The Srilankan Cricket Team is all set to tour Pakistan at the end of next month for three ODI matches and three T20 matches.
The ODI series will take place in Karachi’s National Stadium and will begin on 27th September, while the three T20 matches will happen in Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium starting on the 5th of October.
Initially, Srilanka was scheduled to play two World Test Championship matches in October. After which they would’ve returned to Pakistan for the ODI and T20 series. Now both teams will clash in December in Test Formats.
Sri Lanka will play Three ODIs and three T20Is against Pakistan from 27 September to 9 October, World Test Championship matches moved to December.
Karachi to host ODIs, while Lahore to stage T20Is
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“The PCB is pleased with the outcome of its discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket, which has supported Pakistan in its efforts and endeavours for the complete revival of international cricket,” PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani stated. “The tour for limited-overs matches will also provide Sri Lanka with an even better understanding of the ground situation before discussing schedule of the Tests.
“We are very grateful to Sri Lanka Cricket President Mr Shammi Silva, his board and players for responding positively to our request to play matches in Pakistan. The PCB looks forward to welcoming the Sri Lanka cricket team and assure them that they will be as well looked after as any other international sides of the past.”
“The upcoming matches will end the long await of the Pakistan cricket fans and supporters to watch modern day stars from both sides live in action. This is something that will contribute immensely to our revamped domestic cricket structure.”
Both series happening in Pakistan is great news for Cricket in Pakistan and the local fans which have deprived from First Class Cricket for quite a long time. Now things are looking on the up and up for Pakistan Cricket.
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