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Kumar Sangakkara says Sri Lanka will make England tour safe next year

Daily Mail UK – Kumar Sangakkara is confident Sri Lanka will be able to host England’s scheduled tour next year despite security concerns raised by the recent Easter Sunday terrorist bombings.

Summary

  • Kumar Sangakkara is confident Sri Lanka will be able to host England’s scheduled tour next year despite security concerns raised by the recent Easter Sunday terrorist bombings.
  • Sangakkara, who has been appointed as the first non-British president of Marylebone Cricket Club, notes that some Pakistani players have never competed against other nations on home soil but is hopeful Sri Lanka will escape that scenario.
  • I was in the bus in 2009 when the Sri Lanka team got attacked and I understand the reservations and the security concerns that come after such an incident or even as an observer looking from the outside in.
  • ‘Sri Lanka has been through a lot in the past and has conducted cricket tours, including a World Cup, in very trying circumstances.
  • England launch their challenge to win a first World Cup when they meet South Africa at The Oval next Thursday and Sangakkara admires the transformation of their limited overs side.


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