Saturday, September 14, 2019

Pakistan-Sri Lanka series will not be played on neutral venue.

Pakistan-Sri Lanka series will not be played on neutral venue:


Pakistan-Sri Lanka series will not be played on neutral venue. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it clear that at the end of this month

PCB Board


Sri Lanka's visit to Pakistan was completely fixed, but then the Prime Minister's Office of Sri Lanka was informed of a possible terrorist attack on his team. Subsequently, Sri Lanka Cricket stated that it would have to reassess its plan for the Pakistan round.

Pakistan is closely monitoring this situation, but there is no question of making the series at a neutral venue. The PCB believes that if the series is played at a neutral venue, their plans to resume international cricket in Pakistan will be jeopardized.

The board also believes that doing so will make it difficult for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to invite foreign players to Pakistan. Sri Lanka have to play a series of three ODIs and T20 matches between September 27 and October 9 in Pakistan.

Earlier, 10 Sri Lankan players refused to visit Pakistan. Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Tisara Perera, Akila Dhananjay, Dhananjay DeSilva, Kushal Perera and Niroshan Dikwela have separated themselves from the tour. Lahiru Thirimane will lead the ODI while Dasun Shanaka will captain Sri Lanka in the T20.
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