In one of his tweets minister Fawad Chaudhry claimed that India threatened SL players that they’ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse Pakistan visit.
Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse Pak visit, this is really cheap tactic, jingoism from sports to space is something we must condemn, really cheap on the part of Indian sports authorities
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 10, 2019
This is really cheap tactic, jingoism from sports to space is something we must condemn, really cheap on the part of Indian sports authorities,” the minister said in his tweet.
It is to be seen that senior Players of Srilankan Team refused to come to Pakistan to play three T20Is and as many ODIs later this month.
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) gave a briefing to 30 players about the team’s tour to Pakistan. The board officials made sure to rope in the players’ interest to play in Pakistan.
Lasith Malinga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal and 10 other players have decided to withdraw from the tour of Pakistan.
It is pertinent to mention here that SLC had confirmed to send their team to Pakistan to play white-ball cricket. The sports minister of Sri Lanka Harin Fernando announced to travel with the team to reduce the fear of players.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started preparations for the tour as three ODIs are scheduled in Karachi on Septemeber 27, 29 and October 2 while three T20Is will take place in Lahore on October 5, 7 and 9.
The tickets for the tour will go on sell in mid-September. Rs 500 is the minimum price for the ticket while the expensive ticket will be of Rs 8000.