Ten Sri Lankan players, such as T20 skipper Lasith Malinga and ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne, pulled from a coming tour of Pakistan citing safety issues, officials said Monday. Adhering to a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in a Test match in Lahore in March 2009, the vast majority of groups have refused to visit the South Asian nation.
The Sri Lankan cricket board stated players had been briefed for its six-match given the freedom, also limited over series. After the briefing, 10 gamers” chose to stay away” in the collection of three One-Day Internationals and 3 T20 matches, scheduled to start on September 27 at Karachi, the governing body said.
Were Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya p Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal and Dinesh Chandimal.Official sources stated Karunaratne was likely to be substituted by Lahiru Thirimanne as ODI skipper, although the T20 group is anticipated to be directed by Dasun Shanaka who celebrated his birthday on Monday.
The tour was viewed as yet another step towards reviving cricket in Pakistan after decades of isolation. This is Sri Lanka´s tour of Pakistan because of the 2009 assault. The Sri Lankans returned to Pakistan to get a Twenty20 international in Lahore at October 2017 using a group headed by Thisara Perera who’s made a decision to remain out of this excursion this time.
Sri Lanka is to play two Test matches against Pakistan, but the dates and the place are yet to be declared. Sri Lanka´s Sports Minister Harin Fernando has prohibits playing with the versions of this match in Pakistan and implied that the Tests have been played at the United Arab Emirates, where Pakistan have played a number of their home collection.