Cricket: Nawaz Sharif gives green signal to play with India in Sri Lanka: Report

Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has given the green light for the country’s cricket team to play a shortened series against India in Sri Lanka next month, local media reported on Thursday.

Private television channel Geo News says Sharif told the Pakistan Cricket Board that it could play against India at a neutral venue.

The cricket boards in Pakistan and India have been deadlocked for months on a venue for the series. India had refused to play in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan rejected the Indian board’s proposal to play the series in India.

Giles Clarke, who heads International Cricket Council’s Pakistan Task Force, organized a meeting in Dubai between the heads of two cricket boards last week where Sri Lanka was chosen as the venue.