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
100 comments… add one
  • Zarar gul Sep 7, 2017, 9:41 am

    England ki team inshaa allah pakistan aye gi pakistan best country

  • azmat khan Sep 6, 2017, 6:26 pm

    allah srilanka ko b jeetne ka moqa dy say aamen hahaha….

  • Anonymous Sep 6, 2017, 1:37 pm

    Stay home .. bloody fixers

  • malik bilal Sep 6, 2017, 6:57 am

    Inshaallah srilanka zaroor aye gi or sharjeel ko zaroor moka mel na chahia

  • Wazir ullah Sep 5, 2017, 6:01 pm

    Plz sharjeel team waps karna

  • Arfan KHAN Sep 5, 2017, 3:07 am

    I am suporter karachi kings meri dua ha k karachi kings jeet jaye is bar…

  • Faisal kohli Sep 4, 2017, 2:43 am

    Sharjeel khan ko mauka de kar opening sharjeel aur fakhar sa karvani chahye…

  • faheem Sep 3, 2017, 8:32 am

    Shrjeel khan ko moka dena chaiy

  • Danish ali Sep 2, 2017, 5:44 pm

    sharjeel khan ko chance no dena chaye. best of luck pakistaniiiiiiiiiii cricket team.

  • junaid khan Aug 28, 2017, 11:51 pm

    Sharjee.khan Kong

  • Wafa ahsan ali Aug 28, 2017, 3:33 pm

    Shahid afridi ke wapsi kario t20 main

  • Munib Malik Aug 28, 2017, 12:45 pm

    Sharjeel khan ko aik aur moka dena chaheye acha player h jo bari mushkil say milta h please

    • Tahir Sep 4, 2017, 3:11 pm

      Anyone Guilty of match fixing or spot fixing maligning the name of Pakistan should not only be banned for rest of their life they should be thrown in Jail.There is now so much money in cricket that these players should not be stooping to the lowest level just to make extra buck. They are greedy and they deserve the harshest punishment allowed under the law.

  • sohail ahmed Aug 28, 2017, 12:16 pm

    Sharjeel ko team mai wapis nahing Lana cahiya

  • Wajid Ali Aug 26, 2017, 12:01 pm

    Africa ki team Pakistan ay gi in Sha Allah zaror

    • kamran khan Sep 5, 2017, 4:58 am

      insha allah world xi aye ge aur khere se aye ge—– best of luck pakistan cricket team——–

  • Wajid Ali Aug 26, 2017, 12:00 pm

    Please Sharjeel ko ek moqa or do

  • Tariq Aug 26, 2017, 5:38 am

    Best of luck pakistani tem worker…

  • Sharjeel Khan Aug 26, 2017, 4:53 am

    Mein Chahta Hu ke Sirilanka Ke Khilaaf Series Khelon Lekin Mujhe Mauka Nahi Mil Rha Agar Mujhe In Kr Diya to Mein Un Ki Maa Bhen Ek Kr Doo Gaa Ganduon Ki Phudi YAhwar KE Ma Lane

  • Abdul Ahad Aug 26, 2017, 4:50 am

    Please Sharjeel Aur Khalid Latif Ko Mauf Kr Do aur Iss Series Mein Khelne Ka Mauka Do

    • Samama Karim Aug 27, 2017, 3:37 pm

      nahi sirf Sharjeel ko maff kar dar Khalid Latif ki jagg nahi banti

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2017, 4:08 am

    Please sharjeel ko maaf karain

  • Arif Hussain Manhas Aug 24, 2017, 5:01 pm

    plz Sharjeel ki wapes lawoo

    • shabir Aug 25, 2017, 9:24 am

      Please sharjeel ko team may shamil

    • shabir ahmad parray Aug 25, 2017, 9:28 am

      srilanka khalaf sharjeel ko shamil karo open and fakhar zanan middle order

      • dr taj m Sep 1, 2017, 4:09 pm

        yes

  • S.M.FAIZ Aug 24, 2017, 12:49 pm

    I am very happy ke Pakistan mai ab international matches hoa Karen ge

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017, 7:21 pm

    U akmal ko world xi kay khilaf shamil krna chahey

    • Abdul Ahad Aug 26, 2017, 4:55 am

      G g zaroor mile ga tension naa lo un k andar war jaye gaa umar akmal

  • M.asif gilgiti Aug 21, 2017, 7:16 pm

    Sarilanka kay khilaf sharjeel.umar akmal.imran nazir aur khalid latif k shamal krna chahey

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2017, 7:09 pm

    Inshaallah sarilanka zaror pakistan aye gi

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