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SRI LANKA: Tourists to head to Hove for T20 match


The ECB today announced the full itinerary including tour matches for Sri Lanka’s tour of England next summer, which includes a T20 match against Sussex at The County Ground, Hove, on Sunday 18th May 2014.

Ahead of next season’s NatWest T20 International against England at the Kia Oval, the tourists will head to Hove in this T20 warm-up game.

Following on from the success of the Australia game here at Hove this season, Sussex will again be looking forward to a big crowd and welcoming international stars who are looking to fully prepare before they take on England.

Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket Zac Toumazi said, “We’re delighted to be awarded this T20 match against Sri Lanka. There was a real buzz around the ground this season when we hosted the Australians and we’ll be looking forward to another great atmosphere for this match.

“It’ll be vital preparation for the tourists before their T20 match with England whilst it’ll be an extra home T20 for our players and for the supporters in Sussex to enjoy”.

Start time and ticket details for the match will follow over the closed season.

Sri Lanka Itinerary – 2014

Fri 9 May Sri Lanka arrive
Tue 13 May 50-over Tour Match v Essex (D/N) Chelmsford
Fri 16 May 50-over Tour Match v Kent (D/N) Canterbury
Sun 18 May T20 Tour Match v Sussex The County Ground, Hove
Tue 20 May NatWest T20 International (Floodlit) Kia Oval
Thu 22 May 1st ODI (D/N) Kia Oval
Sun 25 May 2nd ODI Emirates ICG Durham
Wed 28 May 3rd ODI (D/N) Emirates Old Trafford
Sat 31 May 4th ODI Lord’s
Tue 3 June 5th ODI (D/N) Edgbaston
Thu 5-Sun 8 June 4-day v Northamptonshire Northampton
Thu 12 – Mon 16 June 1st Investec Test Match Lord’s
Fri 20 – Tue 24 June 2nd Investec Test Match Headingley

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