Pakistan’s Underneath-19 tour of Sri Lanka known as off

Pakistan's Under-19 tour of Sri Lanka called off

Sri Lanka Cricket has known as off the Underneath-19 collection in opposition to Pakistan following serial blasts that left over 250 individuals lifeless in Colombo final week.

The Pakistan workforce was set to depart for Colombo on April 30, with the primary sport scheduled for Could three in Galle. As issues stand, the tour has been postponed indefinitely.

The PCB had been monitoring the scenario, and had saved the doorways open for the tour.

“The tour has been postponed indefinitely,” an SLC official confirmed to ESPNcricinfo. “It was a choice taken by SLC, as we did not need to take any possibilities.”

Zakir Khan, the PCB Director – Worldwide, mentioned in a launch: “The 2 boards are actually engaged on alternate choices, together with the opportunity of a collection previous to the Pakistan U19’s tour of South Africa in June. As quickly as these particulars are confirmed, the PCB will make a proper announcement.”

Pakistan Underneath-19 had been scheduled to play two four-day video games and three one-day matches on the tour, in Galle and Hambantota.

The squad led by Rohail Nazir has been coaching at a conditioning camp in Karachi over the past 5 days.

The Sri Lankan board, on Sunday*, said in a launch: “SLC is working with Pakistan Cricket Board on alternate choices and the brand new dates shall be notified; as soon as confirmed.”

The workforce’s subsequent project is a tour of South Africa in June-July, as a part of their build-up to subsequent 12 months’s Underneath-19 World Cup, additionally in South Africa. On the earlier version in New Zealand, Pakistan had been one of many shedding semi-finalists.

*four:48am GMT, April 28, 2019: Story up to date to incorporate SLC’s assertion