Pakistan are in a desperate look for a neutral place to host its ODI series against Australia after Sri Lanka backed out of hosting it.
“We are searching for other sites to host Australia,” Subhan Ahmed, the PCB’s chief operating officer, told Media. “We were in discussions to finalise Australia series in Sri Lanka but because of their Premier League which is to be organised in August directly clashing with our program, we have to see another place.”
The Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) will be played in Colombo and Pallekele from August 10 to 31 and will feature yet-to-be named world cricketers, as per the Sri Lankan board. The 24-match competition will take place a couple weeks before the World T20 opens in Sri Lanka on Sept 18.
The SLPL was scheduled to be held in July last year but was put off due to what the organisers said was the unavailability of India’s top players who were on a tour of England in that period.