Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India’s tour of Sri Lanka. This is Lavanya Lakshminarayanan and I will take you through the updates from the 1st T20I between the two sides in Dambulla on Thursday.
|UPDATE: MATCH STARTS AT 2PM IST|
1:30pm: Here’s a look at the squads of both nations
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Sri Lanka squad
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeevani, Oshadhi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Kaushani Nuthyangana, Sathya Sandeepani, Tharika Sewwandi.
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1:00pm Where can we watch this game – chaos for Indian fans as telecast confirmed on eve of first match
Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday announced that the limited-overs home series against India, beginning on Thursday, will be streamed live on the cricket board’s official YouTube channel and will be broadcast on Dialog 1.
After dilly-dally, late on Wednesday, it was announced that FanCode will stream the series for free in India.
There were no clarity until Wednesday evening on whether the cricket fans in India will be able to watch the tournament live on television as the SLC claimed that for overseas platforms, “discussions are still on”.
In the pre-match media interaction, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur hinted that some last moment arrangements were being made for the series to be broadcast.
Fancode will stream the matches of India’s Tour of Sri Lanka for Indian audiences. The streaming is free.
“As far I know, it is being broadcast live. I was informed today that there were some last-minute plans to ensure that it is broadcast,” Harmanpreet said.
Since 2017, only two series involving India have not had full broadcast – the first being the India tour of South Africa in 2018, which was broadcast partially, followed by the India tour of Sri Lanka in 2018.
The T20I series will be played in Dambulla from Thursday, followed by the ODI series, a part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25, in Pallekele between July 1 to 7.
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