Terror threat could shorten cricketers’ careers: Lanka coach

April 21st, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Apr.21 (ANI): The threat of terrorism could lead to some cricketers cutting short their international careers, said Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss.

Bayliss was in the team bus that came under attack in Lahore last month from terrorists, believed the fear of future attacks could lead to players curtailing their careers.

“I am sure that will be the case. It will probably be an individual’s choice. If we happen to have a tour to a certain country and there is a little bit of a threat I am sure that some of those players will have that in the back of their minds.I am pretty sure that will be an individual thing,” AAP quoted Bayliss, as saying.

The father of two is currently enjoying some time off in Sydney before flying back to Sri Lanka on May 10 to resume his duties ahead of the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in England from June 5-21.

“Obviously it is hard to know how everyone will react the first time we jump back in the bus on the way to the ground somewhere,” he said.

Bayliss said it was a good sign that many of his star players were back in action in the Indian Premier League in South Africa. (ANI)

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