Cuttack to host first one-dayer

 Cuttack will host the opening match of the hastily-arranged ODI series between India and Sri Lanka on November 2 after the West Indies’ stunning pullout over a pay dispute.

According to ‘ESPNCricinfo’, the schedule of the series has been released by Sri Lanka Cricket and Ranchi will host the fifth and final ODI on November 16.

“Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Kolkata will host the second, third and fourth ODIs on November 6, 9 and 13. The Sri Lanka team will begin the tour in Mumbai on October 30 with a practice game against India A at Brabourne Stadium. They will be back in Colombo on November 18,” the website reported. Sri Lanka are filling in for the West Indies after the Caribbeans pulled out owing to a pay dispute with their Board. 

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