The former captain is excited at the possibility of coming back to Pakistan and playing cricket again.
After ten long years, International Test cricket has finally returned to Pakistan, with Sri Lanka being the first team to tour the country for a two-match series. As a testament to this, the Pakistan Cricket Board has also gone the extra mile to bring back cricket to the war-torn country in the past few months.
In related news, it has been confirmed that former Sri Lankan captain and champion batsman Kumar Sangakkara will lead the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI when they tour Pakistan for a series of matches that will be played in February next year. Touring Pakistan has been one of the cricket club’s oldest desire so as to help in the revival of cricket in the country. Earlier this year, during its World committee meeting, the MCC re-affirmed their support in seeing touring teams’ return to Pakistan.
Coincidentally, Kumar Sangakkara was a part of the Sri Lankan team that was attacked by terrorists in Lahore back in March 2009. Nonetheless, the former captain is excited to return to Pakistan and be able to play cricket once again.
‘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. I am excited to be captaining MCC on the tour to Pakistan’, he said.
‘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’.
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