Sri Lanka women look to next World Cup after missing out on New Zealand

31/5/2022 9:17:00 AM

Sri Lanka women look to next World Cup after missing out on New Zealand

Sri Lanka women look to next World Cup after missing out on New Zealand

LAHORE : Chamari Athapaththu's Sri Lanka will be keen to garner as many points as possible in the one-day series against Pakistan beginning on Wednesday as they begin the long trek towards the 2025 Women's World Cup.Sri Lanka failed to qualify for this year's tournament in New Zealand, where Australia bea

LinkedIn LAHORE : Chamari Athapaththu's Sri Lanka will be keen to garner as many points as possible in the one-day series against Pakistan beginning on Wednesday as they begin the long trek towards the 2025 Women's World Cup.The island nation is suffering its worst economic meltdown since independence, with shortages of fuel and other vital goods making life miserable for its 22 million people.Copy to clipboard https://str.Copy to clipboard https://str.

Sri Lanka failed to qualify for this year's tournament in New Zealand, where Australia beat England in the final last month.The three-match series in Pakistan marks the start of the Women's Championship 2022-2025 cycle featuring 10 teams who will play four home and four away series over the next three years.The Russian crude delivery had been waiting offshore of the capital Colombo's port for over a month as the country was unable to raise $75 million to pay for it, energy minister Kanchana Wijesekera said.At the end of the cycle, the top five directly qualify for the 2025 World Cup, while the rest will vie for the remaining two slots."Airlines are bringing certain additional supplies, while we are also providing from our stocks.Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof knows the importance of doing well in home series before they face the likes of Australia and England away."I have made an official request to the Russian ambassador for direct supplies of Russian oil," Wijesekera told reporters in Colombo."In this edition we will try to gain as many points as we can," Maroof said." The South Asian island nation has been in the worst economic tailspin of its independent history, with shortages of everything from fuel to medicine, power outages and inflation seen rising to 40 per cent, prompting angry protests and turning into political risk for the ruling Rajapaksa family.

"." Around 90,000 tonnes of Siberian light crude will be sent to Sri Lanka's refinery after the shipment was acquired on credit from Dubai-based intermediary Coral Energy.The country defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time this month, and has started bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund...He added that the Siberian grade was not an ideal match for the refinery, which is optimised for Iranian light crude, but no other supplier was willing to extend credit.we have to play the top teams away, so that will be a challenge.Singapore Airlines Ltd is uplifting additional fuel on flights departing Singapore to Sri Lanka due to the shortage, a representative said in an e-mail.Having said that, it is important for us to prepare well and to deliver the best we can.The Sapugaskanda refinery on Colombo's outskirts will resume work in about two days." Sri Lanka is currently negotiating for a bailout programme with the International Monetary Fund, key to securing urgently needed funds from other lenders as well, and for restructuring its debt after defaulting for the first time.

" Pakistan won the earlier Twenty20 series 3-0 but Sri Lanka will hope to build on their overall 21-9 ODI record against the visitors.Source: Reuters.Story continues Russian oil is already subject to a US embargo and its barrels have traded at a steep discount from international benchmarks, which have risen substantially since the conflict began.A.

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