The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed displeasure with the recent statements made by Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva regarding security arrangements for his team during its recent Pakistan tour.
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The Sri Lanka cricket team returned home after a historic 3-0 whitewash against the top-ranked T20I team Pakistan. The PCB is said to have contacted Sri Lanka cricket officials and informed them that Presidential Level security was provided to their team during its Pakistan tour.
The PCB said the Sri Lankan cricket board rejected every proposal put forth by the PCB for arranging shopping tours, golf games and government hosted dinners for the hosts in Karachi and Lahore. PCB believes that Shami Silva has made inappropriate comments about security arrangements in Pakistan.
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According to Daily News, an English language Sri Lankan newspaper, Shammi Silva has said, “Pakistan is very happy and grateful to Sri Lanka for sending the team. But we have to assess and see whether it is viable to play Test matches there because they are of five days duration and the players have to be inside the hotel. I got fed up staying inside the hotel for about 2-3 days. We have to think about the players and support staff and how it will affect them.”
Sri Lanka are due to return to Pakistan for a Test series in December. But Silva said that the board would need to talk to the players