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Sri Lankan cricket team refuses to play in Pakistan over terror attacks

Sri Lanka's cricket team has refused to play the T20 tournament in Pakistan citing fears over the security situation in Lahore. 

"I had spoken to my Sri Lankan cricket counterpart during the ICC meetings and I had invited him to send his team to Lahore to play the T20 matches and start the series against Pakistan with rest of matches to be played in the UAE," the Pakistan Cricket Board chair, Shaharyar Khan was quoted by local press as saying. 

"I am a bit surprised at Sri Lankan's refusal because terror attacks are happening everywhere in the world and sports events are still going on. It is unfair to just single out Pakistan for security reasons."

A bomb attack took place in Lahore this week. 

In March 2009, the Sri Lankan cricket team was targetted as they travelled in Lahore.