Sri Lanka's Cricket Manager Asanka Gurusinha has said the board is trying to get in as many top players as possible for the team's scheduled Twenty20 International in Lahore later this month. 40 contacted players, including captain Upul Tharanga have refused to travel to Lahore.
"SLC will be speaking to most of the players to find the best way forward. It seems like we will be there in Lahore for less than 24 hours. We are flying in and flying out. We are hoping that some of the players who had concerns will seriously look at it. There are lot of positives taking place I should say. It is not nice to name the players but there were positive feedback from certain players,” Gurusinha told Cricbuzz. "
"We have to look at both sides. SLC wanted security clearance and once that is done, the board has to send the players. SLC now will tell the selectors the process that should take place. It is a tough choice for the players. The players will seriously look at it and hopeful they will look at it favourably," Gurusinha added to Cricbuzz.
Sri Lanka are likely to pick a provisional 22 member squad by Tuesday and then cut it down to 15 by October 20.
--By A Cricket Correspondent