Sri Lanka hopeful of going ahead with its Pakistan tour
COLOMBO:Sri Lanka,s cricket board remains hopeful of going ahead with its tour of Pakistan but will await the final all-clear from the defence ministry.
Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan de Silva said he was satisfied with the security arrangements of their hosts, but reports last week of a possible terror attack had been referred to the defence ministry for investigation.
The Sri Lanka team was the target of an attack during a Test match in Pakistan s Lahore in March 2009. Six Sri Lankan players were injured when gunmen attacked their bus. Six Pakistan policemen and two civilians were killed.
Since the attack, a majority of international teams have refused to tour the South Asian country.
Sri Lanka played one T20 match against Pakistan at Lahore in October 2017.
De Silva told AFP: “Earlier last month I visited Pakistan along with our security consultant and we were satisfied with the arrangements.
“They have promised security reserved for a head of state.”