Sri Lanka Sports Minister clears the air, “India isn’t behind our Players’ pullout”.

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Published by Lokendra Sharma on 12 Sep 2019

SLC has uncovered that it’s reassessing the security circumstances in Pakistan subsequent to getting data “of a possible risk”.

Sri Lanka Minister Harin Fernando played down claims made by Pakistan Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry about India constraining their players quit their upcoming voyage through Pakistan.

Fernando said that 10 players have quit the visit “absolutely” in view of the 2009 occurrence. On that event, their team transport was assaulted by fear mongers.

No fact to reports that India affected Sri Lankan players not to play in Pakistan. Some chose not to play simply dependent on the 2009 episode. Regarding their choice, we picked players who were eager to travel. We have a full-quality team and we want to win Pakistan in Pakistan,” he tweeted.

Chaudhry then made the peculiar statement that India undermined the players that on the off chance that they travel to Pakistan, they would lose IPL contracts.

Sri Lanka should play 3 ODIs alongside 3 T20Is from September 27 to October 9. In any case, in front of the visit upwards of 10 players quit because of security concerns.

The SLC said it had gotten the notice from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka were named ODI and T20I captains individually after Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga retreated.

The other people who decided not to travel are Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Suranga Lakmal and Dinesh Chandimal.

Pakistan did not host any international games until 2015 because of the 2009 fear assault on the Lankan group transport. They played their home matches in UAE.

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