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Sri Lanka could replace NZ in Pakistan following cancellation



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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) would consider replacing New Zealand in Pakistan if they receive an invitation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) according to SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva.

Pakistan were all set to take on New Zealand for a white ball series, however, it was called off at the last minute following the security concerns cited by New Zealand. However, SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva said they would consider an invitation to replace New Zealand.

“As you all know PCB is a great friend of SLC and I am personally disappointed about the cancellation. I am very proud to say I went to Pakistan before sending our team in 2019 to observe the strength of their security,” Silva told the ‘Daily Mirror.

“It was unbelievable the protection they offer – they have all the latest security systems in place. You have hundreds of cameras all set and a person can’t even move without being noticed. So, I have full confidence about Pakistan security. So, if the PCB invites us, this is something we would seriously consider,” he added.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja was disappointed after New Zealand abandoned their first tour of Pakistan in 18 years.

“Crazy day it has been! Feel so sorry for the fans and our players. Walking out of the tour by taking a unilateral approach on a security threat is very frustrating. Especially when it’s not shared!! Which world is NZ living in??NZ will hear us at ICC,” said Raja.