Sri Lanka are set to tour the Caribbean following their home series against England in January. The Islanders will play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is against the West Indies in February-March 2021. The Test series will be part of the ICC World Test Championship and the series will be played for the Sobers-Tissera Trophy.
Sri Lanka are currently in South Africa for a two-match Test series, starting on December 26. It will be followed by two more Tests against England at home. The second Test of the series is scheduled to be played from January 22. Following the series, Sri Lanka will fly to the Caribbean for the full-fledged tour. West Indies, on the other hand, recently toured New Zealand and lost the T20I and the Test series.
Before touring New Zealand, West Indies had toured England too and had lost the Test series. The home series against Sri Lanka will be the first international match in the Caribbean since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March. India was the last international team to tour the Caribbean in September 2019. Since then West Indies has been involved in three Test series away from home.
“We have asked Cricket West Indies to send us their health guidelines and we are awaiting a response. Once we receive the guidelines we will definitely evaluate it and then take a call. We will have further discussions with them on the health part of it,” said Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva.
With regard to the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean, De Silva said: “We haven’t got any feedback from them regarding the pandemic and we haven’t heard very much about it.”