Sri Lanka tour still on despite unrest

Otto I. Eovaldi

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia on Thursday explained its all-formats tour of Sri Lanka is however likely in advance irrespective of a heightening of tension because of to civil unrest in the south Asian island nation.

Australia’s government has recommended nationals to reconsider their require to journey to Sri Lanka immediately after unrest adopted this week’s resignation of Primary Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Australia’s cricketers are because of to travel to Sri Lanka in June and July to play 3 Twenty20 internationals, 5 a person-day game titles and two examination matches. An Australia A tour of Sri Lanka is prepared at the identical time.

A Cricket Australia spokesman mentioned the sporting human body, the federal govt and Sri Lankan cricket officers have been “keeping a shut eye” on developments in the nation.

Cricket Australia claimed the players and aid workers had been briefed and, with a few weeks till the squad’s departure date, “there are no alterations to the agenda.”

On Wednesday, Sri Lanka’s president promised to appoint a new key minister, empower the Parliament and abolish the all-impressive government presidential process as reforms aimed at stabilizing a state engulfed in a political and ecomonic crisis.

In a televised address, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated he condemned attacks on tranquil protesters by mobs who came to assistance his brother and previous Key Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who resigned Monday.


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