Sri Lanka brings international cricket back to Pakistan

LAHORE: Tens of thousands of security will be sent in Lahore on Sunday when Sri Lanka turn into the first major cricket team to visit Pakistan since they were focused in a dangerous trap in 2009, with assault survivors among those coming back to the scene. A few Sri Lankan players and authorities, including their head mentor, have quit the Twenty20 apparatus, after some voiced worry about security following progressing militant attacks.

However, Asanka Gurusinha and Hashan Tillakaratne, who came under gunfire in 2009 and are presently Sri Lanka’s team manager and batting mentor, will be with the squad as it is transported all through Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium under overwhelming watchman.

Pakistan’s Ahsan Raza, a hold umpire in 2009 who was among those shot and required crisis surgery to repair a fallen lung and harmed liver will also be on the field.

Sunday’s game, the third and last T-Twenty with the other two played in UAE comes after Lahore also hosted the current year’s Pakistan Super League last and a coincidental fixture amongset Pakistan and a World XI a month ago.