The first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka proved to be a soggy affair as waterlogged field caused the match to be abandoned without a delivery being bowled. The second ODI of the three-match series has now been rescheduled for Monday (September 30) instead of the original date of September 29 following relentless rains in Karachi.
This step has been taken keeping in mind the heavy rains in the city due to which the groundsmen require at least two days to make the outfield suitable for play barring no further rain. The National Stadium ground had been inundated by pools of water on the square of the playing field.
“This week’s unseasonal heavy rains have forced us to review the series schedule,” said PCB’s Director International cricket Zakir Khan.
“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,” he added.