Sri Lanka’s cricket team showed up in Pakistan on Tuesday for their limited-overs series, with the Pakistani federal government guaranteeing to offer it the very same level of safety and security as a president.

Arrival of Sri Lanka team at Karachi for ODI series against Pakistan
Cozy welcome to the site visitors to the city of lights. #PAKvSL action to being on Friday.

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 24, 2019

The group arrived in the southerly port city of Karachi, which will hold three one-day internationals on September 27, 29 and also October 2. Those will be complied with by three T20s in Lahore, the city where the Sri Lanka group bus was struck by terrorists in 2009.

Major teams have actually stayed clear of Pakistan since that ambush, which killed eight individuals and also injured a number of players.

The existing trip also looked in uncertainty after the Sri Lankan cricket board stated it had been cautioned by its federal government regarding a feasible protection danger. The scenic tour lastly got the permission from the SLC after Pakistan’s federal government guaranteed that the army would certainly collaborate the security over the two-week-long visit.

Players expect crowd assistance during the #PAKvSL

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 24, 2019

10 of Sri Lanka’s top players, including ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne as well as T20 captain Lasith Malinga, have opted out of the excursion due to security concerns.

Over the previous 4 years, Pakistan has actually efficiently hosted Zimbabwe, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, as well as a World XI for limited-overs matches in the middle of extreme security as it attempts to win back the confidence of international groups to restart fully-fledged global cricket at house.

This Sri Lanka excursion will certainly be the first time since 2009 that a foreign group remains in Pakistan for two weeks.