LAHORE: Sri Lanka team have on Saturday refused to visit Pakistan to play the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) at Gaddafi Stadium after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) agreed to send its players to Lahore.
The cricketers have informed their governing body of this decision by writing a letter and have asked to hold the match at a neutral venue. On the other hand, SLC has said that it will convince the players to visit Pakistan for the final T20I.
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi met SLC officials, and they assured Sethi to send their team to Pakistan for the match scheduled on October 29.
Let it be known that the three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be followed by the ongoing one-day international (ODI) series being played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Green Shirts have on Friday (yesterday) taken 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series over the Islanders. Earlier, Sri Lanka whitewashed Pakistan 2-0 in the Tests.
It is also worth mentioning here that PCB chief conducted meeting with Cricket West Indies (CWI) executives who have given positive reply to send their team to Pakistan next month for three T20Is.
Furthermore, Najam Sethi is likely to meet Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting chief executive Thabang Moroe to invite the Proteas to Pakistan for T20I series.