The second Take a look at of the continuing collection between hosts Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been shifted to Galle from the capital metropolis, Colombo, amidst the turmoil within the nation. The primary Take a look at between the 2 subcontinent sides commenced on sixteenth July, Saturday, in Galle.
The choice to maneuver the second Take a look at got here within the wake of current occasions within the island nation, which noticed protesters invade the residence of the previous President of the nation, ultimately resulting in his resignation. The Prime Minister of the nation is at the moment appearing because the interim President, whereas the nation decides on its subsequent President within the forthcoming days.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) introduced the change in venue for the second Take a look at on Sunday after session with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as it could assist in the graceful conduct of the continuing collection. The primary Take a look at is at the moment being performed in Galle, and the squads will stay on the venue for the second Take a look at as properly.
The primary Take a look at between the 2 sides is evenly poised after two days of play and followers may very well be in for an exciting early end within the collection opener. Pakistani skipper Babar Azam stole the present together with his magnificent Take a look at ton after Prabath Jayasuriya’s third consecutive five-wicket haul.
‘Lanka Premier League 2022 shall be postponed, with speedy impact’: SLC
The continuing disaster within the nation has compelled the SLC to postpone the Lanka Premier League because the rights holders of the event didn’t imagine it was the suitable time to carry the event within the nation. The third version of the event was on account of begin on the first of August, with the ultimate being performed on the twenty first of August.
“Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) needs to announce that the Lanka Premier League 2022, which was scheduled to be held from 1st to twenty first August 2022 shall be postponed, with speedy impact,” SLC stated in a press release on Sunday.
In one other main setback, Sri Lanka is most probably to overlook out on the possibility of internet hosting the Asia Cup later this yr, scheduled in August-September, with the UAE being the attainable new vacation spot for the event. Though the PCB had backed the island nation earlier, it appears a mere formality that Sri Lanka will lose out on internet hosting the event.