Pak to host series against Sri Lanka in UAE from December

Islamabad, Aug 3 (ANI): Pakistan will play a series of three Tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates starting in December, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announcement.

According to the Daily Times, since an attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009, Pakistan have been forced to play all top-level home international matches at neutral venues with foreign teams being too insecure to tour.

The report further said that Sri Lanka would open the tour with two Twenty20s in Dubai on December 11 and 13 before playing five one-dayers between December 18 and 27.

According to the report, two ODIs will be played in Sharjah on December 18 and 22, two in Abu Dhabi on December 25 and 27 and one in Dubai on December 20.

The three Tests will be played in Dubai from December 31-January 4, in Abu Dhabi from January 8-12 and Sharjah from January 16-20, the report added.

The report also mentioned that Pakistan is also likely to play a Twenty20 against Afghanistan on December 8, which would be the first between the two teams although confirmation of the match is yet to come. (ANI)

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