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Ten Sri Lanka players, including captain Dimuth Karunaratne, Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews, have chosen out of their tour of Pakistan due to security concerns.
The group are due to perform three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches out of 27 September to 9 October.
Players were permitted to determine whether to take part.
Pakistan haven’t hosted on a Test since Sri Lanka’s group bus was attacked by gunmen at 2009 in Lahore.
The strike left six security personnel and two civilians dead, while six players were injured.
“The meeting was geared toward telling the players concerning the security arrangements during the forthcoming tour and to learn their choice (possibly taking part or not) before the choice of squads for the ODI and T20I string,” a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) statement said.
Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Suranga Lakmal and Dinesh Chandimal joined ODI captain Karunaratne, T20 skipper Malinga and aide Mathews.
Even the limited-overs leg of the series had been awaiting in August following an agreement between the SLC and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)along with 2 Tests pushed backwards, with originally been set to happen in October.
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