As Sri Lanka faces political and economic uncertainty, Javed Afridi, the owner of Pakistani league cricket’s Peshawar Zalmi, has presented a sponsorship offer to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) as a goodwill gesture.
Afridi said he is offering his assistance to SLC in order to sustain the country’s worldwide reputation in cricket since he understands the Sri Lankans’ love for the game.
Sri Lankans love cricket as much as Pakistanis do, but the current unfavorable situation must have harmed Lankan cricket enthusiasts. So I pledge to sponsor Officially to the best of my ability in order to maintain their international status in the world of cricket,” he stated on Twitter.
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister has resigned.
According to AFP, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on May 9 after a wave of political violence killed five people, including an MP, and injured nearly 200.
According to authorities, ruling party lawmaker Amarakeerthi Athukorala shot two persons, killing a 27-year-old man, before shooting himself after being encircled by anti-government protestors outside Colombo.
According to authorities, another ruling-party politician in the southern town of Weeraketiya opened fire on anti-government protesters, killing two and wounded five.
In its worst economic crisis since independence, Sri Lanka has seen months of blackouts and severe food, fuel, and medical shortages.