Sri Lanka's scheduled tour of Zimbabwe looks set to be postponed.
The Zimbabweans have asked for the tour to be called off, though there has not been any confirmation of why that is.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Africans - currently playing in a series with Pakistan - do not have the budget to host a third country in the space of four months.
Sri Lanka were due to tour Zimbabwe from October 6 until November 4 to play two Tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches.
Sri Lanka Cricket secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said: "We received an e-mail from the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) seeking a postponement of the tour and the reason given was 'due to unavoidable circumstances.
"No further reasons were given by the Zimbabwe Cricket Union and we are awaiting further clarification on this matter."