Cricket: Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka – dates set for July, August encounters

Cricket: Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka – dates set for July, August encounters

Cricket: Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka – dates set for July, August encounters

Written by Staff Writer

06 Apr, 2016 | 5:55 pm

The Qantas Tour of Sri Lanka will witness Australia travel to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean for the first time since 2011, in a series of three Test matches followed by five ODIs and two T20 Internationals.

The first Test will be played in Kandy from July 26-30 , followed by the second Test in Galle from August 4-8. The third Test match will be from August 13-17 and will be played in Colombo.

CATO (Cricket Australia Travel Office) which is the main organiser of the tour will include access to exclusive events with members of the team as a part of their Fully Escorted Touring Programmes. The first tour will incorporate the first Test in Kandy and second Test in Galle along with the opportunity to extend the exotic allure of the country.

There is also an opportunity to extend to a Fully Escorted Tour and enjoy the third Test in Colombo, which includes a visit to the world renowned Yala National Park.

Dates for Australia’s Tour of Sri Lanka are as follows:

Date

March

Location

26 – 30 July 2016 1st Test Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
4 – 8 August 2016 2nd Test Galle International Cricket Stadium,
13 – 17 August 2016 3rd Test Sinhalese Sport Club, Colombo
21 August 2016 1st ODI R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo
28 August 2016 3rd ODI Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
31 August 2016 4th ODI Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
4 September 2016 5th ODI Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
6 September 2016 1st T20 Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
9 September 2016 2nd T20 R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo

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