Pakistan U-19 tour of Sri Lanka cancelled

first_imgPakistan U-19 tour of Sri Lanka cancelledThe U-19 tour scheduled to have two four-day matches and three ODIs has been cancelled following the serial blasts in Colombo.advertisement Asian News International New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 15:39 IST The Pakistan U-19 team was scheduled to take part in 2 four-day matches and 3 ODIs (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAt least 253 people were killed in serial blasts in Sri Lanka last weekThe Pakistan U-19 team was scheduled to take part in 2 four-day matches and 3 ODIsThe tour has been postponed indefenitely, SLC official saidSri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday called off the Under-19 series against Pakistan following the serial blasts that left over 253 people dead in Colombo last week.The Pakistan team was all set to leave for Colombo on April 30 and the first match was slated to be played on May 3 in Galle. Now, the tour has been postponed indefinitely.”The tour has been postponed indefinitely. It was a decision taken by SLC, as we didn’t want to take any chances,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted SLC official as saying.Pakistan U-19 team was scheduled to take part in two four-day matches and three ODIs on the Sri Lankan tour in Galle and Hambantota. Rohail Nazir-led Pakistan team has been training at a conditioning camp in Karachi over the last five days.Pakistan will next go to South Africa in June-July this year as a part of their build-up to next year’s U-19 World Cup in South Africa.On April 21, eight explosions rattled Sri Lankan cities of Colombo, Negombo, Kochchikede and Batticaloa as the Christian community celebrated Easter Sunday. At least 253 people were killed and over 500 others were injured in the serial blasts.Also Read | Dhoni, Jadeja pretty sick, both are unwell: CSK coach Stephen FlemingAlso Read | CSK missed MS Dhoni’s presence in run chase: Rohit Sharma after MI winAlso Watch | Getting better with age, looking forward to the World Cup: Chris Gayle to India TodayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Sri Lanka CricketFollow Under-19Follow PakistanFollow Sri Lanka bomb attacklast_img