The Pakistan Cricket Board wants to host the Test after the T20 and One-Day series against Sri Lanka. The PCB has clearly stated that it wants to play the Test series at home, if the Sri Lankan team has to play the Test series in the UAE, then it will have to bear the cost. Recently Pakistan hosted T20 and One-day series. After a long time a team went to play cricket on Pakistani soil.
The PCB has said that it is not ready to bear the expenses of the Test series alone in the UAE. The PCB wants that if the Sri Lankan team does not want to play a Test series in Pakistan and is willing to play a Test series in the UAE, then it will have to bear the cost of organizing the series with the PCB.
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani and CEO Wasim Khan arrived in Dubai to attend the ICC meeting. They said that Sri Lankan officials have been told that if Sri Lanka wants to play a Test series in the UAE, then they have to bear the cost. He said that even after assuring the security of the players in Pakistan, if Sri Lanka does not want to play there, it will have to participate in the expenses of the event.
According to ICC rules, only the hosting team has to bear the entire cost of organizing the series. The PCB wants the Sri Lankan team to come to Pakistan to improve its international image. With this, more countries would agree to play in Pakistan, although the Sri Lankan board was persuaded to play in Pakistan after a lot of difficulty for the One-Day and T20 series.