Pakistan India Cricket series will be played in Sri Lanka from December 20 to January 3: Claims Indian Media

NEW DELHI: The deadlock over a proposed series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan has ended up as both countries are likely to play cricket series in neutral venue Sri Lanka from December 20 to January 3, Indian media reported. It was revealed that Sri Lanka has been decided as a venue for the forthcoming bilateral series between Pakistan and India . It was reported that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wanted the decision to be announced either by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) or jointly with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The BCCI chief Shashank Manohar has proposed three ODIs and two T 20 matches. Without duvulging any details, both Sethi and Khan had said on Sunday that the meeting with Manohar was “fruitful” giving an indication that the deadlock on the marquee series was broken. “Since PCB will need the permission of Nawaz Sharif before going official, Shaharyar Khan will need to go back to Islamabad and seek the Prime Minister’s permission. Once he gets the green light from the PM, he will again come back to Dubai and intimate his decision to Clarke. Clarke is likely to officially announce the series on November 27,” the source told PTI on Monday. Reference Source; Indian Express