14 Jan 2009

India to play cricket series in Sri Lanka

5:33 pm on 14 January 2009

India will play five one-dayers and a Twenty20 international in Sri Lanka in the coming weeks to help recover lost revenue from cancelled events.

Indian Cricket board officials finalised the series after a meeting with their Sri Lankan counterparts in Colombo on Tuesday.

The Sri Lankan series comes after the Mumbai terror attacks forced the scrapping of this month's tour of Pakistan and the Indian board reported a revenue loss of around $25 million.