After eight years of hiatus, Sri Lankan cricket team returns to Pakistan

LAHORE: Sri Lanka’s cricket team has reached in Lahore under substantial security on Sunday to play the last Twenty20 of a three-match series, eight years after they were assaulted by shooters there. The team and their authorities were taken to a five-star hotel in a bomb-proof bus with many security protects on the streets and at the resort.

International cricket was suspended in the country after the 2009 gun assault on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, which left eight individuals executed and seven going by players and their staff individuals injured.

Sri Lanka the primary significant team to visit the country since the occurrence – will play a Twenty20 match on Sunday night before flying back to Colombo by means of Dubai.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said the match would begin at 6pm rather than 7pm as booked before, as indicated by Express News.

The choice has been taken because of foggy climate, the PCB chairman stated, including, the introductions previously the match would commence at 5pm.