The Sri Lankan Cricket board’s security team will be landing in Karachi on August 7 to inspect security plans for the forthcoming two-match Test series later this year.
The delegation will also visit Lahore, Islamabad and will submit a complete report to the Sri Lankan cricket board to finalize the venue for Tests which is slated to be played in October.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had sent an invitation to Sri Lanka to play the upcoming two-match Test series in their home-ground instead of at a neutral venue. 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.
It will mark the first Test played in the country since the attack in Lahore in 2009 which distant Pakistan as a cricketing destination, with no international matches held in the country for six years.
PCB has been gradually moving to revive the international cricket completely in Pakistan as the country hosted Zimbabwe, World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies since 2015. Whereas, they have also successfully hosted a number of Pakistan Super League games in Lahore and Karachi featuring prominent Pakistani and foreign cricketers.