Sri Lanka likely to play a Test in Pakistan
In the latest development in Sri Lankan cricket, the team is likely to return to Pakistan in a bid to play a one-off Test match. It has been more than a decade since militants attacked Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in the year 2009.
The two cricketing nations- Sri Lanka and Pakistan were originally scheduled to lock horns with each other at a neutral venue, but Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board sent a security representatives to visit Pakistan after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) gave them an offer to play at least one match in Pakistan, which will be the first of the World Test Championship.
As per a report by ESPNcricinfo, the security delegation gave Sri Lanka Cricket “very positive feedback” upon its arrival from Lahore and Karachi.
SLC CEO Ashley de Silva told the media that they received good feedback from the security team.
“The feedback we got from the security team was very positive,” SLC CEO Ashley de Silva told ESPNcricinfo. “We’ll be talking to the PCB about some alternatives before we arrive at a decision. The government will be consulted as well,” he said.
Pakistan was last seen hosting a Test match on home soil in the year 2009. International cricket in the nation was largely suspended after March that year itself when armed militants hurled bullets and grenades to assault the Sri Lanka team bus carrying the players to the Gaddafi Stadium.
However, Sri Lanka, in October 2017, did play a one-off T20I in Lahore, but without a number of important players in the squad.