Sri Lanka Cricket Board SLC says it receives terror attack threats ahead of Pak tour
The Sri Lanka cricket board SLC said that it receives threats and warnings that their national team could be the target of a terrorist attack during an upcoming tour of Pakistan as they receive terror attack.
The Sri Lanka Cricket board SLC said the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office advised him to reassess the situation after receiving reliable information from a possible terrorist threat against the national squad prior to the six-party limited-party tour.
He did not stop the tour but said he would seek a reassessment of the security situation of Sri Lankan government authorities.
The Sri Lanka team was the victim of a militant attack during a test match in Lahore, Pakistan, on March 2009. Six Sri Lankan players were injured when shooters attacked his bus, while six Pakistani policemen and two civilians killed.
Ten senior players have already opted out of the next tour for safety reasons.
Sri Lanka’s statement Cricket came shortly after the board announced two squads for the three one-day Internationals and the three T20 matches from September 27.
Since the 2009 attack, most international teams have refused to tour the country of South Asia.