Bandula Warnapura, Javed Miandad to attend first Pak-SL Test in Rawalpindi


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Sri Lanka’s Bandula Warnapura and Javed Miandad of Pakistan in a historic first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi, scheduled from December 11-15.

Both the former cricketers will be honored for their services to their countries. Warnapura and Miandad were the skippers of their respective teams in the first-ever Test between both the countries in March 1982 at National Stadium Karachi (NSK).

Pakistan had won that Test by 204 runs after scoring 396 and 301-4d. Sri Lanka scored 344 and 149.

The PCB’s chairman on the occasion said: “I am most grateful to the two distinguished cricketers for accepting our invitation to attend the historic occasion despite their busy schedules. This means a lot to Pakistan and its cricket followers across the globe.”

It must be noted here that the Test cricket is returning to Pakistan after a gap of almost 10 years. Apart from Rawalpindi, Karachi will witness the red-ball cricket’s return as the NSK is all set to host the second and last Test from December 19.