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Sri Lanka tipped as possible venue for Pak-India cricket series

DUBAI: The talks between Pakistan and India cricket heads in Dubai is likely to end stalemate over venue for the limited-over series as both the sides are reportedly considering Sri Lanka as a mutually consented spot.

According to Indian media, the bilateral series will comprise three ODIs and two Twenty20s. No Test match is part of the proposed series. That would be a repeat of the last bilateral series the two sides played, in December 2012, in India.

The meeting between BCCI chief Shashank Manohar and PCB chairman Shehryar Khan was described as “fruitful”, which was later twitted by Najam Sethi as well.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not want to play a series in the UAE, despite having signed an MoU with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) last year agreeing to do so.

While PCB has refused to play its home series in India and asked its Indian counterpart to honour the agreement it signed.

England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke, who is also the ‘Pakistan Task Force’ Chairman, facilitated the talks between the two sides.

Clarke is the head of the ICC’s Pakistan Task Team, a body set up first in 2009 to help Pakistan through the impact of not playing at home

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