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IND vs SL: Revised schedule for the home series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated today that the Paytm IND vs SL tour will be rescheduled.

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Pritha Ghosh
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Amidst all the IPL mega auction ruckus, A critical piece of information took its place. The Board of Control for Cricket in India stated today that the Paytm IND vs SL tour will be rescheduled.

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The two-Test series was initially slated to begin before the T20s. However, the BCCI reversed the decision in response to a request from Sri Lanka Cricket. According to the BCCI, "Sri Lanka will first play the T20I series comprising three matches followed by a two-match Test series, which will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship, 2021-23."

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Whilst the sequence of the formats has changed, the locations of the games have shifted as well. The first T20I of Sri Lanka's tour of India will now be staged in Lucknow, which had previously been picked to conduct the third and final T20I. Conversely, Dharamsala will stage the second and third T20Is, since Mohali has been ruled out for the smallest format.

Further modification in the venue is that the first Test will take place in Mohali on March 4. Also, it will be followed by the second and concluding IND vs Sl Test match in Bengaluru, which would be a day-night affair.

The revised schedule of IND vs SL series

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Sr. No. Day Date Match Venue
1 Thursday 24th February 1st T20I Lucknow
2 Saturday 26th February 2nd T20I Dharamsala
3 Sunday 27th February 3rd T20I Dharamsala
4 Friday 4th-8th March 1st Test Mohali
5 Saturday 12th -16th March 2nd Test (D/N) Bengaluru

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Source: India.com

However, the BCCI is anticipated to pick the Test captain after the schedule for the Sri Lanka series is released, a position that was left empty following Kohli's sudden departure a day after India dropped the Test series in South Africa.

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