Najam Sethi, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, reiterated that Sri Lanka would tour Lahore for the third and final Twenty20 International on October 29 despite reservations from players, saying he had received an assurance to that effect from his Sri Lankan counterpart.
Sri Lankan players have reportedly written to Sri Lanka Cricket saying they have security reservations over playing in Pakistan. The SLC executive committee is due to meet later on Monday to take a final decision.
Sethi said the reservations would be addressed. “I have spoken to the SLC head and he has given me the assurance that the team would tour,” Sethi told the media upon his arrival from Auckland after attending the ICC Board meeting.
Sethi, who also met officials of other boards on the sidelines of the ICC meeting, said he was also confident that Windies would tour Pakistan for three Twenty20 internationals in Lahore next month.
“I am confident that the WICB will also send its team,” he went on. “The revival of international cricket is a good omen for our cricket.”