Colombo: Ten of Sri Lanka’s prime gamers opted out of the Pakistan tour beginning September 27, following a safety briefing with the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board.
T20I skipper Lasith Malinga, together with former captains Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, Suranga Lakmal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella have been the ten to choose out.
“Sri Lanka Cricket right this moment held a gathering with gamers, who have been chosen as a part of a preliminary squad to pick out the group, which shall be touring Pakistan to play three ODIs and as many T20i matches, ranging from September 27 to October 9, 2019.
“The assembly was geared toward informing the gamers concerning the safety preparations, through the forthcoming tour and in addition to seek out out their ‘decision’ (both participating or not), earlier than selectors sit for the choice of squads for the ODI and T20i sequence.
Former Sri Lanka Air Drive Commander, Marshal Air Roshan Goonetileke, who’s the Chief Safety Advisor of the SLC, briefed the gamers concerning the safety scenario in Pakistan and the safety preparations PCB plans on implementing throughout Sri Lanka group’s tour of that nation, while Chairman of the Nationwide Choice Panel Mr. Ashantha De Mel, defined concerning the choice coverage for future excursions.
He mentioned, gamers shall be given the liberty to determine on both participating or not within the forthcoming Pakistan tour,” a media launch on Sri Lanka Cricket’s official web site mentioned.
Sri Lanka are slated to play three ODIs in Karachi on September 27, 29 and October 3, and as many T20Is in Lahore on October 5, 7 and 9 through the tour, earlier than returning in December for the Check sequence that shall be part of the World Check Championship.