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  • As Test cricket returns to Pakistan, Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

    As Test cricket returns to Pakistan after over a decade, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away... ...

  • Sri Lanka attack survivors bring top-level cricket back to Pakistan

    Tens of thousands of security will be deployed in Lahore on Sunday when Sri Lanka become the first major cricket team to visit Pakistan since they were targeted in a deadly ambush in 2009 — with attack survivors among those returning to the scene...

    Several Sri Lankan players and officials, including their head coach, have opted out of the Twenty20 fixture, after some voiced concern about security following ongoing militant attacks......

  • After more than a decade, Test cricket set to return to Pakistan with Sri Lanka series

    Test cricket is set to return to Pakistan after over a decade when Sri Lanka team plays its World Test Championship matches in the country in December, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday...

    In a press release, PCB said that Sri Lanka will play two test matches in Pakistan:First Test: December 11-15 at Pindi Cricket Stadium in RawalpindiSecond Test: December 19-23 at National Stadium in Karachi"Originally, Sri Lanka...

  • Misbah eyes victory as cricket team leaves for Sri Lanka

    LAHORE: Pakistan's 15-man squad flew out of Lahore for Colombo late on Monday night with Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq announcing that his boys will go all out for victory against Sri Lanka...

    Pakistan, currently ninth in one-day rankings, must beat Sri Lanka to get to the eighth spot or better before the September 30 cut off date for the Champions Trophy, which will feature the top eight teams...

  • T20 in Lahore subject to security, says Sri Lanka Cricket chief

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will send its team to Pakistan for a Twenty20 International next month only after more security assessments...

    SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva said on Thursday that officials will continue to monitor security in Pakistan from the UAE where Sri Lanka are scheduled to play two Test matches, five ODIs and two T20 Internationals against Pakistan at neutral venues...

  • Sri Lanka cricket team attack case ‘stuck in technicalities’

    LAHORE: The 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore was such a devastating incident it ended international cricket in Pakistan, but the trial of the case is stuck in a limbo because of, what officials say, technical reasons...

    Terrorists had attacked the Sri Lankan cricketers near Qadhafi Stadium on March 3, 2009, killing seven policemen, including a traffic warden, and injuring some of the guest team’s members...

  • India beat Sri Lanka in deaf cricket match

    LAHORE: Fine batting by Indrajeet Yadav and later good bowling by Vipul Patel (3-25) helped India beat Sri Lanka by 18 runs in the first match of the first T20 Asia Deaf Cricket Cup match at the LCCA ground here on Tuesday...

    For Sri Lanka, Sanka Manjola claimed two wickets for 23 while Laksan Fernando, Somo Dolanka and Nalan Samera took one wicket each...

  • Cricket Classics: Stunning Razzaq leaves Sri Lanka gasping

    For a man who played 46 Tests and 265 ODIs for his country, Abdul Razzaq never fulfilled his extraordinary promise as Pakistan's next 'big' all-rounder...

    So as the first day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan ended in a damp squib on Wednesday, let's turn the clock back to 1999 when the 19-year-old Razzaq was just making his mark in international cricket...

  • Sri Lanka's Herath retires from limited-overs cricket

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has retired from 50-over and Twenty20 internationals in order to carry on playing Test matches, the country's cricket board said on Sunday...

    “Every cricketer has to stop at the right time, I feel it's time to make room for fresh talent to be groomed with the 2019 World Cup in view,” Herath was quoted as saying in a statement from Sri Lanka Cricket...

  • Medics protest holding India, Sri Lanka cricket series despite smog in Delhi

    Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks have reignited debate about hosting major sports in heavily polluted New Delhi, where doctors are increasingly vocal about the health risks posed by smog...

    Medics on Monday urged cricket's governing body to revise its rulebook after a Test match between India and Sri Lanka went ahead in the capital despite players vomiting and wheezing for air...

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