Sri Lankan president gives green light for Pakistan cricket tour


Sri Lankan President Rajapakse says he would be happy if international cricket returns to Pakistan. Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse has given a green light for his national cricket team to tour Pakistan. 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, however due to an unfortunate incident no international cricket has stopped in Pakistan and that Sri Lanka is sad about this. “We are ready to take the initiative in this and will be happy if international cricket resumes in Pakistan,” Anjum quoted Rajapakse. The Sri Lankan national cricket team came under attack from 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.