The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that England women will finish their ICC Women’s Championship campaign with a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in November.
All three fixtures will be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPICS) in Colombo, with the first match on Saturday 12th November. The other matches will be on Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th November.
England women are currently in third position in the ICC Women’s Championship on 19 points – which represents the qualification tournament for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England – with Sri Lanka lying in eighth.
Before the tour to Sri Lanka in November, England women play Stafanie Taylor’s West Indies side in the penultimate round of the ICC WC in Jamaica next month. West Indies currently sit in second place, just one point ahead of England in the table, meaning that the result from that series will have a significant bearing on the final qualification standings.
England Women’s Head Coach, Mark Robinson, said: “The tour to Sri Lanka will mark the end of the busiest ever year for the England women’s team and the conclusion of the ICC Women’s Championship. It will be another good test to mark how we are progressing as a squad, as we bid to overcome a passionate home team in the heat and humidity of Sri Lanka. As always, it will be a challenge that we will relish, as we keep building for the future and look ahead to the ICC Women’s World Cup on home soil next year.”
Prior to arriving in Colombo for the ODI series, England women will have a six-day training camp in Abu Dhabi from 1st to 7th November.