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SL prez ok with cricket team’s tour of Pakistan

The 2009 Lahore terror attack is yet to become even a distant memory but Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has reportedly given his consent to the country’s cricket team touring Pakistan again. According to the “Express Tribune”, the Sri Lankan President told the media that his government was ready to send the team to Pakistan.

But Rajapakse reportedly made it clear that the final decision rested with the two boards. He said it was up to the boards of both the countries to sort out the dates and other intricacies for a tour. “We are ready to take the initiative in this and will be happy if international cricket resumes in Pakistan,” the newspaper quoted Rajapakse as saying.

No Test-playing nation has visited Pakistan since March 2009 when terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, killing six policemen and a van driver.
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