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West Indies face tri-series this summer

WINDIES: Chris Gayle and team mates celebrate the team's World Twenty20 success

WORLD TWENTY20 champions West Indies will face two sub-continent foe this summer. Darren Sammy's team will host a one-day international (ODIs) tri-series against India and Sri Lanka in Jamaica and Trinidad from June 28 to July 11.

It will substitute for Sri Lanka's limited-overs leg of their full tour of the Caribbean, which has been reshaped so that the cricketers from both countries can participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Sri Lanka were due to play two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20s in the West Indies. The Twenty20s have been done away with, and the two Tests will be held later at a later date, allowing the players to play the IPL between April 3 and May 26.

The tri-series comprises seven matches, with each team playing the other twice before a final. With Zimbabwe and Pakistan also scheduled to visit the West Indies next year, it will be the first time four international teams will tour the Caribbean in a year (excluding a world tournament).

The West Indies will be in buoyant mood having won the World T20 crown, against all odds, in October. A Marlon Samuels-inspired Windies beat hosts Sri Lanka to record an unexpected victory.

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