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Sri Lanka confirms to play third T20 against Pakistan in Lahore

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan  Cricket Board on Monday confirmed its commitment to play the third and final T20 game of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, on October 29.

“Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have over the past two months conducted a thorough evaluation with the assistance of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan, the PCB and independent Security experts and The Executive Committee today  evaluated the reports obtained together with the recommendation of the International Cricket Council – which successfully conducted the Independence Cup tournament in Lahore fielding a World XI Team – and having been fully satisfied with the stringent security measures in place, the SLC Executive Committee unanimously decided to play the 3rd T20 in Lahore on the 29th October,” reads the press release issued by the board.

The Selections Committee of SLC will finalize a squad of 22 by the October 17, and announce the final 15 on the 20th October.

SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala will accompany the team to Lahore.

The SLC president also extended his best wishes to PCB Chairman Najam Sethi on the occasion of this historic game, which is set to bring back bilateral cricket to Pakistan.



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