Sri Lanka tour still on despite unrest

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia on Thursday stated its all-formats tour of Sri Lanka is continue to going in advance in spite of a heightening of stress because of to civil unrest in the south Asian island nation.

Australia’s govt has advised nationals to rethink their want to travel to Sri Lanka after unrest followed this week’s resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Australia’s cricketers are thanks to journey to Sri Lanka in June and July to perform a few 2020 internationals, 5 a person-working day video games and two examination matches. An Australia A tour of Sri Lanka is planned at the identical time.

A Cricket Australia spokesman claimed the sporting overall body, the federal authorities and Sri Lankan cricket officials have been “keeping a near eye” on developments in the place.

Cricket Australia reported the gamers and help team experienced been briefed and, with a few weeks right until the squad’s departure date, “there are no variations to the program.”

On Wednesday, Sri Lanka’s president promised to appoint a new primary minister, empower the Parliament and abolish the all-effective executive presidential system as reforms aimed at stabilizing a region engulfed in a political and ecomonic disaster.

In a televised tackle, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he condemned attacks on peaceful protesters by mobs who arrived to aid his brother and previous Key Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who resigned Monday.


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