PCB announces revamped schedule for series against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will play three ODI matches in Karachi at the National Stadium on September 27, 29 and October 2.

Sri Lanka will arrive in Karachi on September 25 where it will play three ODIs on September 27, 29 and October 2. The Test matches on the tour are expected to happen to happen later this year.

"The tour for limited-overs matches will also provide Sri Lanka with an even better understanding of the ground situation before discussing the schedule of the tests".

The PCB, on the other hand, has said that Sri Lanka Cricket has not informed them about their final decision yet but it is believed the Test series is off the Pakistan's revival itinerary.

As a result, the two-match Test series which is slated to take place between the two sides in October and which Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wanted to be played in its country have been pushed to December.

Sri Lankans involved in gambling firms will be barred from the nation's cricket governing body as officials bid to eradicate match-fixing scandals that have dogged the sport, the government said Thursday.

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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 fly back home from Lahore on October 10. The PCB was confident that the Sri Lankan Cricket Board would send the team to Pakistan to play the Test match.

For all the promising developments in terms of increasing global cricket in Pakistan over the past two years or so, convincing a team to play a Test match in the country has proved hard.

He expressed gratitude to Silva "for responding positively to our request to play matches in Pakistan". A number of Lankan players got injured in the incident.

Silva said that the security team had given a positive report about security arrangements in Karachi and Lahore which "made our job of decision-making easy".

"The safety and security of its players is the responsibility of the SLC, which it takes very seriously", Silva was quoted as saying. Further, he went on thank Sri Lanka for visiting Pakistan and also assured that they will be handing the top-class security to the Sri Lankan team.

  • Lawrence Cooper