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12 September 2013.

Kent County Cricket Club have confirmed that they will host a one day fixture against Sri Lanka in May 2014, following the ECB’s announcement of the full itinerary for Sri Lanka’s tour of England next summer.

Ahead of next season’s One-Day series and NatWest T20 International, Kent and Essex will both host floodlit one-day matches against the tourists, with Sussex also due to host a T20 warm-up game.

Sri Lanka’s final tour match will be a four-day game against Northamptonshire in preparation for the two-match Investec Test series against England which will take place in June.

Kent Cricket’s CEO, Jamie Clifford commented on the news; “We very much look forward to welcoming Sri Lanka to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in May 2014 for this 50 over floodlit fixture. The allocation of this match to our 2014 schedule is extremely welcome and I am sure it will be well supported.”

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Sri Lanka itinerary – 2014

Fri 9 May                                            Sri Lanka arrive

Tue 13 May                                        50-over Tour Match  v Essex (D/N)   Chelmsford       

Fri 16 May                                          50-over Tour Match v Kent (D/N)      Canterbury     

Sun 18 May                                        T20 Tour Match v Sussex    BrightonandHoveJobs.com    County Ground                                                                                                             

Tue 20 May                                        NatWest T20 International (f)           Kia Oval

Thu 22 May                                       1st ODI (D/N)                                     Kia Oval               

Sun 25 May                                       2nd ODI                                            Emirates ICG Durham

Wed 28 May                                      3rd ODI (D/N)                                     Emirates Old Trafford

Sat 31 May                                        4th ODI                                             Lord’s   

Tue 3 June                                        5th ODI (D/N)                                    Edgbaston        

Thu 5-Sun 8 June                               4-day v Northamptonshire                 Northampton   

Thu 12 – Mon 16 June                      1st Investec Test Match                     Lord’s                

Fri 20 – Tue 24 June                         2nd Investec Test Match                    Headingley