India to play triangular tournament in Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI, June 27, 2009 (AFP) – India will play a triangular one-day international tournament in Sri Lanka in September with New Zealand as the third team, the country’s cricket board said on Saturday. The teams will play each other once with the top two advancing to the final, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.

“A total of four matches will be played during the short tour,” it said adding that the itinerary will be announced shortly.

The Indian team is currently playing in a four-match one-day international series in the West Indies after an early exit from the World Twenty20 in England.

The biennial Champions Trophy, to be hosted by South Africa and involving the top eight teams, is also scheduled for September.