Sri Lankan board agrees to send team to Lahore for final T20


LAHORE Oct 14 (TNS): Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is ready to send its team to Lahore for the third and final T20 against Pakistan on October 29, as scheduled, PCB sources revealed following the conclusion of ICC board meeting in Auckland, New Zealand.

Sources said that PCB chairman Najam Sethi had a detailed meeting with SLC officials on the sidelines of the ICC board meeting, where they assured him the team will be visiting Pakistan for the final T20, scheduled to be held at Gaddafi Stadium, which also successfully hosted the Independence Cup and PSL final earlier this year.

Following the reassurance, top PCB officials instructed the board’s logistics department in Lahore to start finalising the arrangements for the match.

PCB officials also had a fruitful meeting with their counterparts from the West Indian cricket board, who assured of the team’s visit to Pakistan in November. West Indies will play three T20s in Pakistan, the sources added.

It was also reported earlier that Pakistan and South Africa may play a series later this year, after the postponement of T20 Global League opened up a window for a bilateral tournament in South Africa.

PCB and Cricket South Africa are believed to be in talks regarding the series.