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Sri Lanka tour to Pakistan to go ahead as planned despite terror threat

Sri Lanka will tour Pakistan for the three-match T20I and ODI series, ICC confirmed in a statement.

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Dubai Published on: September 19, 2019 20:16 IST
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Sri Lanka will tour Pakistan for the three-match T20I and ODI series, ICC confirmed in a statement.

Sri Lanka's upcoming tour of Pakistan will go ahead as planned, an ICC statement said on Thursday.

Hours after naming second-string squads for their proposed tour, Sri Lanka Cricket had said in a statement that they need to "reassess" their plan after receiving a warning from the Prime Minister's Office about a possible terror threat to the team.

Following assurances from the Pakistan government, SLC have said they are happy for the tour to proceed, the ICC statement on their website said.

"The assurances from the Pakistan government include that the Pakistan army will coordinate the security the arrangements, and that the level of protection will be equivalent to that received by a head of state," the statement read.

The Islanders are scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in Pakistan with the first 50-over game on Sep 27.

However, due to security issues, top Lanka players namely T20 skipper Lasith Malinga, former captains Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella had decided not to visit Pakistan.

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