The Sri Lanka cricket team is scheduled to tour the United Arab Emirates in September and October 2017 to play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches against the Pakistan cricket team. It is scheduled to include the first Tests that Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan will captain following the retirement of Misbah-ul-Haq.
In August 2017, Thilanga Sumathipala, president of Sri Lanka Cricket, said that he would like to play at least one of the three T20I matches in Lahore, Pakistan during October. In 2009, the Sri Lanka cricket team were attacked by terrorists while travelling to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Since then, the only Test side to visit Pakistan has been Zimbabwe, when they toured during May 2015. In September 2017, the fixtures were confirmed, with the final T20I match of the series to be played in Lahore.Sri Lanka Cricket said that players have a “contractual obligation” to play the match in Lahore, but it was unlikely to issue penalties to any player who chose not to visit Pakistan. Two of Sri Lanka’s current team, Chamara Kapugedera and Suranga Lakmal were on the bus during the 2009 terrorist attack, and both could be selected for the T20I squad.
The second Test match is to be played as a day/night fixture, the first day/night Test for Sri Lanka.
Full schedule, venue, timing of the matches
2nd Test: Oct 06, Fri – Oct 10, Tue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
1st ODI: Oct 13, Fri – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
2nd ODI: Oct 16, Mon – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
3rd ODI: Oct 18, Wed – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
4th ODI: Oct 20, Fri – Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
1st T20: Oct 26, Thu – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
2nd T20: Oct 27, Fri – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi