Just in! Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed the ODI series Trophy for Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka 2019. The trophy revealing ceremony today held at National Stadium Karachi. Pakistani Skipper Sarfaz Ahmed and Sri Lankan Captain Lahriu Thirmanne posed with the One Day Series sponsored by Brighto Paints Limited.
While Speaking to Press, Pakistani Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed said:
“My message to the cricketing world on this occasion is simple: please come and support us in resumption of international cricket in Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board and the security agencies in every city have really worked hard to make it possible. Pakistan has been hosting cricket for two years on regular basis and now it is up to the other boards to realise that Pakistan is able to manage security at the top level for international cricket.
The more world cricket would come to support Pakistan cricket, the quicker “we will have international cricket back at our home grounds”. It is important that “players who are coming to Pakistan return with great memories as they will be our ambassadors and tell the world that Pakistan is a safe country for cricket.”
“It is an international team and you can’t be relaxed against any international team, especially in white-ball cricket. It is going to be a good contest and we will give our best against Sri Lanka. “It is an important occasion for me and for the other players as well. I will be leading my team at my home ground and I expect good response from the fans.”
Pakistan will try to post a big total. “It is easier to say that we are going to score 400 or 500 runs. You need to put in a lot of hard work to do that, and it is important for your top three, four batsmen to score big runs if you want to post a big total on board,” he said.
While, Sri Lankan Captain Lahiru Thirmanne expressed his view on this series as:
Lot of players under-25 years of age maybe 10-12 years they have played cricket so it’s a good opportunity for them and also lot of guys I think all of the players have represented Sri Lanka before so maybe that’s a good thing for us and let’s see.
National Stadium Karachi is all set to host the first ODI match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka tomorrow. It is going to be a historical day for Pakistan Cricket.