After almost two whole years, Sri Lankan Men's Cricket team will return to tour Pakistan. Sri Lanka will be facing Pakistan Cricket Team on their home soil after two years for limited overs cricket. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2019 is going to be the longest series hosted by Pakistan in almost a decade.
The tour will consist of three One-Day International matches followed by three T20 Internationals starting September. The PAK vs SL test series, which will be played in December this year.
The tour begins with three One day International matches, all three of which will be played in Karachi starting September 27. The ODIs would be followed by three Twenty20 International matches to be played in Lahore.
September 27 Sep: ODI - Karachi
September 29: ODI - Karachi
October 2: ODI - Karachi
October 5: T20 - Lahore
October 7: T20 - Lahore
October 9: T20 - Lahore
Also see - Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Schedule
The tour was confirmed by Harin Fernando, the Sri Lankan Sports Minister in August -
"We are not in a position to send the team to Pakistan to play the two Tests, but we will be in Pakistan for about eight days to play the ODIs or the T20 matches"
The Sri Lankan Cricket Board has expressed their safety and security concerns. And because of the same, the board is still unwilling to play a Test Series in Pakistan as those are long. Therefore it has been approved by both the National Cricket Boards that the two Tests will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which has been the home ground for Pakistan for most of the time recently.
In October 2017, Sri Lanka toured Pakistan and played their first T20 match in Lahore since the terror attack of March 2009. The attack took place at the same venue. That attack left eight people dead and seven Sri Lanka players and staff injured. Since 2017, it has been two years and Sri Lanka will again tour Pakistan in September 2019.