Sri Lanka has been alerted of a threat to the cricket team if they tour Pakistan.
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has now 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.
SLC has received a warning from the Prime Minister’s Office, sent via the Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports, of a threat to the team.
Accordingly, the warning highlights that the Prime Minister’s Office has received reliable information of a possible terrorist threat on the Sri Lankan team, while touring Pakistan.
Hence, SLC has been advised to take extreme care, and reassess the situation, before embarking on the said tour.
Most of the top players in the Sri Lanka cricket team have already decided not to tour Pakistan owing to security concerns.
Those who were available for selection were picked to tour Pakistan to play 03 ODIs and 03 T20i matches, starting from 27th September to 09th October, 2019.