SLC needs to clear out a few technical aspects of the tour before a decision can be made
Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan, which was widely expected to break the country’s Test deadlock, has been put on hold, according to Daily News as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) waits for government approval.
The report suggests that the SLC needs to clear out a few technical aspects of the tour before a decision can be made.
Sri Lanka have been presented with two options for the tour by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). These options are under consideration by the SLC officials.
The PCB has been vocal about their desire in bringing Test cricket back to the country after the devastating terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team in 2009. The PCB was successful in hosting limited-overs international cricket along with matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at home soil in recent years; however international teams have yet to tour the country for a Test fixture.
The expected tour of Sri Lanka, which has been scheduled for September and October, is a part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship and was widely regarded as a return of Test cricket Pakistan.
A security delegation from Sri Lanka visited Pakistan recently, in order to assess the security conditions of the country and was given a thorough briefing on the security that would be provided to the Sri Lanka team.
A decision on the tour is expected to be finalised by the SLC next week.