The proceeded with refusal of senior Sri Lankan players including skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, Lasith Malinga and Angelo Matthews to visit Pakistan for a restricted over arrangement in the not so distant future has left the PCB experts stressed.
In spite of the fact that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made no official remark on the senior Sri Lanka players’ accessibility, sources in the board said they are in contact with the Sri Lankan board authorities and Sports Minister Harin Fernando.
“In fact it is an inner matter of the Sri Lankan board so we can’t remark on it. However, most importantly the visit is on from 25th September and we are making all arrangements to have them in Karachi and Lahore,” an official source said.
He said Pakistan would acknowledge whatever group the Sri Lankan board sends for the three One-day Internationals and three T20s.
Media reports have guaranteed that Test and ODI skipper Karunaratne, T20 commander Malinga and senior genius Matthews have educated the Sri Lankan board they won’t visit Pakistan in light of security concerns.
The groups of the three players are said to be awkward with the possibility of them playing in Pakistan which is justifiable since it was in March, 2009 that psychological militants assaulted the Sri Lankan group transport in Lahore, prompting Pakistan’s separation as a worldwide cricket goal.
A source in the PCB said that the Sri Lankan Sports Minister had called the three players for a gathering on Monday wherein they would be guaranteed of the full security plans to be made for the visit
Fernando himself has offered to visit with the group from September 25 to October 9.
In any case, clearly neither the Minister nor the Sri Lankan board can drive any player to make the visit.
Just because since 2009, the PCB is planning to have a top level group for an appropriate two-sided arrangement that includes ODI and T20 arrangement.
The Sri Lankan group had come down to Lahore for a day to play a solitary T20 coordinate in October, 2017 while the ICC World Eleven and West Indies have likewise played short T20 arrangement in Pakistan over the most recent two years.
Be that as it may, this is the first run through in quite a while, a top group will be in Pakistan for over about fourteen days.
The Sri Lankan and Pakistan sheets consented to the restricted over arrangement after the previous at first dismissed a solicitation to play two rounds of the ICC World Test Championship in Pakistan.
The Sri Lankans are set to audit the security courses of action for the coming constrained over arrangement dependent on which they would then take a choice on whether to play the Tests in December in Pakistan or in the UAE.