ICC president Zaheer Abbas (on right) with former Pakistan cricketer Intikhab Alam.

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) new president Zaheer Abbas will be the guest of honour at the third One-Day International between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.

The former Pakistani batsman was invited to Sri Lanka by Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee chairman Sidath Wettimuny when he met him at the ICC annual conference in Barbados last month.

This will be Zaheer’s first official visit to a full member country since he took over as ICC president.

Zaheer is no stranger to Sri Lanka having first come here as a member of the Pakistan team and later as an ICC match referee and as an official of the Pakistan cricket team.