x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Sri Lanka happy with security plans

Sri Lanka's players are happy to travel to Pakistan early next year despite the International Cricket Council's planned independent review of security arrangements

Sri Lanka's players are happy to travel to Pakistan early next year despite the International Cricket Council's planned independent review of security arrangements, according to Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee chairman Arjuna Ranatunga. Sri Lanka are poised to travel to Pakistan for a three-Test series and five one-day internationals to fill the void created by India's withdrawal due to security concerns.

The ICC will conduct an independent assessment of security arrangements before allowing umpires and referees to journey to Pakistan, but Sri Lanka's players have no such concerns. "They are more than happy to tour Pakistan and play the series there," said the former captain Ranatunga. "I have talked with all the leading players and they expressed their willingness to play in Pakistan. "The Sri Lanka board is happy with the security arrangements being made for the players during their stay and we are ready to play as many matches in Pakistan as you want."

* PA Sport