Sri Lanka and West Indies were supposed to engage in a two-Test series next year in the island nation. However, the authorities involved have decided on the preponement, according to reports. Sri Lanka toured the West Indies in March this year and played two Tests. Both matches ended in a draw so the two sides will be eager to win the upcoming series.
While the West Indies is engaged in their Test series against Pakistan in which they are up 1-0 in Sabina Park, Jamaica, Sri Lanka won the last Test series they played against Bangladesh at home. It will give them some confidence while facing the West Indies side later this year.
Galle Likely Host For The Two-Test Series Between Sri Lanka And West Indies In November
This update of the Test series moving forward from 2022 to November of 2021 was reported by the cricket writer at The Island, Rex Clementine on Twitter.
“The good news is that there will be some Test cricket at home this year. The two Test series against West Indies scheduled for next year has been brought forward to November. SLC likely to play both Tests in Galle,” Clementine tweeted.
Sri Lanka Central Contracts To Run Till December 2021
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board had also announced that 18 players have signed the central contracts barring Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis. Also left out were Angelo Mathews, who is unavailable for selection, and Isuru Udana, who announced his retirement from international cricket.
“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that 18 players signed the national player contracts, which came into effect from 1st August 2021. The new contract will be for a five-month period and will end on the 31st December 2021. The players signed the contracts without any deviation from the contracts offered previously, which was formulated by Sri Lanka Cricket along with the Technical Advisory Committee,” an official statement read.
The 18 players who signed national player contracts are:
Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Suranga Lakmal, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Embuldeniya, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Ashen Bandara, Akila Dananjaya