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Sri Lankan Cricket Team Fears Terror Attacks Ahead Pakistan Tour


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Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:59 GMT

Sri Lanka's cricket board said on Wednesday, September 11th, it has received threats that the national team could be targeted during the upcoming tour in Pakistan, reported AFP.

The board said that it was told to "reassess the situation" as "reliable information of a possible terrorist threat" against the national squad was received by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's Office. 

It stopped short of calling off the tour, but said a reassessment of the security situation would be sought from Sri Lankan government authorities.

The Sri Lankan team was the victim of a militant attack during a Test match in Pakistan's Lahore when a gunman attacked the players' bus to injure six players after killing six Pakistani policemen and two civilians back in 2009.

Ten senior players decided not to join the tour over security concerns.

The statement from Sri Lanka Cricket came a short while after the board announced two squads for the three One-Day Internationals and the three T20 matches starting September 27th.

Since the 2009 attack, several international teams have refused to tour the South Asian country.

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