Published: 00:00, 13 April 2021
| Updated: 23:27, 13 April 2021
Kent Spitfires’ one-day match against Sri Lanka in June has been cancelled.
The Sri Lankan cricket board have decided to cancel their scheduled men’s tour matches against first-class counties.
Kent were hoping to play the tourists on Friday, June 18. Sri Lanka were also due to play at Sussex two days later.
ECB chief exec Tom Harrison, said: “We are looking forward to staging a memorable summer of men’s and women’s international cricket when fans are set to return to venues.
“Ensuring the safest possible environment for international cricket is our first priority and we are appreciative for the understanding of our fellow boards.”
India, New Zealand and Pakistan have also now decided to play intra-squad matches instead of tour matches ahead of their series against England.
Kent announced this week a change of venue for their final County Championship home match of the season. Their match against Sussex on July 11-14 will now move to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, and will replace the match against Northamptonshire as the 169th Canterbury Cricket Week.