Pakistan-Afghanistan ODI sequence more likely to be cancellled as Sri Lanka imposes lockdown

KARACHI: The probabilities of the Pakistan-Afghanistan one-day worldwide (ODI) sequence scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka turned bleak after the host nation imposed a 10-day nationwide lockdown, nonetheless, the ultimate resolution on this regard is anticipated on Sunday (right now).

According to a report printed in Geo News, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had earlier provided the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to play the sequence in Pakistan however the ACB rejected the proposal.

The officers of the ACB had been of the view that the ODI sequence must be performed on a impartial venue. According to ACB’s plan, their gamers would arrive in Pakistan by highway and from there they might fly to Sri Lanka by way of Dubai.

Earlier, a PCB spokesperson had stated the ODI sequence between the 2 neighbouring nations was scheduled to happen in Sri Lanka from September three to 9.

The spokesperson had stated the board deliberate to start out the coaching camp for the sequence from August 21 to 28, however because the Afghan board has did not do its job thus far, PCB plans to carry on to the squad announcement and coaching camp.

“We do not want to incur additional expenses,” he had added. 

ODI sequence wouldn’t be affected by change of govt:  ACB CEO 

Earlier, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on August 18 had stated that the three-match ODI sequence in opposition to Pakistan can be performed as per schedule, The News reported.

In a press release, Afghanistan’s cricket board had stated that the ODI sequence in opposition to Pakistan wouldn’t be affected by the change of presidency within the nation.

“Taliban love cricket and they are supporting their team. Our ODI series against Pakistan will go as per schedule in Sri Lanka. After two days’ gap due to the current situation in the country, the training camp of the national team will resume tomorrow,” ACB CEO Hamid Shinwari had stated.

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