Karachi: The second One-Day International between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has been rescheduled from Sunday, 29 September, to Monday, 30 September.
The decision has been made mutually by the two boards to allow the groundstaff to prepare the National Stadium outfield for next week’s play. This week’s heavy rains, including on Friday afternoon, has left the outfield soggy, with the groundsmen requiring, at least, two complete days to make the ground fit for cricket.
PCB Director – International Cricket, Zakir Khan: “This week’s unseasonal heavy rains have 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.”
The PCB has also announced 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 PCB 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 will also be available online and dedicated TCS counters.