The Lanka Premier League was on Sunday postponed indefinitely as a result of ongoing “financial state of affairs” in Sri Lanka. The T20 League was scheduled to be held from August 1 to 21. Sri Lanka is presently grappling with monumental monetary disaster and civil unrest for weeks. Nonetheless, the state of affairs worsened with president Gotabaya Rajapaksa fleeing the nation on a army jet.
“This determination was taken by the SLC, following a request made by the Revolutionary Manufacturing Group FZE (IPG), the Rights Holder of the match, which cited the present ‘financial state of affairs,’ within the nation, as not conducive to internet hosting the match,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stated in an announcement.
The board didn’t instantly announce when the postponed league would happen. Regardless of the disaster, Sri Lanka had efficiently hosted Australia for a month-long sequence that ended final week.
At the moment, Sri Lanka are internet hosting Pakistan at residence for a two-Take a look at sequence.
Retaining in view the disaster, the Asia Cup, which was to be held in Sri Lanka in September, can also be prone to be held within the UAE owing to the political unrest within the island nation.
Second Take a look at Shifted
Sri Lanka on Sunday moved the second Take a look at towards Pakistan from Colombo to Galle attributable to political unrest within the island nation that pressured its president to resign. The Galle Worldwide Stadium will host its fourth straight Take a look at prior to now few weeks after the 2 Australia matches and the continued Pakistan opener.
“SLC arrived at this determination so as to ease out the logistical challenges confronted by our stakeholders in finishing up tour associated operations, as a result of prevailing state of affairs within the nation,” Sri Lanka Cricket stated in an announcement.
The capital has been engulfed by protests over Sri Lanka’s worst-ever financial disaster, which has pressured its 22 million individuals to endure shortages of meals, gasoline and medicines since late final yr.
Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his palace shortly earlier than demonstrators invaded it final weekend and on Thursday resigned from the presidency.
The second and closing Take a look at begins July 24.
With AFP inputs
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