The second Test match of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka two-match Test series has been shifted from Colombo to Galle due to the political unrest in the host nation. Initially, Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium, but now will be played at Galle International Stadium.
Sri Lanka’s current political and economic situation is getting under no control. Despite all the circumstances not falling in their favour, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) successfully hosted the SL vs Aus series as Australia Cricket Team made a full tour amidst the crisis for five ODIs, two Tests, and as many T20Is.
The reports state that SLC requested the PCB to shift the Pak vs SL 2nd Test to Galle, and the PCB agreed. It must be noted the second Test will begin on 24th July.
It was heard that Pak vs SL Tests might be in danger, but the two boards, the SLC and the PCB, made sure not to hurt the country’s financial crisis more. The island nation is also set to host Asia Cup 2022 from August to September. Despite getting the green signals and with intense willingness, SLC is yet to hear a final decision from the Asian Cricket Council.
The ACC will make a final call after examining the situation in Sri Lanka. And there are high hopes that things fall in the country’s favour after successfully hosting Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with drastic security provided to the teams.
As far as the first Test is concerned, Shaheens collapsed all hosts batters on a low total of 222. Their batters could not face much and gave all of their wickets in 66.1 overs. At the Stumps of Day 1, Pakistan trail by 198 runs, as the green batters were 24/2 in 18 overs.