Sri Lanka’s forthcoming tour of Pakistan has been thrown into doubt after Sri Lanka’s authorities is claimed to have acquired information of a “potential terrorist risk on the Sri Lanka workforce”.
The workforce was scheduled to go away for the tour in lower than two weeks, however the tour now hinges on a “reassessment of the safety scenario in Pakistan”. One safety evaluation – described as “meticulous” by an SLC official – had already been performed, with the board previously satisfied that the tour was safe. However this new details about a particular risk on the workforce has sparked contemporary fears.
“Sri Lanka Cricket as we speak sought the help of the Sri Lankan authorities to conduct a ‘reassessment’ of the safety scenario in Pakistan forward of the nationwide workforce’s deliberate tour to Pakistan,” a board launch stated.
“The choice was taken following a warning SLC acquired from the Prime Minister’s workplace, despatched through the Ministry of Telecommunication, Overseas Employment and Sports activities.
“The warning highlights that the Prime Minister’s Workplace has acquired dependable info of a potential terrorist risk on the Sri Lankan workforce, whereas touring Pakistan.”
The brand new info had been acquired on Tuesday night by SLC, who had named their ODI at T20 squads for the tour late within the afternoon. With 10 frontline gamers already having refused to tour Pakistan, this new perceived risk could create apprehension amongst even the gamers who’ve agreed to journey.
Cricket in Pakistan got here to a halt in 2009, after the Sri Lanka workforce was attacked by gunmen on the best way to the bottom in Lahore.
The primary match of the tour was set to be performed on September 27 in Karachi.