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BCCI official hints Sri Lanka as possible venue for Pak-India series

MUMBAI: Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Anurag Thakur has hinted that the upcoming Pak-India series could be played in Sri Lanka, ARY News reports.

Sri Lanka had offered itself as a neutral venue for a proposed series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan to break a deadlock over venue of the series.

Anurag Thakur has sad that said that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan and BCCI President Shashank Manohar had discussed playing the series in Sri Lanka.

He also said that the governments of the two South Asian countries will make the final decision.

BCCI and PCB both have written letters to their respective governments regarding the series between the two teams.

The BCCI secretary added that the Indian side cannot play in Pakistan due to security issues.

“There should be no problem playing in Sri Lanka”, he said.

Pakistan has been playing their home series in the United Arab Emirates because of security fears at home, but India have refused to play there for the upcoming tournament.

India and Pakistan have not played a full series since 2007. New Delhi halted all cricket matches with Pakistan following the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, although they did play a limited-overs series in 2012.

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