Sri Lanka to visit Lahore for a T20I

Sri Lanka and Pakistan will play two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is
Sri Lanka and Pakistan will play two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is
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Sri Lanka are all set to visit Pakistan for the first time in eight years for a Twenty20 International game that will be played in Lahore subject to security clearance.

This will be the first time Sri Lanka will be touring Pakistan since their team bus was attacked by gunmen in 2009.

In the last eight years, Zimbabwe has been the only full-member nation to have toured the Asian country in 2015 with Pakistan choosing the United Arab Emirates as their adopted home.

With International Cricket Council taking initiative to promote cricket in the country by sending a World XI team captained by Faf du Plessis for a three match T20Is against Pakistan, it is understood that the member boards will soon join the cause of helping the Pakistan Cricket Board host home games regularly.

The game will also be the final of the three T20I between the two teams and will be played on 29th October.

Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan will kick start their season on 28th September with a two match Test series to be played in Abu Dhabi while the second game in Dubai will turn out to be a day-night encounter.

The two teams will lock horns in a five match One-Day Internationals between 13th and 23rd October with Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah being the venues before the T20I series begins on 26th October.

Fixtures

First Test - 28th September to 2nd October, Abu Dhabi
Second Test - 6th to 10th October, Dubai (day-night)

First ODI - 13th October, Dubai
Second ODI - 16th October, Abu Dhabi
Third ODI - 18th October, Abu Dhabi
Fourth ODI - 20th October, Sharjah
Fifth ODI - 24th October, Sharjah

First T20I - 26th October, Abu Dhabi
Second T20I - 27th October, Abu Dhabi
Third T20I - 29th October, Lahore

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