After approval from the Ministry of Defence, the Sri Lankan cricket team is all set to tour Pakistan for ODI and T20I series which starts from 27th September.
Former Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi has claimed that the Indian Premier League authorities have pressurized key Sri Lankan players, warning them that they will lose their IPL contract if they play in Pakistan.
Sri Lankan players are under pressure from IPL franchises. I spoke to Sri Lankan players last time when there was the talk of them coming to Pakistan and playing in PSL. They said they wanted to come, but IPL guys say if you go to Pakistan we won’t give you a contract.
Afridi further added that Pakistan has always helped Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and that they should put pressure on the contracted players to visit Pakistan. “Sri Lankan players who’ll come will always be remembered in Pakistan’s history”, the former all-rounder said.
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As many as 10 top Sri Lankan cricketers have opted out of Pakistan tour, citing security concerns. Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry had also said something similar, bashing the IPL for trying to sabotage Sri Lanka’s tour to Pakistan.
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