Sri Lanka to be bridgehead for India-Pakistan series, proclamation expected on 27 November

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Dubai: Sri Lanka has emerged as a expected venue for a much-awaited Indo-Pak shared cricket array and an central proclamation might be done on 27 November.

While BCCI done it transparent that they will not play in a United Arab Emirates and a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refusing to play in India, a usually possibly choice left was a island nation, that will act as a neutral venue.

File picture of MS Dhoni and Misbah ul Haq. AFPFile picture of MS Dhoni and Misbah ul Haq. AFP

File picture of MS Dhoni and Misbah ul Haq. AFP

With usually a month’s window accessible after India finish their Test Series opposite South Africa on 7 December, a array is expected to be cramped to 3 ODIs and dual T20 Internationals instead of a strange dual Tests, 5 ODIs and dual T20 Internationals, according to tip BCCI sources.

The record had been fast-tracked once BCCI boss and stream ICC authority Shashank Manohar met PCB authority Shaharyar Khan and comparison central Najam Sethi here in participation of ECB supremo and authority of ‘Pakistan Task Force’ Giles Clarke.

Without divulging any details, both Sethi and Khan had pronounced on Sunday that a assembly with Manohar was “fruitful” giving an denote that a deadlock on a marquee array was broken.

“Since PCB will need a accede of Nawaz Sharif before going official, Shaharyar Khan will need to go behind to Islamabad and find a Prime Minister’s permission. Once he gets a immature light from a PM, he will again come behind to Dubai and insinuate his preference to Clarke. Clarke is expected to strictly announce a array on Nov 27,” a source told PTI on Monday.

It has been learnt that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been approached by a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and they seem to be penetrating to horde a series.

The dual stadiums earmarked for a array are Khettarama (R Premadasa Stadium) and Pallekele (Kandy). While a decrease monsoon has strike a island republic badly, a continue foresee for a final partial of Dec looks good.

While some T20 matches are scheduled during a Khettarama, a SLC will reschedule them during a initial notice, once a central proclamation is made.

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This will be a initial time that a Test personification republic has deserted personification a array in a UAE given it became Pakistan’s adopted home after a 2009 Lahore attacks.

BCCI boss Manohar is really most opposite India personification ubiquitous matches in UAE. In fact Manohar was also a outspoken censor when a initial partial of IPL was shifted to a UAE final year due to a ubiquitous elections.

According to arguable sources, UAE has always come underneath scanner for being a breakwater for untrustworthy people and compare fixers.

In fact, a new ODI compare between Pakistan and England came underneath scanner with former England captain Michael Vaughan expressing his guess by a array of tweets that he after removed.

However ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson downplayed a occurrence saying that there is no reason to be questionable about a match.

With PTI inputs

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