Pakistan to play Sri Lanka in second ODI in Karachi today

Pakistan to play Sri Lanka in second ODI today in Karachi

KARACHI: The second one-day international (ODI) between Pakistan and Sri Lanka – which had been rescheduled from Sunday, September 29 to Monday, September 30 (today) – will be played at the National Stadium Karachi (NSK) at 03:00 PM.
The Green Shirts and the Islanders conducted practice sessions on Sunday after the round of rain in the metropolis cleared. Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis has also joined the national squad.
Pakistan are confident to mark the return of ODIs to Pakistan after ten years with a victory over the Islanders. On the other hand, Sri Lanka head coach has expressed complete satisfaction over security arrangements in Pakistan.
The PCB has announced that tickets sold for Friday, 27 September, will be valid for either 30 September or 2 October ODI, while tickets sold for Sunday, 29 September, match may also be used for either 30 September or 2 October ODI.
As per the PCB ticketing policy for the series, the governing body will allow refund of all tickets for Friday’s match or allow ticket holders to use them for either the second or third ODI.
It has also been agreed that ticket-holders of Sunday’s match unable to attend Monday’s match will also get full refunds. Tickets for Monday’s rescheduled second ODI were also made available online and dedicated TCS counters.
The decision to reschedule second ODI had been made mutually by the two boards to allow the groundstaff to prepare the National Stadium outfield for this week’s play. The previous week’s heavy rains had left the outfield soggy and the groundsmen required at least two complete days to make the ground fit for cricket.
PCB Director International Cricket, Zakir Khan had said that unseasonal heavy rains forced us to review the series schedule. I am thankful to Sri Lanka Cricket as well as our host broadcasters for agreeing to amend the match schedule to ensure there are no further abandonments due to rain in what is an important bilateral FTP series for Pakistan, he said.

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