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8th July 2008

Sri Lanka To Play at Riverside

David Collier, the ECB chief executive, said: ‘We are delighted that Sri Lanka will tour in the early part of next summer.

“The strong and close relationship which we built up during our recent winter tours to Sri Lanka allowed the ECB, at short notice, to be able to approach Sri Lanka and confirm their availability for the international matches in the early part of next summer.”

The full Sri Lanka itinerary:

April 21-23 v Leicestershire (Leicester)

April 25-27 v Essex (Chelmsford)

April 39- May 3 v England Lions (Derby)

May 7-11 1st npower Test match (Lord’s)

May 15-19 2nd npower Test match (Chester-le-Street)

May 21 v Somerset (Taunton)

May 24 1st NatWest Series ODI (Bristol)

May 27 2nd NatWest ODI (Edgbaston)

May 30 3rd NatWest Series ODI (Headingley Carnegie)