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Australia will host Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 international at Geelongs Kardinia Park in February, after the ground was confirmed as the 11th venue in Australia currently accredited to host international cricket. Air Max Scontate Online .Geelong, Melbourne and Adelaide have been named as the venues for three T20Is between Australia and Sri Lanka, to be held from February 17 to 22. The fixtures will all be played as double-headers, with the mens games preceded by womens T20Is between Australia and New Zealand.The decision to take international cricket involving Australia beyond the state and territory capitals is almost unprecedented. Test matches against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Cairns during the southern winters of 2003 and 2004 are the only other occasions when Australia have played official international matches outside the capital cities.Regional venues were used for some neutral games during the 1992 World Cup, while Launceston, Devonport and Townsville have also hosted official international matches that did not involve Australia. Kardinia Park - known as Simonds Stadium for sponsorship reasons - will be the 21st ground in Australia to host international mens cricket.Kardinia Park had a taste of elite cricket last summer when the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades played a warm-up match there ahead of the BBL campaign. That game was followed a week later by West Indies playing a two-day practice match there against a Victoria XI ahead of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.In order to meet ICC standards for the size of international venues, the pitch orientation at Kardinia Park has been altered to slightly off the square, for the traditional configuration at the ground meant some boundaries were too short. Cricket Australias chief executive officer James Sutherland said given the ground met requirements, he was pleased to take international cricket to Geelong.Were committed to taking the game to as many parts of the country as possible and we continue to work with regional areas around Australia on how we can make this happen, Sutherland said. Geelong proved its capability to host cricket last summer with a successful BBL exhibition match between the Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades attracting more than 10,000 people.Were really looking forward to the people of the Geelong region and beyond packing out the stadium and supporting the womens and mens national sides.Despite the off-field facilities at Kardinia Park being of high quality and the dimensions meeting international standards, the prospects of the venue being used as a second first-class ground for Victoria appear limited. Tony Dodemaide, the Cricket Victoria CEO, said the cost of installing drop-in pitches and preparing the multi-sport ground (home of AFL team the Geelong Cats) for cricket was more feasible for international games.As preparation for the T20I series, Sri Lanka will play the annual Prime Ministers XI match as a T20 game on February 15 at Manuka Oval in Canberra.Cricket Australia has also announced that an agreement has been reached for Adelaide Oval to host an international cricket fixture on Australia Day every summer for the next five years. For some years the tradition was to hold a match in Adelaide on January 26, but in recent summers such a fixture had not always eventuated.Weve been working closely with the South Australian Government and SACA to secure marquee matches in the state long term and wed like to thank both parties for their support, Sutherland said. Were pleased to be able to announce today that Adelaide Oval will host an International Australia Day cricket fixture for the next five years. Scarpe Nike Air Max Outlet . - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise. Air Max Outlet Online Italia . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. LAS VEGAS -- As he watched his teams future compete for a summer league title, new Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau was still waiting for an answer as to whether one of the last links to the franchises past will still be a part of the team next season.We just have to give him time, Thibodeau told ESPN Monday night when asked about the future of Wolves star Kevin Garnett.With the recent retirements of future Hall of Famers Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan, questions about Garnetts future were reignited by comments made by Wolves owner Glen Taylor last week.I just asked him, Kevin, what are you going to do? His answer was, Id really like to play next year cuz Id like to go out knowing we got into the playoffs, Taylor told, regarding a conversation he had with Garnett last month. Then he said, I dont know if I can.I asked him, What does that mean? And he said, I dont know.So I asked the question, but I didnt get an answer that helped me. Yes, theoretically, hed like to play. Buut he has some doubts of his knees holding up. Nike Air Max Offerta. I believe he told me exactly the truth.Wolves second-year center?Karl-Anthony Towns?said hes stayed in touch with Garnett throughout the offseason and believes that he does want to continue playing but hasnt weighed everything out yet.I talk to him a lot, Towns told I dont know [what hes going to do]. Hes earned that respect to choose whenever he chooses to place his shoes up. Hes like a brother to me. If he laces them up again, well be great. If he closes them up and doesnt wear them again, he deserves [to make that choice].Were all waiting anxiously. Only God and KG know what they want to do.Garnett, who turned 40 in May, is under contract for one more season, during which hes slated to earn $8 million. He started 38 games last season but averaged only 14.6 minutes and 3.2 points per game. 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