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Sri Lankan Board Approves Pakistan Tour Next Month

Colombo (August 15, 2017): Sri Lanka’s Cricket Board has approved the national cricket squad tour of Pakistan next month to play three T-20 matches.

The chief of Sri Lanka Cricket Board Thilanga Sumathipala said in a statement issued here yesterday that after a security assessment the team has been cleared to play the three-match series in Pakistan next month.

We would like to play at least one of these games in Lahore, he added. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board’s approval awaits Sri Lankan government’s nod now.

If Sri Lanka visits Pakistan it would be help international cricket return to the country which has been playing most of its home international matches in the United Arab Emirates in the last eight years due to the security situation after terrorists attacked a bus carrying Sri Lankan players in Lahore in 2009. Six players were wounded while six security men and two civilians were killed in the attack.

Except a short tour by Zimbabwe in 2015 the international cricket stayed away from Pakistan since that deadly  terror attack in 2009.

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