PESHAWAR, 29 October: Sri Lankan cricket team have arrived in Lahore for the final match of the T20 series against Pakistan.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials accorded rousing welcome to the Sri Lankan cricket players at Allama Iqbal International Airport from where they were taken to the team hotel in bullet proof vehicles. Extraordinary security measures have been taken in Lahore ahead of the match to avoid any untoward incident.

Sri Lankan cricket team are visiting Pakistan after a gap of eight years. International cricket came to a halt in Pakistan after terrorist attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009. Zimbabwe team visited Pakistan in 2005 and World Eleven team came last month to revive international cricket in Pakistan. The PCB said the visit of Sri Lankan team has revived their hopes of bringing international cricket back to Pakistan.

The match will begin at 9:00pm (PST) at Gaddafi Stadium. Pakistan have already won the series 2-0.