Test Cricket returns in Pakistan; Sri Lanka to play two-match series

Pakistan to play two-match series against Sri Lanka.

Pakistan's long hang tight for Test cricket activity at home will be at last over in December when they take on Sri Lanka in a two-Test arrangement, which is a piece of the continuous World Test Championship. The main Test will be played from December 11-15 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi while the National Stadium in Karachi will have the second Test from December 19-23, the Pakistan Cricket Board declared on Thursday (November 14). 

The last time Pakistan played a Test at home was in March 2009, against Sri Lanka, in Lahore. That game, in any case, was defaced by the horrible psychological militant assault on the Sri Lankan group transport. Global cricket has been gradually recovering its balance in Pakistan from that point forward, and the up and coming arrangement will be a tremendous jolt for PCB's offered to reestablish universal cricket played in the nation to commonality. 

A second-string Sri Lanka side as of late visited Pakistan for a restricted overs arrangement, with the safety efforts set up during this visit dazzling Sri Lanka Cricket and provoking them to give a green signal for the Test arrangement. According to the first plan, Sri Lanka were to play the Test coordinates in October and afterward return to Pakistan in December for the restricted overs games however the swap for done to give the guests a chance to survey the circumstance. 

"We are satisfied to affirm our arrival visit to Pakistan as, in light of our prior visit, we are agreeable and persuaded conditions are appropriate and helpful for Test cricket," SLC CEO Ashley de Silva said. "We likewise accept all cricket playing nations should have worldwide cricket at home and in this connection we are glad to have our impact in complete resumption of global cricket in Pakistan, which has a pleased history as well as has been probably the greatest supporter in our initial days as a cricket country." 

Zakir Khan, PCB Director - International Cricket, was satisfied with the Sri Lanka's choice to consent to visit Pakistan for the Test arrangement and said elevated requirements of security will be set up to guarantee the smooth running of the arrangement. 

"This is impressive news for Pakistan and its notoriety of being as protected and secure as some other nation on the planet. We are appreciative to Sri Lanka Cricket for consenting to send their group for the more drawn out variant of the game, which will contribute fundamentally in the PCB's endeavors and drive for standard resumption of worldwide cricket, and help in its undertakings of pulling in new spectators and more youthful age," Zakir Khan said. 

"Since the schedule has been affirmed, we will move our emphasis on arrangement arrangements to guarantee we convey courses of action according to our exceptionally exclusive expectations. This arrangement is a piece of our cricket festivities and we will investigate every possibility in setting up a show which is a paramount one for the players, authorities, fans and media," he included. 

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