What’s the story?
Sri Lanka will play host to a tri-series in March 2018, confirmed Sri Lanka Cricket Board’s chief, Thilanga Sumathipalasm, during a media interaction at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Wednesday.
In case you did not know
The series will be a part of Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence celebrations and will be played from March 15 to 31st 2018.
The heart of the matter
The other two teams featuring in the tournament will be India and Bangladesh. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and BCB President Nazmul Hassan were both present during today’s interaction.
The tournament will give all three teams the opportunity to check out their team combinations and try different things before the World Cup in 2019. It will also be a platform for youngsters to impress and cement a place in their respective sides.
Such tournaments are indeed needed to spread the game in the subcontinent and therefore the gesture from the Sri Lankan board is highly appreciated.