Pakistan go on tour to Sri Lanka for a series of two Tests.© AFP
The Pakistan Cricket Board assured its Sri Lankan counterparts that it did not hesitate to tour the country for a series of two Tests at the end of 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 problems touring the country for the Test series,” said a PCB official. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is facing problems due to the current uncertain political and economic situation prevailing in the country with daily violent protests on the street against the government.
Cricket Australia who will send his team to Sri Lanka before Pakistan said it is monitoring the situation and will make a final decision based on it.
But the PCB official said it was the call of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board and Pakistan would just follow their path.
Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis with only 12 hours of electricity being supplied to the locals who are facing a severe fuel shortage.
“We have a very strong relationship with the Sri Lankan Council, the two countries have always supported each other in difficult situations,” the official said.
He added that Pakistan would not refuse to play the series in July and August.
“Whatever decision the SLC deems best, we will accept that it plays out in Sri Lanka or even in a neutral place,” he said.
Pakistan would also play three one-day matches on the tour, but the SLC has asked the PCB to abandon the white ball matches as they wanted to start their Lanka Premier League with a week earlier.
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