PCB says it is committed to providing security
2019-09-12 at 12:28
The Pakistan Cricket Board says it was not aware of any information relating to the safety of the Sri Lankan team, but reiterated its commitment to provide security.
Sri Lanka Cricket has sought the assistance of the government to conduct a ‘Reassessment’ of the security situation in Pakistan ahead of the National Team’s planned tour to Pakistan.
SLC in a statement said the decision was taken following a warning, the board received from the Office of the Prime Minister, sent via the Ministry of Sports.
The board said the warning highlights that the Office of the Prime Minister received reliable information of a possible terrorist threat on the Sri Lankan team, while touring Pakistan.
Accordingly, the SLC has been advised to take extreme care, and ‘reassess’ the situation, before embarking on the tour.
The PCB said on twitter “We have seen the SLC statement, but are not privy to any information or intelligence report relating to safety of the SL team”. The
The Pakistan Cricket Board reiterated its commitment to provide complete safety and security to the SL side and in this relation will continue to work with the SLC.
The Sri Lanka team was the target of an attack during a Test match in Pakistan’s Lahore in March 2009.
Six Sri Lankan players were injured when gunmen attacked their bus. Six Pakistan policemen and two civilians were killed.
Ten senior players have already opted out of the tour citing security concerns. Sri Lanka played one T20 match against Pakistan at Lahore in October 2017.
The latest statement from Sri Lanka Cricket came a short while after the board announced two squads for the three One-Day Internationals and the three T20 matches starting September 27.
Since the 2009 attack, a majority of international teams have refused to tour the South Asian country.