A senior official of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stated that some powerful players representing the Sri Lankan cricket team will not be participating in the one-day and Twenty20 Pakistan tour on September 25th.
The senior official said that accordingly, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Kusal Janith Perera and Niroshan Dickwella had informed the SLC that they would not join the Pakistan tour.
A special awareness program was held at the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today to discuss the security arrangements for the upcoming Pakistan tour.
A large number of players representing the national team participated in the event.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to appoint Lahiru Thirimanne as the captain of the team, as Dimuth Karunaratne has decided not to tour Pakistan.