PCB offers to host Sri Lanka for Tests in Pakistan

first_img Indo-Asian News Service LahoreMay 29, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 10:34 IST Ejaz Butt the PCB chairman. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIn the last few years, Pakistan has made efforts for the return of international cricket in the countryInternational cricket was put on hold in Pakistan after the Sri Lankan team was attacked by gunmen in March 2009Last December, PCB was awarded the hosting rights to the 2020 Asia CupThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made contact with Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) officials and has offered to host them for a two-Test series in Pakistan later this year.According to The Dawn, PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan has made contact with Sri Lankan cricket board’s officials in a bid to convince them to move their end-of-the-year Test series from the UAE to Pakistan.The report quoted sources as saying that the PCB MD, on the sidelines of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in Singapore on Tuesday, asked Sri Lankan officials to send to Pakistan its delegation which can then be briefed regarding security plans and arrangements.Over the last few years, PCB has stepped up its efforts for the return of international cricket in the country. They have hosted PSL matches an ICC World XI (2017) and West Indies (2018), for three-match T20 series, and Sri Lanka (2017) for a one-off T20. However, not a single Test has been played in Pakistan in recent years.International cricket was put on hold in Pakistan after touring Sri Lankan team was attacked by gunmen on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on the third morning of the second of the two Tests in March 2009.However, last December, PCB was awarded the hosting rights to the 2020 Asia Cup.Recently, Pakistan was in talks with New Zealand and Australia for hosting. However, after showing initial interest, both boards later backed out.Also Read | New Zealand vs West Indies Highlights, CWC 2019 Warm-Up MatchAlso Read | World Cup 2003: Unstoppable Australia successfully defend their World Cup trophyAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)Follow Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC)Follow Wasim Khan PCB offers to host Sri Lanka for Tests in PakistanPakistan Cricket Board has made a contact with Sri Lankan Cricket officials and has offered to host them for 2 Tests in Pakistan later this yearadvertisementlast_img

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