Sri Lanka say security provided is adequate

Both skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Kuruppu expressed satisfaction at the security provided to them, though Kuruppu didn’t downright deny dashing off an e-mail to Fernando expressing his apprehensions.

Asked specifically if he had written to the Police Commissioner in Mumbai or to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the former Lankan skipper replied, “No, I have not contacted the Police Commissioner or the Cricket Board over security lapses or any such thing. We have been provided with security and we are satisfied with it.”

As Deccan Herald had reported on Sunday, Kuruppu had written neither to the Police Commissioner nor to the BCCI but to Major General Fernando, who then wrote to Vinay Kargaonkar, Additional. Commissioner, Protection & Security, forwarding Kuruppu’s complaints and observations regarding the security provided to the Sri Lankans in Mumbai last week.

Sangakkara was asked if he was satisfied with the security at hand. “We have been safe up till now, so probably the security is very good,” he replied, diplomatically. “What we understand is that there is nothing like 100 percent security. The Indian authorities are extremely competent and they are very experienced at providing security to teams. From what we have seen at the hotel, they are working hard to keep us safe.”

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