PESHAWAR, 23 November: The much-awaited cricket series between Pakistan and India may be played in Sri Lanka from the next month, media reports say.

According to media reports this was decided in a meeting held in Dubai between Shahryar Khan, chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Shashank Manohar, president, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with England and Wales Cricket Board president Giles Clark as a mediator.

However, there is no official confirmation of these reports from any side as PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said that Giles Clark would brief media about the meeting on Monday.

The bilateral cricketing ties between the two neighboring countries were severed after India refused to play with Pakistan following the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Pakistan had previously offered to host the bilateral series in UAE but India refused and insisted to play only in India.

In response to the rigid stance of BCCI, Pakistan also refused to travel to India and maintained it would play in UAE as agreed under an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries last year.

PCB chairman Shahryar Khan has said the cricket series between Pakistan and India has now become a political issue and any decision in this regard would be taken by the government of Pakistan.


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