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Bangladesh to play 100th Test in Sri Lanka

18 February 2017, 7:31:20

Sports Desk:Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have declared the itinerary of the Bangladesh cricket team's tour of Sri Lanka, which will start with a two-day warm-up match on March 2 and lead into two Tests, three ODIs, and two T20Is, according to a BCB press release.

The first Test against Sri Lanka will take place from 7th March in Galle. The second Test, slated to begin at the P Sara Oval in Colombo on March 15, will also be Bangladesh's 100th Test match.

There will then be a one-day warm-up match in Colombo on March 22, followed by the first two ODIs n Dambulla on March 25 and 28, before the last ODI takes place in Colombo on April 1. The two T20Is will be taken place in Colombo on April 4 and April 6.

The Tigers will begin a fitness camp in Mirpur on February 24, and are scheduled to leave for Colombo on February 27.

The national selectors are expected to declare the Test squad by February 22. Besides selecting the national team, the selectors are also busy finalising the squad for the Emerging Cup Cricket tournament which will be held in Bangladesh from March 15. Under-23 teams from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, UAE, Nepal, Afghanistan and Hong Kong will take part with each team allowed a maximum of four national players.

Tour Schedule:

March 2-3: Two-day warm-up match, Moratuwa Cricket Stadium

March 7-11: First Test, Galle International Stadium

March 15-19: Second Test, P Sara International Stadium

March 22: One-day warm-up match, Colombo

March 25: First ODI, Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium (D/N)

March 28: Second ODI, Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium (D/N)

April 1: Third ODI, Sinhalese Sports Club

April 4: First T20I, R Premadasa International Stadium

April 6: Second T20I, R Premadasa International Stadium

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