Lanka Premier League 2021 Sri Lanka enhances security measures for Pakistani players

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Following the brutal murder of a Sri Lankan na-tional in Sialkot, Pakistan, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board has decided to enhance the security protocol for Pakistani players and coaches who are partici-pating in the Lanka Premier League 2021 — Sri Lanka’s franchise T20 cricket league.

A total of nine Pakistani cricketers — including Mohammad Hafeez, Muhammad Umar, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, and Sohaib Maqsood — and several coaching staff are partaking in the tourna-ment.

Other players include Anwar Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Usman Shinwari, and Ahmed Shahzad.
The tournament is taking place in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo and the town of Ham-bantota.

All the league stage matches will take place at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, while the playoff games are scheduled to take place at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Ham-bantota.

It should be noted that the LPL 2021 kick-started in Colombo today (December 5, 2021) with a match between Galle Gladiators and Jaffna Kings. The tournament will end on December 23.—Agencies

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