Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani allayed concerns that the Sri Lankan team would back out from the forthcoming tour a day after Sri Lanka Cricket reported receiving “warnings” of a terror bid, saying that the team have “committed to coming here”.
“Our discussions with the Sri Lankan board are ongoing. There has been no negative feedback from them; they are just speaking with [their] government for final clearance. They have not told us any more than this,” said the PCB chairman on Friday during a press conference.
“And they have not at all said they won’t come. So we have complete confidence they will come and God-willing all matches will take place in Pakistan,” said Mani.
“As far as speculation that they are sending a “second strength” team is concerned, team selection is a home team prerogative. For me, what matters is that international matches are taking place in Pakistan. They have committed to coming here,” he stressed.
More to follow.