20 Dec 2008

Sri Lankan cricketers to tour Pakistan

7:14 am on 20 December 2008

Sri Lanka's cricket team will tour Pakistan next month in place of India, who cancelled their five-week series over the Mumbai terror attacks.

Sri Lanka will play three Test matches and five one-day internationals.

India called off their tour of Pakistan on Thursday after New Delhi refused to grant the team permission to travel across the border in the wake of last month's attacks on Mumbai, which India blamed on Pakistan-based militants.