Pakistan hosts their home series in UAE since the terror attacks in Lahore in 2009
Pakistan Cricket Team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said that it is time for other cricket boards to consider holding matches in their country. He wanted support to revive international cricket in Pakistan.
Cricket boards around the world avoided playing in Pakistan due to a tragic incident that occurred in 2009. A terrorist group attacked the bus of Sri Lanka Cricket Team. Several players were injured while six policemen and two civilians were killed.
Ahmed said that world cricket must support them to bring back international cricket in Pakistan. Since the 2009 terror attacks, the country holds its home series in the United Arab Emirates.
'Pakistan has delivered a clear message and now it’s time for other boards to reconsider their approach towards playing in Pakistan. Being a team and a nation, I request all boards to support cricket in Pakistan’, the Pakistani skipper said during the pre-series press conference ahead of the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
'As far as outfield is concerned I would say that when it rains, water comes down’, Pakistan skipper said.
The Sri Lanka Cricket Team departed bound for Pakistan. There had been reports of possible attacks but it was dismissed. The visiting team is under maximum security provided by the Pakistani government.
Pakistan will host three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The tour has Test matches which are rescheduled to December this year.
The first ODI match in Karachi will be played on September 27. Pakistan (-434.78) has the best odds to win against Sri Lanka (+340). Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.
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