Sri Lanka confirm to play Test cricket in Pakistan


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have agreed to send their team to play a Test match in Lahore, Pakistan in October, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

According to the sources, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) held successful talks with SLC as now Pakistan will witness Test cricket after the gap of almost 10 years. Pakistan last played a Test at their home ground against the same opposition in 2009.

The PCB is also confident to host Sri Lanka for three ODIs and as many T20Is in Pakistan in December as they are trying to convince the SLC.

On the other hand, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have also given a positive response to the PCB to play two Tests and three T20Is in Pakistan in February. Bangladesh’s government will take the decision following the security situation in the country.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Super League (PSL) has paved the way for the PCB to revive international cricket in Pakistan. The final of PSL season two laid down the solid foundation for Pakistan to once again host high-profile cricket events in the country.

Pakistan have so far hosted PSL matches in Karachi and Lahore, World XI, West Indies, and Sri Lanka since 2017.