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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to scrap the three-match ODI series with Pakistan and opted to conduct only the two-match Test series.
SLC had requested PCB to remove ODIs as they are planning to stage Lanka Premier League (LPL) one week before the scheduled time.
"Sri Lankan board wants to start their league a week ago to reduce the financial deficit, so they asked us to remove the ODI series, which was accepted," PCB Director Media Sami-ul-Hasan Burney said.
"Since the ODIs were not part of the World Cup Super League, we did not object. The final schedule of the series is still being discussed and will be released soon," he added.
Sri Lanka is currently suffering from a severe economic and political crisis which has increased the unrest among the people. There have been protests against the government while only 12 hours of electricity is being provided to the locals.
Due to power shortages in the country, hosting day-night matches are uncertain. SLC uses its own generators, but the fuel shortage can be the main hindrance.