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Ahmed_B
March 1, 2006, 09:40 AM
See what SL's ODI loss to BD did to them..... :)

Sri Lanka running out of time to avoid preliminary round of ICC Champions Trophy
Brian Murgatroyd
February 26, 2006

Sri Lanka's failure to win all three ODIs in their series against Bangladesh means they are now well and truly running out of time to avoid playing in the preliminary round of this year's ICC Champions Trophy in India.

A 2-1 series success against Habibul Bashar's side secured some silverware but it did not earn Sri Lanka enough rating points to move above England and into the top six positions in the LG ICC ODI Championship table.

They now have just three more matches, against Pakistan next month, to achieve that placing and if they cannot then they will play off against the other sides in the bottom four positions of the table for the right to take part in the second round of the tournament.*

But while the three matches in Bangladesh were not an unqualified success for Sri Lanka from a team perspective, there was still some individual success for them to savour as Kumar Sangakkara has surged into third place in the LG ICC ODI batting rankings.

Full Story: ICC (http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc-odi/content/story/238798.html)

sadi
March 1, 2006, 09:59 AM
haha...... lets see if we can get Aus to play the qualifying round next... just kidding :lol:

Tigers_eye
March 1, 2006, 10:54 AM
Luckily England's ODIs are after the tests against India. other wise they would have dethroned SL from the 7th place. I think only 1st two ODI's of the series will be counted.