Pakistan Cricket team Play with Sri Lanka for full series in UAE
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will play three (3) Test matches, five one-day matches and two T20 match against Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates in this year. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Friday.
The PCB has been forced to organize its home series in the UAE because of security concerns among foreign teams about traveling to Pakistan. Sri Lanka was the last Test-playing country to tour Pakistan in 2009 when its bus transport to a ground was attacked by gunmen. In that incident six police officials and a van driver had dead.
Two years ago in the UAE, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in the Tests and won the ODI matches series by 4-1.
This year the tour begins with Dubai hosting back to back Twenty20 matches on Dec. 11 and Dec. 13.
Pakistan will play a Twenty20 against Afghanistan on 8th December which would be the first between the two teams. Final confirmation of the match is due in a few days.
Pakistan will play two-Test matches, five one-day matches and two T20 matches against South Africa in the UAE in October-November.
Pakistan v Sri Lanka Series schedule:
Dec. 11: First Twenty20 at Dubai
Dec. 13: Second Twenty20 at Dubai
Dec. 18: First one-day international at Sharjah Dec. 20: Second one-day international at Dubai
Dec. 22: Third one-day international at Sharjah Dec. 25: Fourth one-day international at Abu Dhabi
Dec. 27: Fifth one-day international at Abu Dhabi
Dec. 31-Jan. 4: First Test at Dubai Jan. 8-12: Second Test at Abu Dhabi Jan. 16-20: Third Test at Sharjah.