ISLAMABAD – Kenya set a tour to Pakistan to play five one-day games as an effort to revive International cricket in Pakistan, Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since 2009.
Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan said that Kenya will tour next month for five one-day games.
Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring nine. Team members were among the injured.
Earlier, Bangladesh Cricket Board set a tour couple of time but stepped back because of security situation in Pakistan. Ireland were due to play a short limited-over series in Pakistan in September this year, but militant att
Shaharyar Khan last month visited Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India to lobby for tours to resume. He was also in negotiations with Kenya, who lost their one-day international status last year.
Shaharyar Khan said he hoped Kenya’s tour would open the door for others.
Kenya would thus become the second national team after Afghanistan to have visited this country since 2009. Afghanistan played a one-day series against Pakistan ‘A’ in 2011.
The PCB said Kenya would arrive on December 11 and play five matches, all matches will play in Lahore on December 13, 15, 16, 18 and 20.