Sri Lanka may replace India for Sahara cup in Toronto

Last Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2000 - 00:00

Sri Lanka may play Pakistan in the Sahara cup cricket tournament in Toronto next month, replacing India, which withdrew from the series recently, cricket officials said on Thursday.

“We do have free time, but let me put it on record that there has been no formal invitation yet,” Chandrishan Perera said.

India stepped out of the September 9-16 series of one-day matches, saying it would not play against Pakistan because of recent killings in Kashmir, which New Delhi blamed on
Pakistan-based militant groups.

The Indian government's decision also cast a shadow over the Indian cricket team's scheduled tour to Pakistan in November to play a test series.

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First Published: Thursday, August 17, 2000 - 00:00

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