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Ten Sri Lanka players, including Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga and captain Dimuth Karunaratne, have chosen out of their tour of Pakistan due to security issues.
The team are expected to play three one-day internationals along with three Twenty20 matches out of 27 September to 9 October.
Players were permitted to decide whether to take part after a security briefing.
Pakistan haven’t hosted on a Test on home soil since gunmen attacked the team bus of Sri Lanka in Lahore in 2009.
The strike left six security personnel and two civilians dead, while six players were injured.
“The meeting was aimed at telling the players concerning the security arrangements during the coming tour and also to find out their choice (possibly taking part or not) before the choice of squads for the ODI and T20I series,” a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) statement said.
Kusal Perera, niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Suranga Lakmal along with Dinesh Chandimal combined T20 skipper Malinga ODI captain Karunaratne and aide Mathews in choosing not to be part of this excursion.
Even the limited-overs leg of the series had been brought forward in August after an agreement between the SLC and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)along with two Tests pushed back, having originally been set to occur in October.

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