Stories: PCB but to listen to intimately from Sri Lanka on safety risk to gamers


Sri Lanka have already named a depleted squad for this tour.

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Ehsan Mani. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

As the way forward for their upcoming house collection in opposition to Sri Lanka will get darker and darker, Pakistan’s cricket authorities remained on tenterhooks on Thursday as they waited for an replace from the Islanders. Pakistan are scheduled to host Sri Lanka for 3 ODIs and as many T20Is. Nonetheless, the collection is now in enormous doubt after the guests acquired assault risk earlier this week.

The collection has already been dealt an enormous blow after ten Sri Lanka stars pulled out of it on account of safety causes. The likes of Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews are a number of the large names who’ve determined in opposition to travelling to Pakistan. Consequently, Sri Lanka had been compelled to call a depleted squad for the tour. And contemplating the most recent flip of occasions, one wouldn’t be very shocked if extra Sri Lankan gamers again out from the tour.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), on Wednesday, confirmed that their Prime Minister had acquired a letter which talked about the specter of an assault on the staff in Pakistan. Nonetheless, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is but to listen to something about it from their Sri Lankan counterpart.

“The PCB is ready for some response on the tour and until intelligence is shared what can the PCB say how dependable it’s. Sure there have been background contacts however nothing particular has come out of it but,” a supply was quoted as saying by The Indian Specific.

SLC, in the meantime, has already introduced that it could reassess the safety preparations in Pakistan earlier than taking a remaining name.  Sri Lanka are on account of play three ODIs in Karachi, adopted by as many T20Is in Lahore between September 27 and October 9.

Blow for Pakistan

If Sri Lanka finally decides in opposition to touring Pakistan, it will likely be an enormous blow for the latter. Pakistan are determined for worldwide cricket to renew on their soil. They haven’t hosted a single Take a look at of their nation for the reason that assault on the Sri Lankan staff bus in 2009. The PCB was banking on the upcoming collection to persuade international gamers to return and play all the Pakistan Tremendous League’s fifth version within the nation.

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