PCB, BCCI got green signal for cricket series in Sri Lanka
PESHAWAR, 26 November: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) got go-ahead signals from their respective governments regarding holding of bilateral cricket series in Sri Lanka next month.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in reply to PCB chairman Shahryar Khan’s letter gave clearance for the series. Mr. Khan had sent a letter to the premier seeking his permission regarding the series with India.
Quoting the Prime Minister, a statement issued from the PM Office on Thursday said due to the current security situation PCB should hold short series with India at a neutral location.
On the other hand, Indian media, quoting Rajiv Shukla, a senior BCCI member, reported that BCCI also got a green signal from their government regarding the series.
Shukla said the series might be started from December 15 and will be comprising of three ODIs and two T20s.
Cricketing ties between the two South Asian neighbors got severed after the 2008 Mumbai attacks and since then, the two countries did not play any bilateral series. The two sides played a series in 2007.