Pakistan Cricket Board Gets Nawaz Sharif Nod to Play India in Sri Lanka: Reports

Updated: 26 November 2015 11:56 IST

Pakistan and India have not played a full series since 2007. Pakistan Cricket Board are desperate to play their arch-rivals in December.

Pakistan Cricket Board Gets Nawaz Sharif Nod to Play India in Sri Lanka: Reports
Sri Lanka look set to host a short series between India and Pakistan. © AP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given his green signal to the Pakistan Cricket Board to play a bilateral series with India in Sri Lanka, according to media reports. India are also seeking permission from their government to play their arch-rivals in a neutral venue next month.(BCCI Seeks Government Clearance)

Sri Lanka have agreed to host a short series between the arch-rivals after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) refused a request from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play in United Arab Emirates, Pakistan's adopted home because of security fears at home.

The move came after PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan met BCCI president Shashank Manohar in Dubai on Sunday.(Why Pakistan Agreed to Play in Sri Lanka)

Pakistan and India have not played a full series since 2007. India stalled bilateral series with Pakistan in the wake of 2008 terrorists' attacks on Mumbai, which New Delhi blamed on militants based across the border.

But last year both the boards singed a memorandum of understanding under which they are scheduled to play six series between 2015 to 2023 but all subject to government clearance.

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