Colombo/Karachi: Sri Lanka will travel to Lahore for the final T20I against Pakistan on 29 October, despite top players expressing their reservations on travelling to the country, where the national team was attacked by terrorists in 2009.
A source close to the board said skipper Upul Tharanga and Lasith Malinga were likely to pull out of the entire series due to security concerns about the final.
Babar Azam has hit a second successive century to lead Pakistan to a 32-run victory and 2-0 ODI series lead over Sri Lanka.
Earlier, a PCB official also confirmed that the Sri Lankan team won't back off from the tour as they have agreed to send their team in a meeting involving the PCB, the SLC and the ICC.
Earlier, a letter was signed by 40 Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) contracted players, including most in the current squad, to president Thilanga Sumathipala, expressing the unwillingness to travel to Pakistan.
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The first two matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on October 26 and 27 before teams fly to Lahore for the final game on October 29.
The PCB, which successfully hosted three T20Is against a World XI squad last month in Lahore, has been confident of hosting the game despite initial fears.
Babar Azam scored a succesive hundred while Shadab Khan gave his career best bowling and batting performance to help Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second day-night worldwide in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
A preliminary 22-man squad is expected to be named on Wednesday, which will be cut down to 15 by October 20. On the eve of the World Cup, a joint India-Pakistan team played a friendly against Sri Lanka to show solidarity and demonstrate that it was safe to play in.
The tour will be Sri Lanka's first to Pakistan, eight years after their players had to return in the middle of the second Test following an attack by gunmen on their team bus in Lahore. It seems like we will be there in Lahore for only for 24 hours. Thisara Perera, now part of the ODI squad in the UAE, was Sri Lanka's only representative in those matches.