Seven Sri Lankan cricketers have changed their mind to tour to Pakistan out of the forty contracted who earlier requested Sri Lankan Cricket Board to reconsider playing the last T20I match in Lahore. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ পাকিস্তানে খেলতে না গেলে দল থেকে বাদ!]
A top SLC official, therefore, released, “As of now, from the 22 players we had in mind, 15 have given consent to go to Lahore. We don’t want to upset their preparation for the third ODI which is on Wednesday. By Thursday, the day after the game, we will have a fair idea who is available. That will give us an opportunity to prune the squad to 15.”
Sri Lankan cricket authorities urged their confidence to send a balanced team for the one off T20I match in Lahore although they yet to gain the consent of skipper Upul Tharanga and star pacer Lasith Malinga.
SLC sources also said three players who are in the Caribbean with Sri Lanka ‘A’ team – Dasun Shanaka, Shean Jayasuriya and Wanindu Hasaranga too had agreed to be part of the Pakistan tour.
Meanwhile high SLC officials, on Monday, met to scrutiny the detailed security reports send by the International Cricket Council after the series against World XI who played three matches against Pakistan earlier this year.