Test cricket to come all the way back as Sri Lanka consent to play in Pakistan

Test cricket to come all the way back as Sri Lanka consent to play in Pakistan

After over 10 years, Test cricket will come back to Pakistan in December when Sri Lanka will play their World Test Championship coordinates in Rawalpindi and Karachi, said an official statement by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The primary Test will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium from 11-15 December, while the subsequent Test will be held at the National Stadium from 19-23 December.

Initially, Sri Lanka were booked to play Tests in October and afterward return in December for white-ball cricket, yet the matches were swapped to give them the chance to evaluate the circumstance before settling on the Test settings.

The Test arrangement plan was affirmed today after Cricket Sri Lanka offered their go-ahead to satisfy their Future Tours Program responsibility following a profoundly effective visit for white-ball cricket. The visit conveyed security from the top draw, however pressed houses conveyed a noisy and clear message about the security circumstance in the nation just as enthusiasm for the game.

PCB Director – International Cricket, Zakir Khan, stated: "This is an astonishing news for Pakistan cricket and its notoriety of being as protected and secure as some other nation on the planet. We are appreciative to Sri Lanka Cricket for consenting to send their group for the more extended rendition of the game, which will contribute altogether in the PCB's endeavors and drive for ordinary resumption of global cricket, and help in its undertakings of drawing in new crowds and more youthful age.

"Since the schedule has been affirmed, we will move our emphasis on arrangement arrangements to guarantee we convey courses of action according to our exceptionally exclusive requirements. This arrangement is a piece of our cricket festivities and we will investigate every possibility in setting up a show which is a paramount one for the players, authorities, fans and media."

SLC CEO Ashley de Silva stated: "We are satisfied to affirm our arrival visit to Pakistan as, in view of our prior visit, we are agreeable and persuaded conditions are reasonable and favorable for Test cricket.

"We additionally accept all cricket playing nations should have worldwide cricket at home and in this connection we are glad to have our influence in complete resumption of universal cricket in Pakistan, which has a pleased history as well as has been perhaps the greatest supporter in our initial days as a cricket country.

"We drew our opening World Test Championship arrangement against New Zealand, and I foresee, as before, these two Tests will energize and focused, and the fans will completely appreciate the nature of cricket that will be in plain view."

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