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BCCI confirms Sri Lanka tour for 5 ODIs, 3 Tests and two T20s in July 2017

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed to send its team to Sri Lanka in July-August this year. 


According to the sources in the BCCI, the two Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board officials- Honorary treasurer Shammi Silva and the CEO (Ashley de Silva) were in Mumbai last month and met the BCCI official (Dr M. V. Sreedhar: Operations) and finalized the tour.   


The tour dates and venues are not released by them but Team India will play 5 ODIs, 3 Test matches and two T20s on this tour it is learnt here. 


SLC board official/s may visit India again for signing the MoU.  


Meanwhile, it is also learnt that the Indian cricket board will continue to get more support in its fight against the proposed sharing system of the International Cricket Council (ICC). 


In the last ICC meeting in Dubai, only Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) supported the BCCI stand (Zimbabwe Cricket -ZC) didn't vote) , however, the equation may change in a few weeks time as the president of the SLC board president Thilanga Sumathipala has offered to extend his support in the BCCI crisis. 


"If the BCCI wants him to assist them he can handle it", a close confidant of Sumathipala, the Deputy Speaker, said from Colombo. 


"Sri Lanka is holding on to their stand in the April meeting too. Three other countries are speaking with Sri Lanka to follow the same line". 


"Diluting of members rights and privileges by offering Associates will not be supported by five members", the source further added. 


(Written by – Bipin Dani)

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