Sri Lankan players, who are supposed to play the third and final T20I against Pakistan in Lahore on October 29, have signed a letter to request the board to move the match to a neutral venue.
However, ESPNcricinfo reported on Saturday that Sri Lanka Cricket believes it can convince the players to visit Pakistan for the one-off T20I.
When contacted, a Pakistan Cricket Board official said: “The Sri Lankan cricket board gave us a go ahead after the ICC meeting, so they will not back off from their word. All the players will have to listen to the board, but if a player resists from visiting then replacements will be sent. Whatever happens, a Sri Lankan team will visit Pakistan.”
The Islanders are currently playing a five-match ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE where they are 1-0 down courtesy Babar Azam’s century on Saturday.
Earlier, Dinesh Chandimal’s side beat Pakistan 2-0 in the two-match Test series in the UAE.
The teams are scheduled to play three T20Is after the ODI series ends on October 23.