SL return to Pak on Feb 14 for Test series
The Sri Lankan cricket team will return to Pakistan for a two-Test series on February 14 after being thrashed 1-4 by India in a one-day series at home.cricket Updated: Feb 09, 2009 12:42 IST
The Sri Lankan cricket team will return to Pakistan for a two-Test series on February 14 after being thrashed 1-4 by India in a one-day series at home.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said the Lankans would play a two-day practice game in Karachi on February 17 and 18 before the first Test starts on February 21.
"The second Test would be held in Lahore from March 1," a board spokesman said.
The Test series is part of a special arrangement between Pakistan and Sri Lanka under which the latter agreed to come in Pakistan, first for a three-ODI series internationals and then for the Tests to fill in the gap created by the cancellation of the Indian team's tour in Pakistan in January.
Pakistan's new captain Younis Khan is due to meet PCB Chairman Ejaz Butt, the national team management and chief selector Abdul Qadir in Lahore on Tuesday to discuss the preparations for the series.
"Younis is adamant over wanting full authority as captain and also wants to discuss reservations of some players over the new central contracts in view of the government decision to not allow Pakistani players to go and play in the Indian Premier League," a source told PTI.