ODI series scrapped from Pakistan`s tour of Sri Lanka...

ODI series scrapped from Pakistan`s tour of Sri Lanka

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:50 PM, 9 May 2022  

ODI series scrapped from Pakistan`s tour of Sri Lanka; File Photo

ODI series scrapped from Pakistan`s tour of Sri Lanka; File Photo

The three one-day international (ODI) matches that were part of Pakistan's planned tour of Sri Lanka have been scrapped, it emerged on Monday.

Pakistan was originally slated to play two Tests and three ODIs when the men's team are to visit Sri Lanka in July.

However, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the ODIs had been scrapped at the request of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

He said that SLC had requested the board to drop the three ODIs so that they could begin the Lanka Premier League (LPL) earlier.

"The ODIs are not part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League and SLC is facing financial challenges, so the PCB accepted the request," the PCB official said.

He went on to say that the itinerary for the two Test matches was being worked out but said they would be played in the agreed upon window (July 5 to August 9).

The news comes as Sri Lanka is suffering from a worsening economic crisis. Months of blackouts and acute shortages of food, fuel and medicines have caused widespread suffering across the South Asian island, which is enduring its worst-ever economic downturn.

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