PCB in talks with Sri Lanka on hosting Tests in Pakistan’
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly in talks with Sri Lanka to host them on home soil for a two-match Test series this year, as part of the ICC’s inaugural edition of World Test championship.
PCB official on Thursday confirmed that the negotiations between the PCB and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) were underway on the proposed Test matches but nothing was final as yet.
In recent years, Pakistan has hosted several matches including the final and some matches of the second, third and fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
However, it has been learnt that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has succeeded in convincing Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to play the two matches of the scheduled Test series in Lahore and Karachi, respectively, instead of the UAE. Saj Sadiq, editor of PakPassion confirmed this in a tweet.
Reports: The Pakistan Cricket Board has had successful talks with Sri Lanka Cricket and convinced them to play two Test matches of the ICC Test Championship in Lahore and Karachi #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 11, 2019
Last month, ICC chief executive David Richardson said PSL matches in Pakistan were a great step towards bringing international cricket back to the country.