Unchanged Sri Lanka asked to bat

Emmett Rice
October 29, 2017

Apart from Friday's monitoring, another delegation of the ICC is also expected to visit the Stadium today (Saturday) to review the security arrangements for the third T20I scheduled to be played on Sunday.

The home side is now leading the series 1-0 after their comfortable seven-wicket win over the inexperienced visitors on Thursday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board, in collaboration with the ICC, last month organized a three-match T20 global series against a World XI, led by South Africa's Faf du Plessis, at Gaddafi Stadium.

Since then UAE has become Pakistan's "home" venue away from home as the PCB gradually tries to convince foreign teams that it's safe to play global cricket in Pakistan.

Before this Pakistan has beaten England to gain the Number two spot.

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After completing a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in the one-dayers, Pakistan start the three-match T20 series in Abu Dhabi on Thursday before playing the finale in Lahore.

Sri Lanka's tour would mark the revival of full-scale global cricket in Pakistan.

A group of Sri Lankan security experts reviewed the security arrangements being made for the third and final T20 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on October 29 at the Gaddafi Stadium.

But several Sri Lanka players won't be there.

With the last match in the series set to be held in Lahore, a number of Sri Lanka regulars - including captain Upul Tharanga and Lasith Malinga - had opted out of the games due to safety concerns.

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