SLC to seek Government help following terrorist threat

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Sri Lanka Cricket, in a communique, said that a decision was taken to seek Government help following a warning it received from the Prime Minister’s office sent via the Ministry of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports.

The warning highlights that the Prime Minister’s office has received reliable information of a possible terrorist threat on the Sri Lankan team while touring Pakistan. Earlier, Lahiru Thirimanne was named Captain of the Sri Lankan ODI squad which will tour Pakistan while Dasun Shanaka will lead the T20 squad.

Sri Lanka Cricket’s 15-man squad for the ODIs include,

  • Lahiru Thirimanna
  • Dhanushka Gunethilaka
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Oshada Fernando
  • Shehan Jayasooriya
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Minod Bhanuka
  • Anjelo Perera
  • Wanidu Hasaranga

The team will also include;

  • Lakshan Sandakan
  • Nuwan Pradeep
  • Isuru Udana
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Lahiru Kumar