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Sri Lanka to reassess Pakistan tour after terror threat alert

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 September 2019, 10:36 IST

After Sri Lanka named their squad for the Pakistan tour, Sri Lanka Cricket said in an announcement that they need to reassess their plan after recieving a caution from the Prime Minister’s Office regarding a probable terror attack on the team.

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"Sri Lanka Cricket today sought the assistance of the Sri Lankan government to conduct a 'reassessment' of the security situation in Pakistan ahead of the national team's planned tour to Pakistan. The decision was taken following a warning the SLC received from the Prime Minister's Office, sent via the Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports.

"The warning highlights that the PMO has received reliable information of a possible terrorist threat to the Sri Lankan team. Hence, SLC has been advised to take extreme care, and 'reassess' the situation, before embarking on the said tour," a statement on SLC's official website said.

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Previously, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga wrote to Sri Lanka Cricket Board expressing their disinclination to tour to Pakistan. Eight other players have also expressed their reluctance over the same issue.

Sri Lanka are slated to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in Karachi and Lahore. Starting 27th September.

First published: 12 September 2019, 10:36 IST
 
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