The situation in Sri Lanka is going from bad to worse, so will the Australian cricket team go on a tour? This question is starting to arise in everyone’s mind. Cricket Australia said on Thursday that despite the tense situation in Sri Lanka, its team will tour the South Asian country, where it is scheduled to play matches in all three formats. The Australian government has advised its citizens to reconsider visiting the island nation, following the tense situation following the resignation of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this week.
Australia is to tour Sri Lanka in June-July to play three T20 Internationals, five One Day Internationals and two Test matches. At the same time Australia A’s team will also go on tour to Sri Lanka. A Cricket Australia spokesperson said officials from the Cricket Board, the federal government and Sri Lankan cricket are closely monitoring developments in the country.
The spokesperson said the players and support staff have been informed that there is still three weeks left for the team’s departure and that there has been no change in the schedule.