Pakistan cricketers party ahead of Sri Lankan encounter


If the government is confident of the security situation, then the President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe should also travel to Lahore and attend the Gadafi Stadium.

Shadab, who scored 14 not out in his only previous innings, played a support role during which he hit just one boundary off 68 balls.

Colombo/Karachi: Sri Lanka will travel to Lahore for the final T20I against Pakistan on 29 October, despite top players expressing their reservations on travelling to the country, where the national team was attacked by terrorists in 2009. "SLC is expected to tell [chief of selectors] Graeme [Labrooy] what the next step forward is", Gurusinha said. There are lots of positives taking place. "It is not nice to name them, but there has been positive feedback from most of the players".

"Accordingly, the selection committee of the SLC will finalize a squad of 22 by Tuesday and announce the final 15 on Friday", the SLC said in a statement.

The Oct. 29 match will be the first played in Pakistan by Sri Lanka-or any other top worldwide team-since militants ambushed its team bus en route to the Lahore stadium in 2009, wounding at least seven players. He is unlikely to play the third ODI but will be in contention for the last two games in Sharjah.

"SLC will be speaking to the players to find the best way to handle it". It seems like we will be there in Lahore for only for 24 hours. "We are hoping that some of the players who had concerns will seriously take a look at it".

Pakistan delegation was headed by the Tehmina Janjua while the Sri Lankan side was led by their Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam. Both sides concurred to expand the ambit of Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement. Had they not come down, I am not too sure whether Kenya and Zimbabwe would have honoured their World Cup fixtures. "The security has been cleared".