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PCB Welcomes De Silva's Statement

Lahore February 24, 2011: Pakistan Cricket Board welcomes the statement of Chairman Sri Lanka Cricket, Somachandra de Silva, on playing in Pakistan for their next series in October.

Commenting on the development, Chairman PCB, Ijaz Butt said, "the comments of Mr. De Silva are reassuring and will help a long way in restoring the confidence of international community in playing cricket in Pakistan."

"Sri Lanka is a brotherly nation and they have always stood by our side whenever we have needed them. Whatever happened was tragic and every cricket loving Pakistani was feeling sad for the Sri Lankan Team", he said.

"Pakistani fans are missing the big events of cricket at home and they are waiting for the international teams to visit Pakistan. We are in constant touch with ICC, The Task Team on Pakistan and the other Boards in this regard and are hopeful of international cricket return to Pakistan very soon", he added

Sri Lankan Team is scheduled to visit Pakistan in October- November this year to play 3 test, 5 ODIs and one T-20 matches.