Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka expected to visit Pakistan later this year

PCB official says ODIs and Twenty20s will be staged in Lahore in November or December

Islamabad: With the security situation improving in the country, Pakistani cricket fans having something to cheer for — as the Sri Lankan cricket team is expected to tour here at the end of this year.

Talking to APP, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official confirmed that the Sri Lankan cricket team is expected to tour Pakistan in November or December.

“Our Sri Lankan counterpart have expressed willingness in sending their team to Pakistan as the security situation is improving in the country,” he said.

He said the Sri Lankan team would be playing ODIs and Twenty20s against Pakistan which would be staged only in Lahore.

“The world had witnessed the type of security that was provided in the high-profile Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) final at Lahore. PSL final had proved a great breakthrough in reviving international cricket in Pakistan,” he said.

He said the World XI team would also be touring Pakistan in September which also includes foreign players from Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa.