Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2017 in Pakistan

Sri Lanka to Play at Least One T20 in Pakistan

Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2017

Reports suggest Pakistan fans could see a high-profile international at home when they look to host Sri Lanka in September or October. While Sri Lanka Cricket haven’t officially confirmed this development, the tour looks like it could go on according to their President Thilanga Sumathipala. Get the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka schedule & tickets information here as and when it’s released.

Latest reports suggest that Sri Lanka will play one T20I against Pakistan in Lahore. The remaining matches on the tour will be played in UAE, starting with the a day-night Test from September 28.

The match in Pakistan will be played only subject to security clearance.

No international team has toured Pakistan apart from Zimbabwe since the attack on the visiting Sri Lanka side in 2009, that had left some of the players injured. Six policemen and two civilians had lost their lives in that attack as well.

Sri Lanka are to play Pakistan in an away series which is usually held in the UAE, Pakistan’s temporary cricketing home for now. However, the SLC President indicated that out of all the games to be played in the series, a T20 could be hosted in Lahore if logistical concerns are taken care of.

In a statement to the media, Sumathipala said he was happy to send the Sri Lankan side to Pakistan with their security experts having made a positive assessment of the security situation in the country.

He added:

We have three T20 games coming up against Pakistan in September and we would like to play at least one of those games in Lahore.

I call upon each one of you as members to play your role and give Pakistan the security of your support. There is always risk – there were two attacks in London during the Champions Trophy – but cricket continued under the security assurances of the ICC, so likewise we too must be as accommodating and understanding as possible with our members and extend our fullest support to them as the cricketing family of Asia.

What now needs to be seen is whether the Sri Lankan cricketers will be open to touring the country after having been at the receiving end of of that terror attack. Most of the players from that fateful tour of Pakistan in 2009 have retired and while Chamara Kapugedara is the only player who has a realistic chance of making the Sri Lankan squad, the rest of the cricketers need to be comfortable with the idea as well.

There is also a World XI series planned in Pakistan in the month of September, and if that goes ahead, it will be interesting to see when will the Sri Lanka game expected to be played in Pakistan be played. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka ticket information will be released here.

Up until the final of the PSL, Pakistan played their home matches in neutral venue such as United Arab Emirates. But after the final of the star studded 2017 PSL amidst an exceptional level of security, the Pakistan Cricket Board has proven that it is capable of hosting high profile games once again.

Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2017 Schedule

The teams are scheduled to play 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20Is.

DateFixturesVenue
28 Sep – Oct 2 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st TestAbu Dhabi
6 – 10 OctPakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd TestDubai [D/N]
13 OctPakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODIDubai
16 OctPakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODIAbu Dhabi
18 OctPakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODIAbu Dhabi
20 OctPakistan vs Sri Lanka 4th ODISharjah
23 OctPakistan vs Sri Lanka 5th ODISharjah
26 OctPakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st T20Abu Dhabi
27 OctPakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20Abu Dhabi
29 OctPakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20Lahore
103 comments… add one
  • abu Bakar Sep 23, 2017, 7:56 pm

    welcome SL😊😀

  • Abdullah Siddiqui Sep 23, 2017, 1:21 pm

    We want to see matches in Karachi….20 millions people waiting….why only in Lahore

  • Abdullah Siddiqui Sep 23, 2017, 1:19 pm

    All matches now must be in Karachi and other famous cities of Pakistan

  • salman rebel Sep 21, 2017, 7:54 am

    Harris sohail ko wapas lo

  • Jeejo Sep 21, 2017, 6:46 am

    Pakistan main series honi chaheay bahut zarori hai .

  • qureshi Sep 20, 2017, 1:06 am

    pakistan ko bach do phir agar is ko moka diya tw is se zindagey bhar kay leya cirikt chin looo phir koi dobara esa na karay hum kamzor kyu is wja se maaf nhi karna khuda is se achay pelar khara kardeay ga naseeyat ho bs

  • Saith rehmat ali Sep 19, 2017, 2:26 pm

    3 t20 bs lahore tamam matches hony chaiye

  • qasim Sep 19, 2017, 11:13 am

    sargel khan ke wapse ho

  • Mudassar Sep 19, 2017, 9:07 am

    Shahid afridi ko team me wapous la lo

    • Ayaz dahri Sep 20, 2017, 1:29 pm

      Tmam match lahore krachi me hone chahye

  • Nadeem Sep 19, 2017, 6:55 am

    Imran nazir ko t20 matches me pak team me hona chaye

  • mufeez ah bhat Sep 18, 2017, 7:58 am

    Umar akmal back in pak team plz

    • Tanveer abbasi Sep 18, 2017, 11:06 am

      Umar akmal plz come back in team.

  • mufeez ah bhat Sep 18, 2017, 7:56 am

    Kumar akmal back to pakistan circut team plz plz

  • Amin malang Sep 18, 2017, 3:45 am

    Sharjeel khan ko muka de do

    • Shameer khan Sep 19, 2017, 12:56 am

      Shrjeel khan ku 20 sal
      ki saza du

      • UsamaBinladin007 Sep 20, 2017, 8:40 am

        100%yesBro

  • Emma Sep 17, 2017, 8:03 am

    Koi zarorat nahi hai maf karna ki is tra to koi bhi jurm kara aur us ko bhi maf kar do phir prison kis kam Ka Lia ha

    • Saith rehmat ali Sep 19, 2017, 2:24 pm

      U right

  • Abid Sep 17, 2017, 5:39 am

    You r right.

  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2017, 3:28 am

    Pak test sqoud bado

  • Naveed Sep 17, 2017, 2:40 am

    Agreed

  • Hamza bhatti Sep 8, 2017, 5:15 pm

    Sarjeel khan is a good player he is a good Pakistani bastmen please moka da his Tara amir ko diya kgya hai

    • Inam Sep 16, 2017, 7:55 am

      Koi zrurt nahi.amir ko moka dia to bakio ko hosla ho gya k kr lo maafi mil jy gi is ko goli mar dni chaiay

      • usman Sep 16, 2017, 9:58 am

        you right

  • Imran Malik Sep 8, 2017, 5:10 am

    Sharjeel ko goli maar deni chaheye aur har us player ko goli maar deni chaheye jo pakistan ka name bechtay hain in ko aik bar zaror sakht sabaq milna chaheye next time koi ni karay ga

    • Anonymous Sep 8, 2017, 11:28 am

      Allah ki raza ke liye maaf kardena chaiye agar next time kare to phr rangers ke hawale kardena chiaye

    • Inam Sep 16, 2017, 7:54 am

      Agreed

      • Ayaz dahri Sep 20, 2017, 1:38 pm

        Jo Chala gya us ko waps aany ka koi haq nhi

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