Today Pakistan would celebrate an end to its solitude from International cricket by hosting the last T20 international match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
This was made possible because of the efforts of PCB Chairman and PSL Head Najam Aziz Sethi, who successfully conducted the PSL-2 final match in Lahore which opened many doors for international cricket in Pakistan.
The Pakistan-Sri Lanka tour started at the United Arb Emirates with the Test and ODI series completely played in UAE but the T20 tournament’s two matches were held there and now the final match is to be held at Lahore in Pakistan.
Pakistan lost the Test series by 2-0 but bounced back in the ODI series and won by 5-0. In the T20 series too the Pakistanis outperformed and made an unbeatable score of 2-0. If the team maintain its winning scheme even for the third and final T20 match then Sarfraz Ahmed’s (Captain Pakistan team), dream of holding winner’s trophy in the home ground would come real.
According to Sarfraz if the team wins the match today then it would be a good booster for the team and nation. He also added that it’s a special moment in his career to perform at Gaddafi stadium opposite to Sri Lanka’s team who are visiting Pakistan after like a gap of eight years.
The portraits of Pakistan and Sri Lanka’s cricket teams have been posted in and around the premises of Gaddafi stadium.
The entire route via which the international and Pakistani teams would be traveling from airport to hotel and then to the stadium have been cleaned nicely and decorated tastefully. The pathways have been illuminated by the authorities and for the purpose, many generators have been rented.
Security measures have been tightened in places where the teams are residing and at the stadium ahead of the match.
Let us hope that this match becomes a successful event and may result in bringing more international cricket to Pakistan in future.