Pakistan’s Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhary, had recently alleged that India was forcing Sri Lankan players for not touring to Pakistan. He had also tweeted that Indian “sports authorities” were resorting to cheap tactics.
Sri Lanka Sports Minister Harin Fernando, however, said that the Indian Sports Authorities never tried to influence the Sri Lankan cricket team’s decision of travelling to Pakistan for the limited-overs series.
Fernando on Tuesday refused any suggestions that says that the BCCI had issued a threat to their players that they will be expelled from the cash-rich IPL, if they toured Pakistan.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) still sent the team for an ODI series though the country’s top players opted out of the tour.
Fernando said that the BCCI had never tried to influence their decision and Fawad’s tweet perched him in a tough situation.