After like a decade of a drought of international cricket in Pakistan, cricket is finally coming back to the country, as Sri Lanka has as per reports agreed to play a Test Series in Pakistan.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had been making efforts for bringing Test cricket back, and their efforts have brought in results after they received a positive response from Sri Lanka.
If everything goes as per plans then the 2-match Test Series would be played in September-October this year and would be part of the Test Championship, as per the reports of local media on Thursday.
The expected matches would be played in the National Stadium of Karachi and Qaddafi Stadium of Lahore.
As per the reports, the management of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is also in talks with the cricket team of Bangladesh, asking them to join in the short series in Pakistan.
Pakistan has not yet hosted any International Test Cricket event ever since there had been an attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in the March of 2009 in Lahore. The team had to depart without even completing the series. With their departure, they took away the hopes of Pakistan of hosting international cricket.
Since that day all the international series of Pakistan had been hosted in the second home ground of Pakistan that is in the United Arab Emirates. It was only in the year 2017 when Pakistan decided to host Sri Lanka for a 3-match T20 series that the visiting side lost with zero.
The successful occurrence of the series made way for a 3-match series against West Indies in April 2018 as well.
PCB has tried convincing Australia to play at least 2 of the 5 ODIs of the latest series in Pakistan, however, the proposal did not go well.