Monday Dec 09, 2019 | By: Web Desk
The Sri Lanka cricket team on Monday arrived in Pakistan for their two-match Test series, which is to begin on Wednesday.
Pakistan will play its first international Test match on home soil after a decade long wait in Rawalpindi.
The first match will be played from December 11-15, while the port city of Karachi will host the second match from December 19-23.
Pakistan has not hosted the longer format of the sport - played more than five days - since the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in Lahore.
Sri Lanka had agreed to play the Test series after the successful staging of one-day and Twenty20 internationals in September and October this year.
This tour is being considered pivotal for the cricket loving nation as the move highlights the county's reputation of being safe and secure.
International cricket returned to Pakistan in 2015 when Zimbabwe toured the country for one-day and Twenty20 matches.
Pakistan has hosted a number of limited-overs internationals in recent years, with Sri Lanka playing three ODIs and three T20 matches in September and October, though 10 key players opted out of that trip citing security concerns.