The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced that Sri Lanka Cricket has sent reassurance that their security team will be visiting Pakistan in August.
“The Sri Lanka cricket board has assured PCB of sending a security team. A delegation of the Sri Lankan cricket board will visit Pakistan in August. The finalised dates for the delegation’s arrival will be announced soon. A Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan is scheduled for October.”
PCB has been negotiating with Sri Lanka regarding holding a two-match Test series to be played in October in Pakistan instead of at a neutral venue. Pakistan have not host any nation for any Test match owing to security-related issues after the horrifying terrorist attack on the visiting Sri Lankan team, which was playing a Test match, in Lahore on March 3, 2009.
Since then, the PCB has been successfully hosting foreign teams for bilateral home series at the neutral venues of the UAE. However, holding the home series in the UAE is costing the PCB very high, and due to this factor the Board has long been trying to bring foreign teams back to Pakistan for international matches.