Reports of India influencing SL players false: Harin

11 September 2019 03:48 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sports Minister Harin Fernando today rejected the reports which said that India influenced Sri Lankan players not to play in Pakistan.

In a tweet, the Minister said, “No truth to reports that India influenced Sri Lankan players not to play in Pakistan. Some decided not to play purely based on the 2009 incident. Respecting their decision we picked players who were willing to travel. We have a full-strength team and we hope to beat Pakistan in Pakistan.”

Earlier, Pakistani Science and Technology Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry said India had threatened the players from Sri Lanka against participating in the upcoming series in Pakistan.

  Comments - 2

  • peter Thursday, 12 September 2019 09:05 AM

    Pakistan has conveniently forgotten the terrorist attack on SL players and is blaming India, as if Pakistan is a paradise

    dulan de silva Thursday, 12 September 2019 09:07 AM

    Of course majority of them has no place in IPL anyway. Last year only Malinga played from SL and year before only him and Tissera

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