Pakistan and Sri Lanka ODI Series 2022 Got Cancelled
The current situation in the island nation of Sri Lanka has begun to have an impact on the country’s cricket as well. As a result, Sri Lanka will play only a two-match Test series against the Pakistan men’s team, and the three-match ODI series 2022, which is not part of the ICC World Cup Super League, has been cancelled.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the cancellation of the ODI series in one of Pakistan’s top media outlets. They said that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had requested the PCB to cancel the ODI series. Because they are planning to host the Lanka Premier League (LPL) one week ahead of schedule.
In this regard, PCB Media Director Sami-ul-Hasan Barney said, “The Sri Lankan board wants to start their league a week earlier to reduce the fiscal deficit. So they asked us to cancel the ODI series, which was accepted by us. ‘
‘Since the ODI series matches were not part of the World Cup Super League, we did not object. The final schedule of the series is still being discussed and will be announced soon. – Barney added.
On the other hand, the future of international cricket in Sri Lanka depends on the tour of Australia. Holding the Asia Cup in August / September would also be threatened if Ajira did not tell the island nation. Cricket Australia (CA) is reviewing the situation and will make a final decision soon.
Sri Lanka is currently suffering from a severe economic and political crisis. Which has increased instability among the people. Locals have protested against the government for providing only 12 hours of electricity. Due to the power crisis in the country, day and night matches are uncertain. That is why SLC will use its own generator.
Meanwhile, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and the BCCI have already expressed concern over the situation in Sri Lanka. At the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL), it will be decided whether the event will be held in Sri Lanka or not. In the meantime, the UAE has been chosen as the alternative venue.