SYDNEY: Cricket Australia continues to watch the situation in Sri Lanka however has no plans to vary the schedule of the upcoming tour of the island state regardless of continued violence, the governing physique mentioned on Thursday (May 12).
Nine individuals have died and greater than 300 have been injured this week in violent avenue protests towards the federal government of the Indian Ocean nation, which is battling the worst financial disaster in its historical past.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) up to date its journey recommendation on Sri Lanka on Wednesday, instructing potential guests to rethink their must journey as a result of of the safety situation.
“We are keeping a close eye on developments in Sri Lanka and talking regularly with DFAT and Sri Lanka Cricket,” Cricket Australia mentioned on Thursday.
“Our players and support staff have been briefed and will continue to be kept up to date. There are three weeks until the scheduled departure of the squad, and at this stage there are no changes to the schedule.”
DFAT has additionally been advising potential guests to Pakistan to rethink their must journey since March, in that case as a result of of “the volatile security situation and high threat of terrorist attack, kidnapping and violence”.
The Australia Test facet accomplished its first cricket tour of Pakistan since 1998 beneath “presidential-level” safety final month.
Australia introduced three sturdy squads final month for the tour of Sri Lanka, which features a Twenty20 sequence, 5 one-day internationals in addition to two Tests in Galle. An Australia “A” crew will even play 4 matches.
Two of the T20 matches that kick off the tour early subsequent month, three of the one-day internationals and two of the “A” matches are in the capital Colombo, the place the worst of the violence has taken place.
Cricket Australia’s safety chief visited Sri Lanka final month, when a state of emergency was first declared, and gave the all-clear for the tour.
Source : channelnewsasia.com