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Sri Lanka deny India influence in its players not touring Pakistan

DNMUM442822 | 9/12/2019 | Author : Sidhant Sibal | WC :280

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New Delhi: Sri Lanka have rejected Pakistan’s assertion that some of their players dropped out of the tour to Pakistan under pressure from India.
Sri Lanka sports minister Harin Fernando in a tweet said, “No truth to reports that India influenced Sri Lankan players not to play in Pakistan.”
Explaining, “Some decided not to play purely based on 2009 incident. Respecting their decision, we picked players who were willing to travel.”
Pakistan’s federal minister for science Fawad Chaudhry had said,”Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they ‘ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse Pak visit” calling it a “really cheap tactic” on the part of Indian sports authorities.
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