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Sri Lanka to host India vs Pakistan series

Sri Lanka has emerged as the likely venue for the much-awaited Indo-Pak bilateral cricket series and an official announcement may be made on November 27.

After the BCCI insisted that they will not play in the UAE and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refused to play in India, Sri Lanka was the only feasible option left as a neutral venue.

The proceedings had been fast-tracked once BCCI president and current ICC chairman Shashank Manohar met PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan and senior official Najam Sethi in presence of ECB chief Giles Clarke in Dubai.

Najam Sethi and Shaharyar Khan said that the meeting with Shashank Manohar was “fruitful” giving an indication that the deadlock on the epic series was broken.

Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) interim committee replied in affirmation for Pakistan to play India in a series of three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals in December.

Pakistan and India have not played a bilateral series since 2007.