Sri Lanka Tour Of Pakistan 2019
|Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan in September-October 2019 for 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs|
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PCB and SLC confirm Sri Lanka Tour Of Pakistan 2019
Return of Test Cricket in Pakistan delayed once again
PCB and Pakistani cricket fans have been waiting to see test cricket returning to Pakistan for over 10 years. No test cricket has been played in Pakistan since Sri Lanka Cricket Team’s bus was attacked in Pakistan back in 2009.
After that unfortunate incident all international teams refused to visit Pakistan. With some great efforts of PCB and Pakistan’s security departments, in 2015, Zimbabwe became the 1st international team to visit Pakistan since 2009. As the security situations kept improving in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and then ICC World XI visited Pakistan for limited over series. Pakistan Super League also gradually returned to Pakistan as this year right games were played in Pakistan. A lot of international stars came with their respective franchises and expressed satisfaction over the security arrangement in Pakistan.
With Sri Lanka agreeing to play two test matches in Karachi, hopes of test cricket returning to Pakistan became alive after a decade but, Sri Lanka Cricket delayed it further after refusing to tour Pakistan for Test Matches. However it is still a good news for Pakistani fans that Sri Lanka is coming to play full limited over series. The test matches schedule in October have now been pushed to December. The venue for test cricket will be UAE.