Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan for more matches in future

After the success of Sri Lanka tour to Pakistan and one off T20, Sri Lanka are planning to send more teams to Pakistan, a top official said Tuesday.

Ashley de Silva, chief executive Sri Lanka Cricket said the national team were impressed with the extraordinary level of security for the match at the Gaddafi stadium.

“They delivered the security they promised and we were very satisfied with all the arrangements,” de Silva told reporters in Colombo.

“Our FTP does not include Pakistan, but we will have one as soon as possible,” he said. “We are sending our A team and an Under-19 team to play against Pakistan shortly.”

On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s T20 skipper Thisara Perera said his team members had raised concerns about safety, but he was able to convince them to visit Pakistan.

“In my nine years of cricket I have never seen that level of security,” Perera said of Sunday’s match which Sri Lanka lost by 36 runs. “I think we can play again in Pakistan.”

Sri Lanka’s tour to Pakistan on Sunday their first in Pakistan since the famous 2009 bus attack near the same venue.

The said incident left eight people dead and seven Sri Lanka players and their staff injured and forced Pakistan to play all their home matches at neutral venues, mainly in the UAE.

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