Babar, Shadab heroics give Pakistan win in ODI

Babar, Shadab heroics give Pakistan win in ODI

Babar, Shadab heroics give Pakistan win in ODI

"Having been fully satisfied with the stringent security measures in place, the SLC ExCo unanimously chose to play the 3rd T20 in Lahore on the 29th October", the SLC said in the statement.

Though the players, all of whom have been awarded the central contract by their cricket board, did not explicitly refuse to tour Pakistan, they requested a change of venue due to security concerns.

The SLC said over the past two months it had conducted a thorough evaluation with the assistance of the governments of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board and independent security experts.

Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga became the first Sri Lankan and 11th batsmen in ODI history to carry his bat through an innings with a fighting 144-ball 112 not out with 14 boundaries - registering his 15th ODI century.

According to a Cricbuzz report, Tharanga's withdrawal also makes him ineligible to play in the first two T20 global matches of the series in the UAE as selectors had earlier announced that they would pick one squad for all the T20 worldwide matches versus Pakistan.

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Earlier, a letter was signed by 40 Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) contracted players, including most in the current squad, to president Thilanga Sumathipala, expressing the unwillingness to travel to Pakistan.

The Oct. 29 match will be the first played in Pakistan by Sri Lanka-or any other top worldwide team-since militants ambushed its team bus en route to the Lahore stadium in 2009, wounding at least seven players.

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat in the second day-night global against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Thisara Perera was part of the ICC World XI side that played three T20Is in Pakistan.

That Sri Lanka will tour for the match was confirmed earlier in the day by PCB chief Najam Sethi.

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