Sri Lanka agree to Pakistan tour

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Team replace India for January series

SRI LANKA will tour Pakistan in place of India who pulled out of next months series, the PCB have confirmed.

Saleem Altaf, the PCB’s chief operating officer, confirmed Sri Lanka will travel to Pakistan next month when their current tour of Bangladesh comes to an end on 14 January. 

Sri Lanka were said to have been on stand-by while a decision on whether India would tour Pakistan was being made.

Earlier this week the Indian cricket board confirmed they would not be travelling to Pakistan following a directive from its government.

Relations between the two nations have been frosty since the terror attacks in Mumbai last month.

Sri Lankan board chairman, Arjuna Ranatunga said he had no issues surrounding security in Pakistan and would “not hesitate” in sending his team to the country.

Sri Lanka’s tour is expected to feature three Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 game.

 

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