Asia Cup Cricket 2022 – SriLanka Cricket Emergency Meeting: SriLanka Cricket Board (SLC) has called for an emergency Executive meeting today. After fresh round of violence broke out in the country on Monday, SLC officials have started admitting that to host Asia Cup & Australia tour of SriLanka looks difficult. A residence of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was set on fire on Monday as protests against the government intensified: Follow Asia Cup Cricket LIVE Updates with SportsKia.com.
It is being expected that SLC themselves will agree to the suggestions of shifting Asia Cup to Dubai. Though Asian Cricket Council President and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has already declared that the final call on venue of Asia Cup will be taken on the sidelines of IPL 2022 Finals in Ahmedabad.
SriLanka Cricket Emergency Meeting – SLC Executive Committee will meet today in Colombo. According to reports in local media, they will discuss the formalities of hosting the tournament in Dubai.
The discussion on Australia tour is also on agenda according to the informed sources. The tour starts from 7 June. But the fresh round of violence and instability in the country has put everything in doubt.
“Cricket Australia has already given us go ahead. We are confident that tour will go ahead. Obviously Monday’s violence has again put some question marks but we are still confident that tour will go ahead”, said a source in Sri Lanka Cricket.
Meanwhile SLC has scrapped the three ODI match series against Pakistan. The series was scheduled during their tour to Sri Lanka in July. Now only the two Tests which are part of the ICC World Test Championship will be played. The tour dates are yet to be finalised.
Sri Lanka CRICKET Itineary in Jeopardy?
- Australia Tour of Sri Lanka: Starts 7th June, 2 Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is
- Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka: In June-July Pakistan will play two Tests.
- Lanka Premier League in August and the
- Asia Cup T20 Cricket 2022 in September.
Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence set on fire: A residence of Sri Lankan PM, based in the northern city of Kurunagala, was set on fire as protests against the government intensified, reports said on May 9.
The burning of Rajapaksa’s Kurunagala-based house was reported hours after the 76-year-old embattled prime minister submitted his resignation.
Update: PM Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence in Kurunagala set on fire. pic.twitter.com/LaHOKztt27
— DailyMirror (@Dailymirror_SL) May 9, 2022
His decision to step down comes amid a raging agitation over the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, which has pushed the island nation to the brink of collapse.
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