Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is rethinking its tour to Pakistan citing threats of a terrorist attack on Sri Lankan team after receiving ‘reliable information from the Prime Minister’s office’.
According to the statement, the warning was conveyed via the Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 11, 2019
SLC has requested the Sri Lankan government to reassess the security situation in Pakistan.
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.
The new development dents Pakistan’s chances of hosting limited-overs and Test series at home in the near future. Sri Lanka was set to land in Karachi on 25th September, however, it remains to be seen whether the tour goes as scheduled.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reiterated that it is committed to bringing cricket back to the country and that it will provide fool-proof security to Sri Lankan team.
We’ve seen the SLC statement, but are not privy to any information or intelligence report relating to the safety of the SL team. The PCB reiterates its commitment to provide complete safety & security to the SL side & in this relation will continue to work with SLC.
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