In a tweet, the 57-year-old expressed his disappointment saying he didn’t know what to anticipate from the Lankan gamers’ selections of pulling out of the tour.
As many as 10 Sri Lanka cricketers pulled out of their nation’s upcoming tour of Pakistan citing safety causes. The gamers who determined to not journey to Pakistan embrace T20I captain Lasith Malinga and ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne. The Lankan nationwide group was on the receiving finish throughout a full-fledged sequence in Pakistan in March 2009 when their bus was attacked by terrorists. The state of affairs was so grave that the gamers needed to be airlifted from the center of the stadium to security.
Pakistan remained sidelined as a bunch to worldwide video games since then barring a couple of brief sequence in limited-overs. In addition they misplaced the internet hosting rights of the 2011 World Cup which was held within the sub-continent. Sri Lanka are set to play three ODIs and three T20Is in Karachi and Lahore throughout their sequence between September 27 and October 9. The 2 nations are additionally scheduled to play in two Checks within the UAE, Pakistan’s residence floor, in December.
The Pakistani aspect expressed fear and disappointment with the Sri Lankan gamers’ resolution. Whereas the Pakistan Cricket Board agreed that it’s the island-nation’s inside matter and stated it is going to welcome no matter group the guests give you, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja was not pleased with the flip of occasions.
In a tweet, the 57-year-old expressed his disappointment saying he didn’t know what to anticipate from the Lankan gamers’ selections of pulling out of the tour. And he was additionally amazed that a few the Lankan gamers who’ve refused to journey to Pakistan are going to play in a franchise-cricket event.
Don’t know what to learn into 10 Sri Lankan gamers pulling out of Pak tour. Disappointing! And couple of them then opting as a substitute to play franchise cricket. Wow!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 10, 2019
Apart from Malinga and Karunaratne, the eight different Sri Lankan gamers who’ve determined in opposition to going to Pakistan are Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Kushal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dhananjaya, Dinesh Chandimal and Suranga Lakmal.
This shall be Sri Lanka’s second tour of Pakistan because the 2009 terror assaults. In 2017, Thisara Perera had led the Lankans to play one T20I in Lahore although he has determined in opposition to going there this time.
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