Sports News from Sri Lanka: According to sources, the International Cricket Council will review safety provisions in Pakistan prior to the Sri Lankan series. The ICC will evaluate the safety plans, according to the sources of the Urdu daily, before appointing neutral umpires and matching referees.
It is appropriate to note here that when Zimbabwe visited Pakistan in 2015, the ICC had not appointed neutral match officials. Instead, the task was to supervise cricketing issues by representatives from both nations.
Whether the ICC would indirectly endorse the safety agreements in Pakistan by appointing neutral representatives or allow the PCB and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to select representatives from within their own setups remains to be seen.
The team from Sri Lanka is planned to play an ODI and a T20I series beginning from Sep 27 in Pakistan. However, the tour has become doubtful over the previous week since the officials in Sri Lanka got intelligence about a possible terrorist attack on their Pakistani team.