Due to the current “economic turmoil” in Sri Lanka, the Lanka Premier League was postponed on Sunday. August 1 through August 21 were the days set aside for the T20 League. Sri Lanka has been enduring a severe financial crisis and weeks of civil turmoil. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s flight out of the nation on a military plane, however, made the matter worse.

“This decision was taken by the SLC, following a request made by the Innovative Production Group FZE (IPG), the Rights Holder of the tournament, which cited the current ‘economic situation,’ in the country, as not conducive to hosting the tournament,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

The postponed league’s date was not immediately disclosed by the board.

Sri Lanka had successfully welcomed Australia for a month-long series that concluded last week despite the issue.

Pakistan is currently playing a two-match Test series at home against Sri Lanka.

Due to the issue, it is also possible that the Asia Cup, which was scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka in September, will instead take place in the United Arab Emirates.