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Malinga Among Sri Lankan players have pulled out of an upcoming tour of Pakistan

  • 10 Sep 2019 00:50:43

Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews and eight other Sri Lankan players have chosen to haul out of an up and coming voyage through Pakistan refering to security concerns, authorities said Monday. The Sri Lankan group is planned to play three One-day Internationals (ODIs) and the same number of Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), from September 27 to October 9. The other huge player who has quit the visit is previous captain Thisara Perera, who drove the Sri Lanka group which visited Pakistan in 2017. This has come as a misfortune for Pakistan Cricket Board's endeavors to resuscitate cricket in Pakistan after an aggressor assault on the Sri Lankan group transport during a Test coordinate in Lahore in March 2009.

After the assault, a dominant part of global groups have wouldn't visit the South Asian nation refering to security concerns, shaping Pakistan to play their home matches in United Arab Emirates.

The Sri Lanka Cricket board said in an explanation that players in a starter squad were advised on security game plans for the six-coordinate restricted over arrangement, and given the opportunity to choose on the off chance that they needed to travel.

Following the preparation, ten players "remained away" from the arrangement of three One-Day Internationals and three T20 games, planned to start on September 27 in Karachi, it said.

The other seven who quit were Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Dinesh Chandimal and Dimuth Karunaratne.

The visit was viewed as another progression towards restoring worldwide cricket in Pakistan following quite a while of detachment.

Batsman Danushka Gunathilaka said he accepted security would be sufficient.

"From what they let us know, I think there will be tight security," Gunathilaka said.

The Sri Lankans came back to Pakistan for a Twenty20 universal in Lahore in October 2017 when Perera drove the group. This time, he has chosen to remain away.

Sri Lanka are likewise to play two Test matches against Pakistan, however the dates and the setting are yet to be reported.

Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Harin Fernando has rejected playing the more drawn out renditions of the game in Pakistan and recommended the Tests be played in the United Arab Emirates, where Pakistan have played a large number of their home arrangement.