Sri Lanka To Play Three ODI And Three T20I Games In Pakistan

Sri Lanka offers to play ODIs in Pakistan

Sri Lanka offers to play ODIs in Pakistan

The two-test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has been rescheduled for December, although Karachi and Lahore will host one-day internationals and Twenty20 matches between the countries in September and October.

Global teams have stayed away from Pakistan for a long time over security concerns. The Sri Lankans will then move to Lahore for three T20 matches starting on October 5 and the final match will be on October 9, with the second match scheduled for October 7. The Test matches on the tour are expected to happen to happen later this year.

Sri Lankan cricket has been mired in corruption scandals in recent years, including claims of match fixing ahead of an global Test against England last year.

"This is something that will contribute immensely to our revamped domestic cricket structure", said PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani.

He believed "some players were quite apprehensive", and that Sri Lanka would play only one of the two limited-overs series in Pakistan, and that the Tests would "definitely" be held in the UAE.

The ICC Chairman called on President Sirisena at the President's House yesterday (23) afternoon and assured that he would provide all necessary assistance to advance the sport of cricket in Sri Lanka.

The minister told Xinhua that ending the state of emergency will now portray a clear message to the world that Sri Lanka is safe for travel and they expected tourist arrivals to increase from the end of this month.

The Sri Lanka cricket team will arrive in Karachi on September 25 and following their matches in Lahore will fly home on October 10.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced schedule for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka at home, on Friday.

Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala and Sri Lanka Cricket President Shammi Silva were also present at the meeting. Eight people were killed during the ambush and several Sri Lankan players were also injured.

Test cricket was expected to return to Pakistan as the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)'s security delegation sent to inspect conditions in Pakistan had given a "very positive feedback" to the Sri Lankan cricket board.

The PCB chairman was pleased with the outcome of the discussion and thanked Sri Lanka for supporting them in their endeavors to revive worldwide cricket in Pakistan.

"The PCB and SLC have a long history of cricket relationship and friendship, and this decision only strengthens that bonding".

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