The Sri Lanka Women cricket team’s tour of Pakistan has hit a roadblock due to the change in the management at the PCB. The SL women team was scheduled to tour Pakistan for a three-match ODI series and a practice game.
However, due to a change in the personnel in the PCB management, the tour has been postponed. The SL women team will now tour Pakistan next year, as per the current plans. It has been understood that the tour is likely to be held before the 2022 World Cup. For the unversed, the upcoming tour would be Sri Lanka first international assignment since the T20 World Cup held in February-March last year.
According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, the sources have informed, that PCB is finding it hard to arrange a series on short notice, given the administrative changes the board is currently undergoing. Add to that, some of the Pakistan players were also not available for the series.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), for their part, are hopeful of the tour going ahead sometime before the World Cup, which is scheduled for March-April next year.
“These were ongoing discussions, but with the change in management, it seems that they’re finding it difficult to find a window for us,” SLC CEO Ashley De Silva told ESPNcricinfo. “We’re hopeful of doing it before the World Cup. If everything goes well, we will see if we can fit in before then.”
The tour was supposed to be crucial for both teams as it would form part of their preparations for the cricket World Cup global qualifier, which is set to start on November 21 in Zimbabwe.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka both are next scheduled to play in the ODI World Cup global qualifier, which is scheduled to start on 21st November in Zimbabwe.
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