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Reluctant Sri Lanka Announced ODI And T20I Squad For Pakistan Tour

September 12, 2019: Sri Lanka announced ODI and T20I squad for Pakistan Tour. Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka will lead the ODI and T20Is teams, respectively.

Sri Lanka cricket board announced ODI and T20I squad for Pakistan Tour

Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka will lead the ODI and T20I teams since Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga refused to tour Pakistan over security concernsSri Lanka Announced ODI And T20I Squad For Pakistan Tour

  • ODI Squad
Sri Lanka ODI Squad for Pakistan tour. #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/eZjOux69Di
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 11, 2019

  • T20I Squad

 

Sri Lanka T20I Squad for Pakistan tour. #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/IhjXVvafMr
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 11, 2019

Highlights

  • Lahiru Thirimanne will lead the Sri Lanka in ODIs in the absence of Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Dasun Shanaka will lead the Sri Lanka in T20Is in the absence of Lasith Malinga
  • Sri Lanka will play three ODIs in Karachi and three T20Is in Lahore from September 25 to October 9.

SLC To Reassess Security in Pakistan

Prime Minister’s office has found warnings of possible terrorist threats on Sri Lankan team while touring Pakistan from a reliable source. Hence, SLC has been advised to take “extreme care” and reassess the security situations in Pakistan before embarking on the said tour.
SLC has sought the assistance of Sri Lanka government to reassess the security situation in Pakistan.
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