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Kenya to visit Pakistan next month, play 5 ODIs

November 25, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Kenya will visit Pakistan next month and play all five one-day internationals in the same city where the Sri Lanka cricket team came under a deadly attack from gunmen five years ago.

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday that Kenya will face Pakistan A in Lahore from Dec. 13-20.

The attack in Lahore in 2009, while Sri Lanka was being driven to Gaddafi Stadium for a test, killed six police officials and a van driver, and wounded players and officials.

Test-playing nations have avoided Pakistan ever since, and Pakistan plays its home internationals in the United Arab Emirates.

Kenya will become the second Associate side to tour Pakistan, after Afghanistan in 2012. Afghanistan has also trained in Lahore at the National Cricket Academy.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan recently said he wanted to encourage test-playing nations to return to Pakistan, by successfully hosting Associate teams.

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