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Sri Lanka To Tour Pakistan In September

Sri Lanka cricket team will tour Pakistan for three one day and three T-20 matches series starting from 27th September in Karachi and Lahore.

The Pakistan Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket announced to swap upcoming matches of the split series in Pakistan, meaning the ODIs and The t20is will now be played from 27 September to 9 October while the Tests will be held in December.

According to the original programme, Pakistan was scheduled to host Sri Lanka for two world Test championship matches in October before Sri Lanka returns for three ODIs and three T20is in late December.

The decision to swap matches was made following a ‘phone discussion between PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and Sri Lankan Cricket President Shammi Silva.

The Sri Lanka cricket team will arrive in Karachi on 25 September where it will play three ODIs on 27 and 29 September and 2 October. Lahore will host three T20is on 5, 7 and 9 October after which the visitors will fly home on 10 October.

Chairman Ehsan Mani said that the PCB is pleased with the outcome of its discussions with Sri Lanka cricket, which has supported Pakistan in its efforts and endeavours for the complete revival of international cricket. The tour for limited overs matches will also provide Sri Lanka with an even better understanding of the ground situation before discussing schedule of the Tests.

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