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Pakistan To Go Ahead With Tour Of Sri Lanka, Says Board

Pakistan are set to tour Sri Lanka for a two-Test sequence.© AFP

The Pakistan Cricket Board has assured its Sri Lankan counterparts that it had no hesitation touring the nation for a two-Test sequence in late July-August, regardless of the continuing unrest within the island nation. “We are always ready to support Sri Lanka Cricket even in difficult times and we have no issues touring the country for the test series,” a PCB official stated. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is dealing with issues as a result of present unsure political and financial state of affairs prevailing within the nation with every day violent protests on the streets in opposition to the federal government.

Cricket Australia which is to ship its crew to Sri Lanka earlier than Pakistan has stated it’s monitoring the state of affairs and can take a ultimate resolution primarily based on it.

But the PCB official stated that it was the decision of the Sri Lankan cricket board and Pakistan would simply comply with their path.

Sri Lanka is dealing with its worst financial disaster with solely 12 hours of electrical energy being supplied to the locals who’re dealing with extreme gas scarcity.

“We have a very strong relationship with the Sri Lankan Board, the two countries have always supported each other in difficult situations,” the official stated.

He added that Pakistan wouldn’t refuse to play the sequence in July and August.

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“Whatever decision the SLC deems best we will accept it playing in Sri Lanka or even at a neutral venue,” he stated.

Pakistan was additionally attributable to play three ODIs on the tour however the SLC requested the PCB to drop the white ball matches as they wished to begin their Lanka Premier League earlier by per week.

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