Pakistan change Sri Lanka ODI schedule

Updated: 15 January 2009 17:28 IST

PCB said the venues of the upcoming ODI series have been changed at Sri Lanka's request, with the three matches now to be played in Karachi and Lahore.

Pakistan change Sri Lanka ODI schedule
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Karachi:

Pakistan's cricket board on Thursday said the venues of the upcoming one-day series have been changed at Sri Lanka's request, with the three matches now to be played in Karachi and Lahore.

"We will now play the first two matches in Karachi on January 20 and 21 and the final match in Lahore on January 24," the Pakistan Cricket Board's chief operating officer Salim Altaf said.

Altaf did not say why Sri Lanka had made the request. The third match had been set to take place in Faisalabad and was initially moved to Multan on January 27, but the first leg of Sri Lanka's two-part tour has now been shortened, Altaf said.

Sri Lanka agreed to tour Pakistan after India last month cancelled their much-anticipated visit in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, which have strained relations between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Sri Lanka will return to Pakistan on February 14 for two Test matches, Altaf said.

Topics : Cricket Stuart Broad Mohammad Asif Zaheer Abbas
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