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Tuesday Dec 24 2019
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Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Matthews thanks security forces in Pakistan for safe tour

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Pakistan safe for cricket, says Angelo Matthews, as the Sri Lankan team departs. Photo: File

Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Matthews on Tuesday said Pakistan was safe for cricket and thanked the Special Services Group and all the other security forces for ensuring the safety and security of the cricket team in Pakistan. 

In a message posted on Twitter, the Sri Lankan cricketer thanked the people of Pakistan for the great hospitality and the law enforcement for the excellent security. 

Also read: Pakistan win homecoming Test series against Sri Lanka

"Thank you Pakistan for the great hospitality and excellent security. We were looked after so well and we felt safe as anywhere else in the world.Thanks to SSG and all the forces for ensuring our safety. Pakistan is safe for cricket," Matthews wrote in his post.

Pakistan on Monday celebrated the return of Test cricket in the country for the first time in a decade with a 263-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Test of a two-match series in Karachi, taking the series 1-0. 

The first Test in Rawalpindi had ended in a draw.

After the win against Sri Lanka in Karachi, the players of Pakistan cricket team had visited the Sri Lankan team dressing room to thank them for visiting Pakistan to play the Test series.  According to eye witnesses, each Pakistani player met every single Sri Lankan cricketer individually. 

“The player not only thanked them individually but also wished them all the best for the future series,” an official of the cricket board confirmed. 

Read also: Pakistani players thank Sri Lanka team for bringing Test cricket home