Pakistan Cricket Board Invites Sri Lanka for Home Series

No foreign team has toured Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven visiting players.

updated: May 22, 2014 21:46 IST
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Lahore: Pakistan's restored cricket chief Najam Sethi said Thursday that his board is inviting Sri Lanka to play a home series, five years after they survived a terrorist attack.

The move by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) came two days after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse promised his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain to send his cricket team during a meeting on the sidelines of a summit in China. (Also read: McCullum vows to continue with match-fixing investigations)

"We are sending a letter of invitation to Sri Lanka Cricket today after their president promised to send his country's cricket team to Pakistan and we hope for a positive outcome," Sethi told a press conference. (Read: Supreme Court reinstate Najam Sethi as PCB chief)

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