Reason revealed behind PCB's refusal to play ODI series in Sri Lanka.

LAHORE -- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is displeased with Sri Lanka Cricket expressing their interest in hosting the entire Asia Cup 2023 and, as a result, has rejected their proposal for an ODI series in the Lankan home soil.

The relationship between the PCB and SLC intensified when the latter voiced their preference to host the Asian tournament instead of following Najam Sethi's proposed 'Hybrid Model'. This model suggested holding four matches in Pakistan initially and then moving the second phase to UAE.

According to a report by Press Trust of India (PTI), the strained relations between the two boards is the reason why PCB rejected Sri Lanka's proposal to play a few ODI matches alongside their two-Test series in July this year, which is part of the World Test Championship (WTC).

"It is a clear indication that the PCB is not happy with the Sri Lankan board stepping in to offer to host the Asia Cup in September when it is Pakistan's turn to host the regional event at home," PCB source told PTI.

The board had initially shown openness to the proposal but later changed its stance. Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee, Najam Sethi, also expressed...

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