Pakistan’s path towards resumption of top-level cricket has gathered pace with the confirmation of an MCC team tour next year in February in Lahore. The MCC squad, coached by Ajmal Shahzad, will be led by former batting maestro Kumar Sangakkara.
The classy left-handed batsman will be part of the team travelling to Pakistan to play a number of matches in Aitchison College, Lahore. This will be Sangakkara’s first cricket assignment in Pakistan since the 2009 Test series where he accompanied the Sri Lankan team bus that was targeted by militants.
"It is hugely important to support cricket in countries such as Pakistan, and the PCB has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the international cricketing landscape since the tragic events of 2009,” Sangakkara said.
"I am excited to be captaining MCC on the tour to Pakistan. With international cricket having returned for the first time in a decade, it is wonderful the Club is doing its part to strengthen cricket in Pakistan and I look forward to being part of the trip,” he added.