Dubai to host its second Day-Night Test during SL visit

Sri Lanka will become the latest team to joinup  the Day-Night Test bandwagon after the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that the second of their two-Test series against the team from the island nation will be played under lights in Dubai between October 6 and 10. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the opener from September 28.

The two Tests will be followed by a five-match One-Day International series and a three-match T20I faceoff. The last of the T20Is, scheduled for October 29, is slated to be played at Lahore “subject to security clearance.”

International cricket returns to Pakistan later this week when a World XI side-led by Faf du Plessis will partake in a three-match T20I series against the hosts. Should Sri Lanka successfully complete their one-off assignment in Pakistan, it’ll serve as a major shot in the arm for PCB’s efforts to bring back international cricket to the nation after a terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 forced them to change home base to UAE. Zimbabwe played a short series amid high security in 2015 but top cricketing action was not forthcoming until the PSL 2017 final was staged in Lahore earlier this year.Via

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