Already on the back foot in this series, having lost the opening Test to the Windies in Port-of-Spain, Sri Lanka awoke to the news that they will have to do without former captain Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Gamage as they are now traveling back home for different reasons.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced that Sandals Resorts, the Caribbean brand and global leader in the luxury travel industry, has agreed a long-term contract to become the new principal partner and team sponsor of the WINDIES, following their support of last week’s Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge at Lord’s.
This follows the announcement by Digicel last week that it was dropping its sponsorship of West Indies cricket.
The new partnership is effective immediately and will cover all WINDIES teams from U-15s through to the WINDIES Men’s and Women’s teams.
The Hero Caribbean Premier League fixtures for the 2018 season have been announced.
The 34-match season will begin on 8 August with the final on 16 September 2018.
For the third successive year the tournament will return to the USA, with three matches taking place at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida.