Asia Cup, Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka is in jeopardy after violence erupts in the island nation

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Sri Lanka is undergoing a very bad patch in recent times.

There is a lot of violence erupting in the streets even though a new prime minister has been sworn in.

This has caused major doubts over major series and tournaments which are to be played in Sri Lanka.

The first of these is Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka in three weeks’ time.

Additionally, Sri Lanka would also host the Asia Cup this year.

If the violence and civil unrest keep ensuing, then it may be difficult for all cricket boards to play in Sri Lanka.

Some inside sources of the BCCI have revealed that Jay Shah has been in talks with Sri Lanka Cricket over the recent developments in the country.

He has even invited the officials to witness the IPL final on the 29th of May and the talks will continue from thereon.

The Asia Cup cannot be held in the UAE during August as it is very hot in the desert kingdom.

Nor can India host the tournament due to India-Pakistan diplomatic relations.

Even Australia is keeping a close watch on the developments and is considering cancelling the series due to this reason.

Cricket Australia is in constant touch with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which has issued a travel advisory against travelling to Sri Lanka.

Australia are to play 3 T20Is, 5 ODIs and 2 Tests in the island nation.

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