Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

Sri Lanka skipper pulls out of Pakistan tour citing security reasons

Sri Lanka skipper pulls out of Pakistan tour citing security reasons

Though the players, all of whom have been awarded the central contract by their cricket board, did not explicitly refuse to tour Pakistan, they requested a change of venue due to security concerns.

The cricketers enjoyed the moment as the national cricket players gave Azam a cake facial.

The report also added that from the current squad playing the ODI series in UAE, only four Sri Lankan players - Thisara Perera, Dishad Munaweera, Ashan Priyanjan, Isuru Udana - have agreed to tour Pakistan, as of now.

But Sri Lanka were similarly found wanting with the bat and, despite Upul Tharanga replicating Babar's heroics by racking up an unbeaten 112, it was not enough to rescue a result for his side.

The Sri Lankan president said people of Sri Lanka sphere mutual feelings for Pakistan and he looks forward to deepen and broaden the interaction with Pakistan.

European Union imposes more sanctions on North Korea
The statement refers to the visit to South Korea this week by Julie Bishop and Marise Payne during which they met their counterparts and visited the truce-village of Panmunjom.

U.S. official not ruling out N.Korea talks
He added: "Confusion, concern and ultimately ... a lack of confidence" of the United States permeates through the region. Reed called on Trump to pursue diplomacy, warning of disastrous consequences if the situation deteriorates.

Bank of England's Ramsden says in no hurry to raise interest rates
July and August data showed consumer prices rose by 2.6% and 2.9% respectively-the highest since 2012. Inflation has actually trebled in the year from September 2016, when inflation was just 1 per cent.

After paceman Junaid Khan removed Niroshan Dickwella for three in the third over, spinners Shadab, Shoaib Malik (1/17) and Mohammad Hafeez (1/24) rocked the Sri Lankan batting with regular wickets. SLC had earlier announced that one squad would be picked to play all three T20Is versus Pakistan.

Gamage had Fakhar Zaman dismissed for 11 and Mohammad Hafeez for eight while Lakmal dismissed out-of-form Ahmed Shehzad for eight.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi confirmed on Monday that the Sri Lankan team is set to play the third T20 worldwide against Pakistan at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium.

According to a Cricbuzz report, Tharanga's withdrawal also makes him ineligible to play in the first two T20 global matches of the series in the UAE as selectors had earlier announced that they would pick one squad for all the T20 worldwide matches versus Pakistan.

Like this: