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Venue switch for Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test

Logistical challenges caused by Sri Lanka’s economic and political crisis have forced cricket organisers to move the second cricket Test against Pakistan from Colombo to Galle.

Sri Lanka Cricket announced the decision Monday, on day three of the first Test, after deciding not to take any chances with potential political protests in the capital.

The protests are likely to intensify as Parliament is set to choose a new President later this week.

The second Test was scheduled to start in Colombo next Sunday.

Now both teams will remain in the southern coastal town of Galle after the first Test to play out the series.

The hotel in Colombo that had been set to host both cricket teams is close to the Presidential Palace that has been taken over by protesters.

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