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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI rescheduled for Monday

The decision was taken mutually by both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in order to ensure the ground staff get an additional day to ensure the playing conditions are better after the first match was washed out due to rain on Friday

cricket Updated: Sep 28, 2019 11:52 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Karachi
Officials stand at the National Stadium after rain in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 27, 219. Heavy rain has delayed the start of the first one-day international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. An unusual spell of rain in the southern port city of Karachi during this time of the year left the cricket ground completely waterlogged on Friday.
Officials stand at the National Stadium after rain in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 27, 219. Heavy rain has delayed the start of the first one-day international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. An unusual spell of rain in the southern port city of Karachi during this time of the year left the cricket ground completely waterlogged on Friday. (AP)
         

The second ODI of the three-match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, will now be played on September 30 at the National Stadium in Karachi.

The decision was taken mutually by both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in order to ensure the ground staff get an additional day to ensure the playing conditions are better after the first match was washed out due to rain on Friday.

“This week’s unseasonal heavy rains have forced us to review the series schedule. I am thankful to Sri Lanka Cricket as well as our host broadcasters for agreeing to amend the match schedule to ensure there are no further abandonments due to rain in what is an important bilateral FTP series for Pakistan,” said PCB Director, International Cricket, Zakir Khan in an official statement.

The tickets sold for the first ODI, as well as for September 29 will be valid for both the second and the third ODI. Also, the ticket holders, who were unable to attend the game on the rescheduled day, will be refunded.

The first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was set to be the first in over 10 years that Karachi would have hosted an ODI match.

The last match was also played between the two teams on January 21, 2009. The 2009 match was played before the tour ended when the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

First Published: Sep 28, 2019 11:52 IST

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