Sri Lanka confirm tour to Pak in Jan 2009

December 19th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Dec 19 (ANI): Sri Lankan Cricket Board has confirmed today that its team would tour Pakistan in the third week of January.

Director media Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Asif Sohail, said that Sri Lankan Cricket Board chairman Arjuna Ranatunga has confirmed that his team would tour Pakistan in January.

Asif Sohail said Sri Lanka would play three tests, three one-day matches and a 20twenty match during the tour.

The spokesman said that the PCB is finalizing the schedule of Sri Lankan series, which would be announced likely within couple of days.

Earlier, PCB chief Ijaz Butt had said that Pakistan will try to move on from the shock of cancellation of Indo-Pak series, saying that he is personally leading efforts to fix Test and one-dayers for his match-starved players.

India on Thursday refused to give the go-ahead to its cricket teams tour to Pakistan from Jan 4-Feb 18 because of last months terror attacks in Mumbai.

The Indian government said that the terrorists involved in the attacks came and operated from Pakistan.

India was supposed to play three Tests, five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 International during the tour. (ANI)

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