KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is prepared to assist Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in tough times and to play under all circumstances.
In an informal media talk, PCB Director of Media Sami Ul Hassan Burney said that "it is too early to comment on the Pakistan Test team's upcoming visit to Sri Lanka". However, he ensured that the two boards have also supported each other and that Pakistan will also help Sri Lanka, which is now experiencing a serious economic and political crisis that has heightened social unrest.
"We have a strong relationship with the Sri Lankan Board, and the two countries have always supported each other in difficult situations," Burney said.
"In the past, tours have been held in a tense situation, but Pakistan did not refuse to play in Sri Lanka despite difficult conditions. Sri Lanka also toured Pakistan," he added.
Burney stated again that the series will not be cancelled in July and August.
"SLC, viewing its circumstances, would take a decision which will be accepted, including playing on their grounds or neutral venue," he signed off.
Earlier, on request of Sri Lanka Cricket, the PCB decided not to play the three-match ODI series as the Lanka Premier League (LPL) would be held a week before the initial schedule.