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SL, Pak and Ind to play 'A' team series

June 27, 2003 10:46 IST

Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India will compete in a new annual A team triangular tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka announced on Thursday.

The seven-match event will rotate between the three countries during the next three years, with the first to be held in Sri Lanka from August 15-22.

The tournament forms part of an intensified schedule for Sri Lanka's A team, which also includes 14 planned tours from September 2003 to February 2005.

"This comprehensive format will provide valuable experience and enable the BCCSL to identify potential national cricketers," the BCCSL said in a statement.

Emerging Trophy schedule:

15 August 2003 - Pakistan v Sri Lanka

16 August 2003 - India v Sri Lanka

17 August 2003 - India v Pakistan

18 August 2003 - Pakistan v Sri Lanka

19 August 2003 - India v Sri Lanka

20 August 2003 - India v Pakistan

22 August 2003 - Final

Sri Lanka A tour schedule:

September/October 2003 - South Africa (away)

November/December 2003 - India (away)

January/February 2003 - Zimbabwe (away)

March/April 2004 - New Zealand (away)

April/May 2004 - South Africa (home)

June/July/August 2004 - England (away)

August 2004 - New Zealand (home)

November/December 2004 - Australia (away)

December 2004 - West Indies (home)

January 2005 - Australia (home)

January/February 2005 - West Indies (away)

March 2005 - Zimbabwe (home)

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