Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the semi-final of the ongoing U19 Asia Cup in Dubai on December 30.
In the other semi-final, Bangladesh will meet India, in
Sharjah, on the same day.
The decision was made after today’s match between Bangladesh
and Sri Lanka was called off due to Covid-19 cases.
“It is confirmed that two officials have tested
positive for Covid-19. The officials are currently safe and being treated in
accordance with tournament protocols. All personnel associated with this match
are undergoing testing protocols and isolating until results returned,”
the Asian Cricket Council said in a statement.
It must be noted that Pakistan won all three of their
matches in the group-stage of the event, with wins over Afghanistan, India and
the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Boys in Green have impressed one and all with their
performance, so far, in the event and they will be hoping to continue that in
the knockout stage as well.
After Pakistan’s win over India, Pakistan national team
captain Babar Azam had also urged the youngsters to “keep performing like this
and continue to make all of us proud”.