[caption id="attachment_689902" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Chris-Broad.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-689902" alt="Chris Broad Getty Images (file photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Chris-Broad.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Chris Broad Getty Images (file photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/nidahas-tri-series-2018-200866/">Nidahas Trophy 2018</a> T20I tournament between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/">Sri Lanka</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/">Bangladesh</a> is all set to start March 6. The tournament is being played to celebrate 70 years of Sri Lanka's Independence. A total of 7 matches will be played with each team facing their opponents twice and a final. According to reports in <em>Daily Observer, </em><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-broad/">Chris Broad</a> has been appointed the match referee for the tournament. Broad so far officiated in 461 international matches - 93 Tests, 294 ODIs and 74 T20Is. The on-field and TV umpires for the tournament will be Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Ranmore Martinez and Ravindra Wimalasiri. <p></p> <p></p>All the matches are scheduled to be played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The opening match will be played between Sri Lanka and India. India have rested<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/"> Virat Kohli</a>, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/bhuvneshwar-kumar/">Bhuvneshwar Kumar</a> and Hardik Pandya for the series. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rohit-sharma/">Rohit Sharma</a> will lead the side with Shikhar Dhawan vice-captain.