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Sri Lanka hesitant for Test tour to Pakistan

Sri Lanka hesitant for Test tour to Pakistan

The horrific episode of March 2009 snatched International cricket from the die-hard fans of Pakistan. Ever since the attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore, Pakistan remained deprived of home cricket. While there have been patches of success, but the cricket crazy nation is hungry for a full resumption of all the cricketing action.

For this, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) contacted Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan for all the three formats of the game. The proposed series includes two Tests, three T20Is and as many ODIs. Divided into two parts, the tour is expected to stage two Tests in September-October while limited-overs games will be played in December.

However, the Islanders were found a bit reluctant when it comes to playing the longest format of the game as the tour would take at least 15 days. Sri Lankan authorities believe that the restricted movement of players during these days would be a hindrance as cricketers cannot be locked in their rooms. Nevertheless, a final word is yet to be received. If their reservations remain intact, then the red-ball contests are likely to be removed from the anticipated tour to Pakistan.