The upcoming series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka took a major blow recently as 10 Sri Lankan players took a step back from visiting Pakistan as part of the tour. However, Pakistan still remains confident of holding the series as planned.
"We understand the situation the Sri Lankan board is facing and we know they can't force any of their players to come for the tour which still remains very important for us. If this tour is successful, then just think on what grounds would the Sri Lankan board or even the Bangladesh cricket board not agree to play the ICC World Test Championship matches in Pakistan,” a PCB official said.
The Sri Lankan team will reach Karachi on September 25 and will play three ODIs before going to Lahore for three T20 matches and return home on October 9. The tour is another step towards reviving international cricket in Pakistan after years of isolation.