Colombo, Apr 27: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has called off the Under-19 series against Pakistan following serial blasts that left over 250 people dead in Colombo last week.
The Pakistan team was set to leave for Colombo on April 30, and the first game was slated for 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 Under-19 were scheduled to play two four-day games and three one-day matches on the tour, in Galle and Hambantota.
The squad led by Rohail Nazir has been training at a conditioning camp in Karachi over the last five days.
The team's next assignment is a tour of South Africa in June-July, as part of their build-up to next year's Under-19 World Cup, also in South Africa. At the previous edition in New Zealand, Pakistan were one of the losing semi-finalists. UNI