Sri Lanka to play ODIs against India after West Indies call off tour


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The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has accepted BCCI's invitation to play five ODIs with India. The ODIs will be held from November 1 to 15.

"In principle we have agreed to accept India's invitation to play five one-day internationals," Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga confirmed on Friday to ESPNCricinfo.

"Initially India wanted us to play a T20 international as well but we decided that with the World Cup only a few months away playing five ODIs would be beneficial to both teams," he said.

The West Indies decided to end the tour after the 4th ODI in Dharamsala and will not play the remaining fifth ODI, one-off T20 and three-Test series.

The BCCI has expressed shocked and disappointed at the WICB's decision to cut short the ongoing tour. The board also said it would sue the WICB.

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