Sri Lanka players reluctant to visit Pakistan for one-off T20I: reports

Sri Lanka, players ,reluctant, to visit Pakistan, for, one-off, T20I:,reports

Sri Lanka will visit Pakistan for one-off T20I

Sri Lankan players, who are supposed to play the third and final T20I against Pakistan in Lahore on October 29, have signed a letter to request the board to move the match to a neutral venue.

However, ESPNcricinfo reported on Saturday that Sri Lanka Cricket believes it can convince the players to visit Pakistan for the one-off T20I.

When contacted, a Pakistan Cricket Board official said: “The Sri Lankan cricket board gave us a go ahead after the ICC meeting, so they will not back off from their word. All the players will have to listen to the board, but if a player resists from visiting then replacements will be sent. Whatever happens, a Sri Lankan team will visit Pakistan.”

The Islanders are currently playing a five-match ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE where they are 1-0 down courtesy Babar Azam’s century on Saturday.

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Earlier, Dinesh Chandimal’s side beat Pakistan 2-0 in the two-match Test series in the UAE.

The teams are scheduled to play three T20Is after the ODI series ends on October 23.

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