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Sri Lanka Cricketers’ Association request SLC to conduct independent security assessment



Pakistan successfully hosted a World XI side for three T20Is in Lahore last month.

Pakistan effectively hosted a World XI aspect for 3 T20Is in Lahore final month. © Getty

Sri Lanka Cricketers’ Association (SLCA) has written a letter to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) inquiring for the board to perform an independent assessment ahead of the nationwide cricket workforce is going to Lahore later this month for the 3rd and ultimate Twenty20 International against Pakistan. The General Secretary of SLCA Ken De Alwis advised Cricbuzz that the board had agreed to talk about the topic at a gathering on Monday (October 23).

“The assessment done by the independent security firm for the World XI games had given an excellent report and we have requested SLC to do a similar assessment before the team travels to Lahore,” De Alwis printed.

“We don’t have a problem in travelling to Pakistan but they need to conduct an assessment. The security assessment during the World XI games was done by Rex Dickson and we would appreciate if something similar is done this time as well.”

SLC has showed that the Sri Lankan workforce will excursion Pakistan, however a number of avid gamers, including captain Upul Tharanga and previous captain Lasith Malinga, have dominated themselves out from the travel. SLC used to be to announce the squad previous this week, however due to avid gamers’ reluctance, the board has been compelled to lengthen the announcement. Negotiations are occurring with Tharanga and different senior avid gamers with a number of SLC officers arriving within the United Arab Emirates.

Last week, 40 gotten smaller avid gamers despatched a letter to SLC Chief Thilanga Sumathipala stating their reluctance to go back and forth to Lahore for the final sport of the continued bilateral sequence towards Pakistan. Since then, some avid gamers have softened their stance and Sumathipala final week advised Cricbuzz that he’s assured of sending a complete power workforce.

The PCB is attempting to revive the game within the nation after being compelled to play their house fits in UAE. Last month a World XI aspect performed 3 T20Is in Lahore and following the travel by means of Sri Lanka, they appear to usher in Windies for a brief sequence.

Meanwhile, despite the fact that the Sri Lankan fortify body of workers had previous agreed to excursion Lahore after South Africa trainer Mickey Arthur had given his Sri Lankan counterpart Nic Pothas and supervisor Asanka Gurusinha a brief concerning the security in Lahore, Pothas turns out to have modified his thoughts and conveyed his reservations to SLC.

Pothas used to be requested after the third ODI about his ideas on traveling to Lahore, however he remained non committal. “That’s probably not an answer I would like to make at this forum. Something that I have to think about,” he had mentioned.

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