Lankas interest in hosting India puts Pak tour in jeopardy

December 24th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Dec 24 (ANI): Doubts over Sri Lankas planned tour of Pakistan have emerged, as Sri Lanka wants to invite Indian team to visit their country.

It appears that the international cricket would remain apathetic to Pakistan even on the advent of next year, The News reported.

Sri Lankan sports ministry in tandem with the dissolution of Cricket Boards Ad hoc Committee has changed its stance, as Minister of Sports, Gamini Lokuge said he was not interested in sending his team to Pakistan and instead he wanted to invite the Indian team to tour Sri Lanka.

Sources said that the Committee headed by former captain, Arjuna Ranatunga was dissolved due to the pressure of activated Indian lobbies.

It is believed a serious conflict between Ranatunga and the sports minister have exacerbated the problem and most likely the next chief of Sri Lanka Cricket would be appointed from among the Indian lobby, which has evaporated all hopes of slated Pakistan-Sri Lanka series in the country, the paper said. (ANI)

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