo, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian cricket team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrived in Colombo Monday to play a five-match one-day series, beginning Wednesday in Dambulla.
According to the rescheduled tournament itinerary, only the first one-day international (ODI) will be played at Dambulla Rangiri stadium while the remaining games will be held in Colombo, Jan 30, Feb 2, 5 and 8.
The teams are scheduled to leave for Dambulla Tuesday.
The only Twenty20 international will be played in Colombo Feb 10 and three more ODIs will be played under lights at R. Premadasa Stadium, while the fifth one-dayer will be a day game at the Sinhalese Sports Club, also in Colombo.
The series was hastily scheduled after India cancelled its tour to Pakistan in January-February following the Mumbai terror attacks.
Sri Lanka, which is boosted by its two emphatic back-to-back wins over Pakistan last week, will fly back to Pakistan in February to play two Tests after hosting India.

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