On Wednesday, Sri Lanka’s cricket board said that it has received warnings that it could be the target of a terror attack during an upcoming tour of Pakistan.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office had received “reliable information of a possible terrorist threat” against the national squad ahead of the six-match limited overs tour, the board said.
The PCB said on Twitter, “We have seen the SLC statement, but are not privy to any information or intelligence report relating to safety of the SL team,”
“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.”
During a Test match in Lahore in March 2009, Sri Lanka team was the target of an attack. Gunmen attacked their bus in which 6 Sri Lankan players were injured. Six Pakistan policemen and two civilians were killed.
10 senior players have already opted out of the tour citing security concerns.