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The Pakistan government has given the national team permission to face India in a bilateral series.
However, while it was thought that the series would be held in Sri Lanka initially, it is understood that Bangladesh are also in contention to host the series.
It was also reported that England may host the series next year, but Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan made it clear that this would not be the case.
“Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have their pluses and minuses, but we are yet to make a final decision on venues. We know Sri Lanka’s biggest minus is that it rains a lot and we don’t want that we go there and return without playing the game,” Khan said. “Bangladesh is also a good venue as we have good board-to-board terms and we have very good public support there as well, so we are not disregarding Bangladesh either. So it will be one from those choices and there is no proposal from England as widely speculated.”
The highly-anticipated India-Pakistan series is likely to consist of three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals and is likely to begin on December 15, according to senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) administrator and Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajiv Shukla.
“India-Pakistan series will happen tentatively from December 15 in Sri Lanka,” Shukla told the ANI news agency on Friday.