Venues named for three T20Is between the Kangaroos and Lions

Venues named for three T20Is between the Kangaroos and Lions

Venues named for three T20Is between the Kangaroos and Lions

Written by Staff Writer

08 Aug, 2016 | 8:30 pm

The Geelong Kardinia Park was confirmed as the 11th venue in Australia which is currently accredited to host international cricket.

Geelong, Melbourne and Adelaide have been named as the venues for three T20Is between Australia and Sri Lanka, to be held from February 17 to 22. The fixtures will all be played as double-headers, with the men’s games preceded by women’s T20Is between Australia and New Zealand.

Kardinia Park – known as Simonds Stadium for sponsorship reasons – will be the 21st ground in Australia to host international men’s cricket.

In order to meet ICC standards for the size of international venues, the pitch orientation at Kardinia Park has been altered to slightly off the square, for the traditional configuration at the ground meant some boundaries were too short. Cricket Australia’s chief executive officer James Sutherland said given the ground met requirements, he was pleased to take international cricket to Geelong.

As preparation for the T20I series, Sri Lanka will play the annual Prime Minister’s XI match as a T20 game on February 15 at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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