LAHORE - The security of the visiting Sri Lanka team has been doubled after the tourists expressed their concern over the security situation in Lahore due to the political turmoil led by the ineligibility of the Sharif Brothers. It was learnt that the Sri Lankan management asked the PCB to increase the security of the team after the political crises which cause widespread protests in Punjab. The situation developed concern among the visitors before their departure to Lahore from Karachi. One of the Sri Lankan official while talking to media at Karachi Press Club expressed the Sri Lankan management concern and informed the journalists of their request to the PCB for increase of security for the second and final test to be played at Lahore from March 1. However, the PCB has assured the visiting team of the foolproof security arrangements for the Lahore test, which a board official said that would be played as scheduled on March 1. The official said that despite sensing trouble following Supreme Court's ban on Nawaz Sharif contesting elections and his sibling Shahbaz continuing as Punjab Chief Minister, the Lahore match will be held as planned. However, security has bee increased for the test. The Sharif brothers hold considerable influence in Lahore and there is apprehension of widespread violence in the aftermath of the court's ruling. Following government's assurance, the PCB, however, has decided to go-ahead with the Test in Lahore. "At the moment the programme is on track. The teams will leave for Lahore in the afternoon while the crew of the official broadcasters for the series have already started transporting their gear and equipment from Karachi to Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium," a board official said. "The broadcasters had inquired from the Board if there was going to be any change in plan for the second Test scheduled to start from Sunday. They were told the match would be on schedule," he said. In the event of disturbances, he claimed that PCB has drawn up contingency plans. "One option is the second Test gets cancelled and the Sri Lankans return home or that the match is shifted to Karachi," he said. He also added that the Board is reluctant to shift the match because foreign teams had already stated their unwillingness to tour Pakistan due to security reasons. "What sort of message will we send out to the rest of the world if this series is affected by the political problems in Lahore and rest of Punjab," one Board official questioned.