Cricket on Pakistan soil is returning and it is with a bang. Three big tournaments are expected in Pakistan starting from September’s World XI tour. Then a short tour by Sri Lanka is expected for three T-20 matches in October and then a month later West Indies team would pay a visit to Pakistan to play a twenty20 series.
The chairman of Pakistan cricket board said: “We are getting positive signals and the doors of international cricket are opening on Pakistan.”
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Since Lahore attack in 2009 on Sri Lankan cricket team, international cricket teams stopped visiting Pakistan for cricket tours. Security issues prevented international tours. So much so that Pakistan was not able to host World Cup 2011 matches in the country.
Now, these tours are held after many years, almost a decade so it is a huge news. All Pakistani matches were held in UAE, which was a huge disappointment not just for Pakistani cricketers but also for the Pakistani cricket fans.
Now security has improved in the country in the last couple of years that indicates the slow and steady revival of Pakistan home cricket.
The PCB chairman said
“We will play a full series with Sri Lanka in the UAE after which Sri Lanka will come to Lahore for a Twenty20, so things are shaping up,”