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When the two-test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was scheduled for July of this year, ODI games were initially discussed by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) but according to a media report, this plan is now expected to be dropped due to unforeseen circumstances.
The SLC is preparing to announce the schedule for the two-test series, which is a part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship.
Pakistan’s participation in the Asia Cup is also in jeopardy as a result of Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary and ACC chairman, making it clear to the other nations that they will not accept the PCB’s proposed “hybrid model.” Shah recently brought up the subject with the leaders of the member countries and suggested that the tournament be held in a single location, specifically Sri Lanka.
PCB had proposed a hybrid model, under which the initial four matches of the group stage in the primary phase of the tournament shall be played in Pakistan. Moreover, the next phase, including matches of India and finals, is to be played at a neutral venue. In that scenario, Pakistan will play their group stage match against Nepal on home ground. Likewise, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan will also be playing their pool matches in Pakistan. The PCB had designated Dubai as a favored neutral location within a hybrid framework.
According to a report in Telegraph India, Pakistan will be informed during the next executive board meeting of the ACC that all other participating nations have agreed to play in Sri Lanka.