Sri Lanka to reassess security situation in Pakistan over ‘possible terror threat’
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board on Wednesday said it was reassessing security situation in Pakistan over a possible terrorist threat on the Sri Lankan team.
Sri Lanka are scheduled to tour Pakistan for three ODIs and as many T20Is but the threat received by its Prime Minister’s office has put the tour under doubt.
According to a media release, SLC has sought the assistance of the Sri Lankan Government to conduct a reassessment of the security situation.
“The decision was taken following a warning, the SLC received from the Prime Minister’s Office, sent via the Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports,” the media release said.
“Accordingly, the warning highlights that the Prime Minister’s Office has received reliable information of a possible terrorist threat on the Sri Lankan team, while touring Pakistan.
“Hence, SLC has been advised to take extreme care, and ‘reassess’ the situation, before embarking on the said tour.”
‘PCB committed to provide complete safety to Sri Lankan players’
In response to Sri Lanka’s decision to reassess security situation, the Pakistan Cricket Board said that it wasn’t aware of any intelligence report.
The press release further added that the PCB is committed to providing complete security to Sri Lankan players.
“We have seen the SLC statement, but are not privy to any information or intelligence report relating to safety of the SL team,” the press release read.
“The PCB reiterates its commitment to provide complete safety and security to the SL side and in this relation will continue to work with the SLC.”