Sri Lanka Tour Of Pakistan Just Go Ahead As Planned

During few previous years International Cricket coming back to Pakistan which was disconnect due to a terrorist attack on Sri Lanka’s Team Bus In 2009.

Whether the tour would take place was questioned after Sri Lanka Cricket called for a reassessment of the situation in Pakistan. However, following assurances from the Pakistani government, SLC said they were glad that the tour could continue.

The demand for a reassessment came shortly after Sri Lanka announced its ODI and T20I troops for a tour of Pakistan. 10 players who had refused to tour the country for safety reasons were excluded. International cricket has only been played intermittently in Pakistan since 2009, with the United Arab Emirates being the adopted country.

SLC also received a warning from the Prime Minister’s office that they had received “reliable information about a possible terrorist threat to the Sri Lankan team”. However, Major General J. R. Kulathunga, head of the Sri Lankan Intelligence Service, confirmed that the Ministry of Defense or the High Commission in Pakistan had received no information suggesting a threat.

The assurances of the Government of Pakistan include that the Pakistani Army coordinates security arrangements and that the level of protection is equivalent to that of a Head of State.

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