Scot­land to play Sri Lanka in May

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

Scot­land will play two warm-up matches against Sri Lanka in Kent in May. Beck­en­ham’s County Ground will host the 50-over matches on May 21 and 23 as Sri Lanka warm up for June’s ICC Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy, held in Eng­land and Wales.

The two sides last met at the 2015 World Cup, when Sri Lanka won by 148 runs in Ho­bart.”to secure two op­por­tu­ni­ties to play Sri Lanka is so valu­able for our team,” Head Coach Grant Brad­burn told Cricket Scot­land’s web­site.

Wher­ever we play in the world there are Scots who love cricket and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing them to Beck­en­ham for what we are sure will be two great oc­ca­sions

“Our na­tional team is des­per­ate to play as much qual­ity cricket as pos­si­ble to keep ad­vanc­ing and the grow­ing skills and depth across our whole Scot­land per­for­mance squads.

“De­spite th­ese games not be­ing of­fi­cial one-day in­ter­na­tion­als, we will treat them as if they are. Any chance to play a full mem­ber team is bril­liant for our de­vel­op­ment and we look for­ward to field­ing a side that re­sem­bles our strong­est pos­si­ble line-up.

“Wher­ever we play in the world there are Scots who love cricket and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing them to Beck­en­ham for what we are sure will be two great oc­ca­sions.”

The Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy will be held from June 1-18 and Sri Lanka will play India, Pak­istan and South Africa in Group ‘B’. (BBC)

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