Pakistan will go ahead with Sri Lanka tour: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board has assured its Sri Lankan counterparts that it had no hesitation to tour the country for a two-Test series in late July-August despite the ongoing unrest in the island nation.
“We are always ready to support Sri Lanka Cricket even in difficult times and we have no problem touring the country for the Test series,” a PCB official said.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is facing problems due to the current precarious political and economic situation in the country with daily violent protests on the streets against the government.
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Cricket Australia, which has to send its team to Sri Lanka before Pakistan, has said that it is monitoring the situation and will take a final decision based on that.
But the PCB official said that it was the call of Sri Lankan cricket and Pakistan would just follow the path shown by them.
Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis, with only 12 hours of electricity available to locals facing severe fuel shortages.
“We have a very strong relationship with the Sri Lankan Board, both countries have always supported each other in difficult situations,” the official said.
He said that Pakistan will not rule out playing series in July and August.
“We will accept whatever decision the SLC feels best to play in Sri Lanka or even at a neutral venue,” he added.
Pakistan were also scheduled to play three ODIs on the tour, but the SLC requested the PCB to skip the white-ball matches as they wanted to start their Lanka Premier League a week earlier.
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