Sri Lanka vows to go ahead with Pakistan tour

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 22, 2017

Amidst players' fall-out, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has named Thisara Perera as Twenty20 worldwide (T20I) skipper for series against Pakistan. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat but their batting line-up was once again shown up in poor light as they were blown away for 173 in 43.4 overs.

The Twenty20 final in Lahore will be the first time a Sri Lanka squad has played in Pakistan since gunmen staged a deadly assault on their team bus in March 2009.

The board has played down speculation in local media that coach Nic Pothas and team physiotherapist Nirmalan Dhanabalasingham will also not travel to Pakistan. Pakistan romped Sri Lanka by 113 runs.

"We are going to be in Pakistan for just over a day, but it is very important for us to go there and revive global cricket in South Asia".

Pakistan are proving to be too hot to handle for Sri Lanka in the ODI format. Lakmal and Kapugedara survived the 2009 attack. Perera had a successful trip with the World XI side last month to Pakistan.

The World XI series was part of Pakistani efforts to bring worldwide cricket back to the country. This series has been spread across two cities, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

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