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Why the 2nd Test Match shifted to Galle

2022-07-17 7744


Is it security or logistic issues..?

(Samantha Hewabandula) 


The 2nd test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was planned to be held in R. Premadasa grounds. Due to the prevailing situation in Colombo, Sri Lanka Cricket now have decided to hold the 2nd test match in Galle.

Sri Lanka Intelligence Agency has informed the government that there could be some threats by small groups in Colombo for the public security. But when I contacted Sri Lanka Cricket, the authority informed me that they have decided to shift the match to Galle due to logistic issues.

But the reason claimed by the Sri Lanka Cricket authority is not accurate. The major reason to take the decision of shifting the playground to Galle is the threat to the public security highlighted by the Intelligence Agency.

If Sri Lanka Cricket faces a security issue in the test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Asia Cup Cricket Tournament which is planned to be held in Sri Lanka, will be shifted to some other country.