Provincial cricket team from India to play in Pakistan

Sri Lankan team bus was attacked in Pakistan

By CricketCountry Staff

Islamabad: Mar 13, 2011

Pakistan will host a cricket tournament involving a foreign team for the first time after the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by gunmen in March 2009. The attack took lives of six police officials and a van driver.

A provincial team from Punjab will visit the troubled neighbouring country to play two one-dayers and two Twenty20 matches this year, according to media reports.

“A team from the Indian Punjab Cricket Association will play against the Pakistan province of Punjab in June,” Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Ijaz Butt was quoted saying to Daily Dawn newspaper.

“Governments of both the countries have given the green light for this series and hopefully it will pave the way to restore cricketing ties between the two countries,” Butt added.

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