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Sri Lanka could host ‘much-awaited’ India-Pak series

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New Delhi: Following a meeting between the top officials of India and Pakistan’s cricket board in Dubai on Sunday, Sri Lanka have reportedly come up as a likeliest neutral venue for the proposed bilateral series between the two sides in December.

According to reports, Sri Lanka Cricket has said that the BCCI and the PCB have approached it to host the Indo-Pak series.

The meeting which took place at headquarters of the International Cricket Council ( ICC) on the invitation of BCCI president Shashank Manohar was also attended by English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Giles Clarke and PCB Executive Committee head Najam Sethi.

Earlier, the BCCI had also proposed a series of three ODI’s and two T20’s between December 15 and January 7 to be played in India after it seemed to be difficult to play series in United Arab Emirates.

But PCB chief Shahryar Khan refused the proposal, saying he is concerned about the safety of Pakistani players, which he would not compromise at any cost.

According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the PCB and the BCCI, both countries are scheduled to play six series between 2015 and 2023 after a clearance from the Indian Government.

India have not played a full bilateral series with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. (ANI)