Sri Lanka Government Imposed a 10-day Lockdown in the Country Before AFG vs PAK Series 2021
The Sri Lanka government has imposed a 10-day lockdown across the country to reduce the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. This has once again raised concerns about the Pakistan-Afghanistan series. A decision on the series will come soon.
The series was scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates on a pre-arranged schedule. However, the venue has been shifted to Sri Lanka as the venue of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and T20 World Cup is the UAE. Although the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) offered to host the series at home, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) did not respond.
The ACB refused to play on Pakistani soil as the two boards agreed to hold the series at a neutral venue in Sri Lanka. The series will be held on September 3-9 this year. The Sri Lankan government has declared a lockdown in the country. The future of the series is uncertain. All preparations have already been made to send the team to Sri Lanka. ACB chief executive Hamid Shenwari said the team would be sent in the next few days.
In this regard, Hamid Shenwari said, ‘We hope the team will leave in the next four days. We have discussed this with both PCB and Sri Lanka Cricket and they are aware of this. Thanks to SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket Board) for hosting us. They are really generous. ‘
Air traffic is being disrupted due to ongoing unrest across Afghanistan. The ACB chief executive said the Afghan team would leave the country as soon as the flight started. In-country cricketers are training in Kabul ahead of the Pakistan series.
Hamid Shenwari said, “The team is preparing for the series on Sri Lankan soil. The team will leave for Sri Lanka as soon as the flight is received. The whole team is practicing in Kabul.