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Sri Lanka commits to Lahore T20I despite reluctance from players

18 October 2017

But Sri Lanka were similarly found wanting with the bat and, despite Upul Tharanga replicating Babar's heroics by racking up an unbeaten 112, it was not enough to rescue a result for his side.

After a clinical win in the first ODI it is time for Pakistan cricket team to enjoy some good time, as the team celebrated the birthday of middle order batsman, Babar Azam, as the Lahore born turned 23 on Sunday.

The SLC said over the past two months it had conducted a thorough evaluation with the assistance of the governments of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board and independent security experts.

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Earlier, Sri Lanka's players had indicated strong reluctance to visit Pakistan for the third and final T20I.

The Oct. 29 match will be the first played in Pakistan by Sri Lanka-or any other top global team-since militants ambushed its team bus en route to the Lahore stadium in 2009, wounding at least seven players.

Thisera Parera, who was part of the World XI team that visited Pakistan in September for the Independence Cup, did not sign the letter, CricBuzz said.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday launched the first phase of online ticket sales for the upcoming T20I match between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in Lahore.

"SLC has already announced that we will tour Lahore".

Pakistan leads the ongoing One Day International (ODI) series by 1-0 being staged in Pakistan cricket teams' second home the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Earlier, a PCB official also confirmed that the Sri Lankan team won't back off from the tour as they have agreed to send their team in a meeting involving the PCB, the SLC and the ICC. Thisara Perera, now part of the ODI squad in the UAE, was Sri Lanka's only representative in those matches.

Sri Lanka commits to Lahore T20I despite reluctance from players