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T-20I series: Pakistan welcomes Sri Lanka after long eight years

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 October 2017, 9:35 IST
T-20I series: Pakistan welcomes Sri Lanka after long eight years

Pakistan marked a historical moment on Sunday as it will welcomed Sri Lanka on its soil after almost eight years, since they were targeted in a terrorist attack in 2009.

According to Geo news, the Sri Lanka team arrived Lahore in the wee hours of Sunday morning and reached safely to their hotel from Allama Iqbal International Airport.

Amid tight security at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, the two will play their third and final match of the Twenty-20 International (T20I) series.

The Men in Green are leading the T-20I series with 2-0, having emerged victorious against Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first game and winning the second in a last-ball suspense match in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Lahore T-20I match will be Sri Lanka's first match in Pakistan since March 2009 militant attack on the team bus during a test match, killing six Pakistani policemen and injuring some of the visiting players.

Pakistan has only hosted Zimbabwe for a short limited-overs series two years ago since the 2009 terrorist attack.

However, last month it successfully hosted three-match T-20 Independence Cup against a World XI at Lahore, featuring high-profile international players.

-ANI

First published: 29 October 2017, 9:35 IST
 
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