Sri Lanka to play two Tests against Pakistan in Karachi and Rawalpindi in December?

Sri Lanka likely to tour Pakistan for two Test matches in December cricket

Pakistan have not hosted any Test matches since March 2009

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Sri Lanka are likely to play two Tests in Pakistan in December, according to reports.

As reported by Geo News, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have shown an interest in having the national team travel to Pakistan for the Test series.

Sri Lanka were recently in Pakistan for a three-match ODI series, which was held in Karachi, and a three-match Twenty20 series, which took place in Lahore. Pakistan won the ODI series 2-0, while Sri Lanka whitewashed the men in green 3-0 in the Twenty20 series.

Should the Test series go ahead, it will be the first Test matches held in Pakistan in over 10 years.

It is understood that Karachi and Rawalpindi are the two cities chosen to host the matches.

Sri Lanka were the last team to tour Pakistan as in March 2009, the national team were ambushed by armed militants, which left six Sri Lankan cricketers injured, along with two staff members and a reserve umpire. Six police officers and two civilians died in the attack.

Since then, Pakistan have largely played all their home games in the United Arab Emirates. However, international cricket has slowly begun trickling back into the country in the past couple of years.

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