KARACHI: Sri Lankan cricket teamís tour of Pakistan has been finalized and it will arrive in Pakistan on January 18.
Sri Lankaís sports minister Gamini Lokuge, during the telephonic conversation with the chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), gave the final shape to tour schedule.
The Sri Lankan team will tour Pakistan in two segments, playing three One-day Internationals in the first leg beginning from January 18 and then returning in February for a two-Test series in the second leg.
The three one-dayers will be played in Karachi on January 21, in Lahore on January 24 and in Faisalabad on January 27.
The Sri Lankan squad would then return to Pakistan in mid-February for two Tests in Karachi and Lahore schedule of which will be announced later.
Sri Lanka agreed to tour Pakistan after India cancelled a much-anticipated January-February series here due to simmering political tensions between the two countries over the Mumbai attacks.
"Sri Lanka Cricket has agreed to split the tour and they will be arriving on January 18 for three one-day internationals," Pakistan Cricket Board chief operating officer Saleem Altaf said.
Sri Lanka's tour had come into question after the country's sports minister Gamini Lokuge disbanded the interim national cricket board and sacked its chairman Arjuna Ranatunga.
But Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse later gave the green light for the tour, making the team the first to play a Test in Pakistan since South Africa played here in October 2007.