Sri Lanka turn down PCB’s invitation to play T20 matches in Pakistan

New Delhi [India]: The Sri Lankan cricket board has turned down Pakistan Cricket Board’s invitation (PCB) to send its national team to Lahore to play two T20 matches at the start of its home series in October.

“Sri Lankan Cricket Board has turned down an invitation from the PCB to send its team to Lahore to play two T20Is in October,” tweeted

As per reports, outgoing PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan confirmed that after the suicide bomb attack which took place earlier this week in Lahore, the Sri Lankan cricket authorities have refused to send their team for the T20 matches.

No Test side has toured Pakistan since the March 2009 militants attack on the Lankan cricket team bus in Lahore, killing six Pakistani policemen and injuring some of the visiting players. However, low-ranked sides namely Afghanistan and Zimbabwe had toured the country for a limited-over series.

Pakistan will now play two Tests in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and five ODIs and three T20Is against Sri Lanka in October-November in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. (ANI)