Sri Lanka are currently enduring its worst economic crisis and amidst that, the Indian Cricket Board has come forward to offer their help. According to a report by Island Cricket, India have agreed to play a two-match T20 series before or after the Asia Cup.
The decision has been made in view to help Sri Lanka earn some valuable foreign currency. Sri Lanka is in a major Forex crisis and cricket is the only sport that regularly brings in dollars to the country. India and Sri Lanka have always had good relations as far as cricket is concerned. Despite a busy schedule, Indian Cricket has agreed to play two T20 internationals against Sri Lanka after the latter made a request.
After the conclusion of the Indian T20 League 2022, India will be playing a five-match T20 series at home against South Africa from 9th to 19th June 2022. India will then play an all-format series in England, comprising 1 Test, 3 T20Is, and 3 ODIs.
The tour will begin on 1st June and conclude on 17th June 2022. The much anticipated Asia Cup will also be conducted this year. 2022 Asia Cup will be held from 27th August to 11th September 2022. Currently, Sri Lanka have the hosting rights to conduct the tournament. However, amidst their economic crises, the tournament might get shifted to some other nation.
The Island nation have been given the time until 27th July to confirm whether they would be able to host Asia Cup 2022.
“As of now, it would be really tough to say whether they can host the Asia cup. What I know is they are hopeful and very positive about this issue. There is still time in hand to take call but at the same time as per protocol they have been given a deadline to decide on the same,” the source said.
Sri Lanka have recently concluded a 2-match Test series in Bangladesh. The first Test resulted in a draw but the second Test was won by the Island nation by 10 wickets.