Sri Lanka will return to Lahore for a Twenty20 international at the end of October, eight years after gunmen attacked a bus carrying its players in the Pakistan city.
Apart from a short visit by Zimbabwe in 2015, Pakistan has been starved of international cricket since the 2009 attack in which six security staff and two civilians were killed and six of Sri Lanka’s players were wounded.
The first two will be played in Pakistan’s adopted United Arab Emirates ‘home’ after a two-test series starting in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 28 and five one-day internationals.
The International Cricket Council has also given its backing to a World XI, led by South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis, playing a three-match T20 series in Lahore from Tuesday in a bid to help revive international cricket in the country.
The second test in Dubai starting Oct. 6 will be Sri Lanka’s first day-night match in the longest format.
|1st Test||Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2017||SL v PAK||Abu Dhabi|
|2nd Test||Oct. 6-10, 2017 (Day- Night)||SL v PAK||Dubai|
|1st ODI||Oct. 13, 2017||SL v PAK||Dubai|
|2nd ODI||Oct. 16, 2017||SL v PAK||Abu Dhabi|
|3rd ODI||Oct. 18, 2017||SL v PAK||Abu Dhabi|
|4th ODI||Oct. 24, 2017||SL v PAK||Sharjah|
|5th ODI||Oct. 23, 2017||SL v PAK||Sharjah|
|1st T20||Oct. 26, 2017||SL v PAK||Abu Dhabi|
|2nd T20||Oct. 27, 2017||SL v PAK||Abu Dhabi|
|3rd T20||Oct. 29, 2017||SL v PAK||Lahore|