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* Sri Lanka Cricket confirms Pakistan T20 to be played in Lahore
Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 10:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket team will play an international cricket match with Pakistan in Lahore later this month, eight years after the visiting Sri Lankan team came under a terrorist attack.

Sri Lanka Cricket today (16) confirmed its commitment to play the third and final T20 game of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan on the 29th of October.

The cricket board in a media release said over the past two months it has conducted a thorough evaluation with the assistance of the Governments of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and independent Security experts.

The Executive Committee Monday evaluated the reports obtained together with the recommendation of the International Cricket Council, which successfully conducted the Independence Cup tournament in Lahore fielding a World XI Team and having been fully satisfied with the stringent security measures in place, and unanimously decided to play the 3rd T20 in Lahore on the 29th October.

Accordingly, the Selections Committee of SLC will finalize a squad of 22 by the 17th October, and announce the final 15 on the 20th October.

SLC President, Thilanga Sumathipala who will accompany the team to Lahore, extended his best wishes to PCB Chairman Najam Sethi and his board on the occasion of this historic game, which is set to bring back bilateral cricket to Pakistan.

 

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