GALLE, Sri Lanka –The West Indies players are wearing black armbands during the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium in memory Steve Camacho, the former West Indies cricketer and administrator.
George Stephen Camacho was born on October 15, 1945 and died on October 2, 2015. During his playing career Camacho was a top order batsman who represented Guyana and West Indies in the 1960s and 70s. He played 11 Test matches.
After retirement from the game he became one of the leading administrators. He was manager of the West Indies team and later the first Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board.
The West Indies and Sri Lanka are scheduled to play two Test matches: at Galle International Stadium from October 14-18; the second Test at P Sara Oval in Colombo from October 22-26.
The winners will be awarded the Sobers/Tissera trophy in honour of West Indies icon Sir Garfield Sobers and Michael Tissera, the former Sri Lanka captain.
Jason Holder (Captain)
Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain)
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
Thu 8 to Sat 10: vs SLC President’s XI: Match drawn – Singhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Wed 14 to Sun 18: 1st Test – International Cricket Stadium, Galle
Thu 22 to Mon 26: 2nd Test – P. Sara Oval, Colombo
Thu 29: vs SLC President’s XI – Colts, Colombo
Sun 1: 1st ODI – Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (day/night)
Wed 4: 2nd ODI – Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (day/night)
Sat 7: 3rd ODI – International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele (day/night)
Mon 9: 1st T20 International – International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Thu 12: 2nd T20 International – Premadasa Stadium, Colombo