In 2009, the Sri Lankan cricket team was hit by a terrorist attack during its visit to Lahore in which six members of the national team were injured.

New Delhi: Sri Lanka has rejected Pakistan's claim that some of its players quit the tour of Pakistan under pressure from India. Sri Lankan Sports Minister Harin Fernando commented in a tweet that, "There is no truth to the report that India influenced Sri Lankan players not to play purely on the basis of the 2009 incident. Respecting their decision We chose players who were willing to travel. "

Pakistan's federal minister Fawad Chaudhary had said, "Informed sports commentators told me that India has threatened SL players that they will be forced out of the IPL if they do not refuse the Pak trip", calling it "in fact Affordable strategy "stated. Of Sports Authorities of India.

10 Sri Lankan cricketers have opted out of the upcoming Pakistan tour due to security fears. These players were Niroshan Dikwela, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne.

The former Sri Lankan Airforce commander, Marshal Air Roshan Gonnetilke, briefed the players about the security situation in Pakistan and the implementation of the PCB's plans during the Sri Lankan team's tour of that country. Marshal Air Roshan is the Chief Security Advisor of the Sri Lankan national cricket team. Sri Lanka Cricket will tour Pakistan from September 27 to October 9 to play 03 ODIs and 03 T20 matches, but will include only those players who opted to leave.

In 2009, the Sri Lankan cricket team was hit by a terrorist attack during its visit to Lahore in which six members of the national team were injured.

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