India U19 team’s Sri Lanka tour schedule announced

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Colombo, June 8 (IANS) The Indian Under-19 team will play a couple of four-day games and five one-dayers during a month-long tour of Sri Lanka that gets underway next month, it was announced on Friday.

India will arrive in Colombo on July 10 and will play a two-day warm-up game at Nondescripts Cricket Club grounds here on July 12-13.

The first four-day game will be played at Chilaw Marians Ground in Katunayake from July 16-19 followed by the second game (July 23-26) in Hambantota at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium.

All eyes will be on Arjun Tendulkar, son of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, who has been named in the squad for the four-dayers.

The ODI series will get underway with a game on July 29 at P. Sara Oval followed by the next two games at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground on August 1 and 4 respectively. The final two one-dayers (August 6 and 9) will take place at De Soysa Stadium, Moratuwa.

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had earlier this week announced former Test captain Hashan Tillakaratne as the new coach of the Under-19 side on a two-year contract. He takes over from another Sri Lankan great Roy Dias.

–IANS

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