The Sri Lankan cricket team, despite its bitter experience of the past, has agreed to play a Test series in Pakistan, a private media outlet reported Saturday.

According to reports, the decision was taken after a security delegation from Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) visited Pakistan from August 7 to 9 to evaluate the security conditions in the country.

The security team visited three major cities, including Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.


PCB’s director for international cricket, Zakir Khan, and the head of security, Colonel Asif Mehmood, briefed the security team about the arrangements being made at the stadium for the series.

The team was assured of foolproof security for the guest team during its visit to Pakistan.

SLC Secretary de Silva thanked Pakistan for inviting them for security assessment and said: “We had a very fruitful discussion and briefing about the arrangements being made for the test match here.”

Earlier, PCB had invited the Sri Lankan cricket team to come to Pakistan this October and play two Test matches in the country.

The series will be the first of its kind to be played in the country ever since the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team 10 years ago.