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Lankan Board Dissolution and PCB

Written by Commoner on December 25th, 2008   (76 views)

Pakistan invited Sri Lanka for Tests and one-dayers after India cancelled a much-awaited tour of the country over last month’s terror attacks in Mumbai that has seriously strained relations between the two countries. It is also learnt that India is back-lobbying in India to cancel out the tour, and anther mishap has happened in Colombo.

Doubts over Sri Lanka’s planned tour of Pakistan have emerged in Colombo after the island’s sports minister Gamini Lokuge dissolved the body’s interim committee, chaired by former captain Arjuna Ranatunga. A caretaker chairman has been named in place of Ranatunga as the SL chief executive Duleep Mendis was away on holiday in Australia.

That and now PCB is trying to consolate the ICC over this newly arranged tour of Sri Lanka and a new confusion has aroused over the controversial statement of ICC chief. According to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) media release, during the conversation Lorgat “categorically denied” remarks he supposedly made about undertaking a security assessment of Pakistan ahead of their home series against Sri Lanka.

But there is one good news for the PCB:

Graeme Labrooy, secretary of the Sri Lanka Cricket Players’ Association, is reported in the Daily Mirror Tuesday saying that Mehala Jayawardene and the rest of the side had no ’safety concerns about touring Pakistan’.

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