Sri Lanka to tour India later this year

Angelo Mathews

Following Sri Lanka's humiliating defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe on Monday, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has put down his papers as the skipper of all three formats of the game. "In addition to this, advertisers are also aware of the visibility that is ensured through the duration of the tournament, giving brands a wider reach", Rajesh Kaul, President, Distribution and Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India said in a statement.

This announcement from Mathews comes after Sri Lanka's shocking 2-3 ODI series loss to zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe, ranked 11th in the world, had never beaten Sri Lanka before this series and their triumph was all the sweeter after losing previous encounters with Scotland and Afghanistan. "It's one of the lowest points in my career, and a hard one to swallow". Angelo was quoted as saying "Everything went against us, from the toss to misreading the wicket". But there are no excuses. At the end of the day we were not good enough to beat them. Though Sri Lanka have been modest in limited-overs cricket through the latter half of his tenure, they have, on his watch, tasted rare success in the Test format. "They played better cricket", he added. It was only recently that Graham Ford stepped down as Sri Lankan head coach after Sri Lanka's performance in the ICC Champions Trophy in England.


Though the tour schedule is yet to be finalised, an SLC official says, it will probably be after Sri Sri Lanka's tour of UAE to play Pakistan starting from October 17.

Sri Lanka have a last chance to prove themselves as they face Zimbabwe in a one-off Test match on Friday, July 14.

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