Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse has given green light for his national cricket team to tour Pakistan, Express News reported on Saturday.
According to Express News correspondent Yousuf Anjum, the Sri Lankan president told media that they are ready to send the Sri Lankan national team to Pakistan, but it is up to the boards of both the countries to sort out the dates and other intricacies for a tour.
Rajapakse reportedly said that relations between both Sri Lanka and Pakistan and their respective boards have always been excellent, and Sri Lanka was saddened by the fact that international cricket had stopped in Pakistan due to one unfortunate incident.
“We are ready to take the initiative in this and will be happy if international cricket resumes in Pakistan,” Rajapakse was quoted as saying.
The Sri Lankan national cricket team came under attack by militants as their bus made its way to the cricket stadium in Lahore for the third day of a Test match. At least eight people were killed in the attack and six Sri Lankan players were injured.
Correction: An earlier version of the article was running an editing error. The correction has been made.
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