Nic Pothas © AFP
Sri Lanka head coach Nic Pothas © AFP

The ongoing unrest between Sri Lankan players to tour Pakistan seems to have had no effect on the support staff. The support staff have now agreed to tour Lahore for the proposed third and final T20I against Pakistan.

As per a report on cricbuzz, the staff includes Hashan Thilakaratne (batting coach), Rumesh Ratnayake (bowling coach), Asanka Gurusinha (manager) and Nic Pothas (head coach), all of whom have played international cricket. All four received phone call from Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur.

Sri Lanka Cricket CEO, Ashley de Silva is likely to receive a personalised letter from all members of the support staff conveying their availability. This step by the Sri Lankan staff has made players stance on the tour leaner.

Earlier, it was reported that around 40 centrally contracted Sri Lankan players had in a letter to SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala asked for a change of venue.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) have expressed complete satisfaction in the arrangements made in Lahore for the match. The ICC will also be sending a match referee and an anti-corruption official.

The third T20I is slated to be played on October 29.