​Red box security if SL cricket team visits Pakistan

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Pakistan said that if the Sri Lankan cricket team tours Pakistan, they would be accorded memorable welcome and would be given red box security.

Pakistan’s Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) minister Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada Saturday termed Sri Lanka as his second home and described them as Pakistan's very close friends and said he was rooting for Sri Lanka alongside Pakistan in the World Cup.

Riaz expressed these views while talking exclusively with Pakistan based The Nation on Saturday.

He said Sri Lankans always stands by Pakistan through thick and thin and they are very grateful to them.

“Despite attack on their cricket team in the unfortunate Lahore incident, they never turn their backs on Pakistan.

We salute their gesture and will never forget their brotherly treatment rendered to Pakistan in all the sporting fields.

Whenever Pakistan wanted Sri Lankan teams weather cricket table tennis, football or any other sports they always responded in positive manner.”

 “Now by the grace of God and with superb efforts by our Army after operation Zarb-e-Azb, things are quite different and security situation is far better.
We would left no stone unturned and initiate best possible measures to ensure no repeat of that bizarre Lahore incident.

” Riaz said Zimbabwe are willing to tour Pakistan, which is not only great positive sign but also shows that international teams trust current government.
“I am sure international cricket return to Pakistan would help people to get over that dark days period when nobody was ready to tour Pakistan.
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  • sanimal Monday, 13 April 2015 09:21 AM

    yes I think we should get them safely.

    Ramesh Jayaratne Sunday, 12 April 2015 08:32 AM

    I think we (Sri Lanka - Cricket Team) should tour Pakistan, the people there should be given a 2nd chance ... but I would suggest the Sri Lankan Army Special Forces or the commandos should handle the 1st inner ring security of tge team .. we cant lose our boys for any reason .. they hv their families ...

    Lawry Sunday, 12 April 2015 07:23 PM

    Let the player decide not the management.

    Dayawathie Sunday, 12 April 2015 08:40 AM

    Great gesture, but will our boys be in a relaxed atmosphere to play good cricket ?.

    saman Sunday, 12 April 2015 09:27 AM

    Pakistan is a very dangerous place to be as we all know. IF SL decides to send a team to Pakistan because of political reasons, players should be allowed to make a decision if they are will to go there. Players who say no should not be punished.

    Jan Sunday, 12 April 2015 09:29 AM

    Then perhaps you should tour there by yourself!

    ANTON Sunday, 12 April 2015 09:49 AM

    I THINK PAKISTAN IS THE BEST FRIEND OF SRILANKA , WE MUST TOUR THERE. THEY ARE NOT OPPORTUNISTIC LIKE INDIANS.

    we support Pakistan Sunday, 12 April 2015 09:29 PM

    we sri lankan always support Pakistan team than india

    Bull Dog Sunday, 12 April 2015 10:17 AM

    Dont go. There are far too many terrorist factions operating and you can never predict what will happen. via DM Android App

    tsham Sunday, 12 April 2015 11:56 PM

    imagine playing cricket surrounded by commandos heavy security...stf..anyway cricket should return hopefully at least in the near future.with a good cricketing environment..bats cannot mix with guns. via DM Android App

    Tulsidas Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:53 PM

    If Pakistan is not a safe place for whatever reason, India is also not a good country - too many cheaters, thieves and beggars, hence you are not safe there either!!!

    Bala Sunday, 12 April 2015 12:20 PM

    Nor the Chinese to give loans at exhorbitant rates and pass 25% to (u no hoo).

    Prem Nath Sunday, 12 April 2015 01:10 PM

    Sri Lankan cricket team should not tour Pakistan at present.Pakistan may be a friendly country,but where security is concerned,there are severe doubts.

    Wijaya Kannangara Monday, 13 April 2015 05:40 AM

    Magnanimity is commendable but not at the expense of lives especially the national cricketers. Lets get their views and not the Government or the management.

    asoka Monday, 13 April 2015 03:54 PM

    ok ramesh...i will try my best...

    Vipul Prasad de Silva Monday, 13 April 2015 06:33 AM

    It is very important to stop the violence and increase spirit of the game. We Sri Lankans important to improve the spirit of sports not only the game cricket....

    Aba Jayasekera Sunday, 12 April 2015 01:40 PM

    Great gesture. All the more because we are the ones who were assaulted. I agree that a group of the best STF commandos must accompany them !

    Phulip Sunday, 12 April 2015 01:52 PM

    No brains are we crazy to tour Pakistan u cannot even walk in their street without a blast. Sorry but this is not possible forever it seems in PAK situation

    Nimal Monday, 13 April 2015 07:26 AM

    It mean If something happen, bodies will be put in Red box and return to Srilanka ??

    Bala Monday, 13 April 2015 07:35 AM

    In 1996 World Cup Pakistan people in the streets fully supported us in the series when we played India and the Aussies in Lahore. Next to their own country, they support us second.

    Rana Monday, 13 April 2015 07:45 AM

    I think Both team officials should sit together and decide. Visiting team should be taken into confidence if team players have no issue then the management should not have any issue. They should visit Pakistan to help reviving international cricket in this cricket loving country but with appropriate security arrangements.

    indeewara Monday, 13 April 2015 08:20 AM

    sacrificing our cricketers life for the sake of politiks,few terrorists can change road map of good will forever

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 13 April 2015 09:13 AM

    Cut your bullshit ideas, why the heck go in the first place.


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