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After all the hype that a Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan was on the cards, it seems that it may not materialise into anything as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Shammi Silva has denied any reports of talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
According to The Sunday Times as quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk, Silva noted that no communication has taken place between SLC and the PCB officials over a tour to Pakistan.
Silva’s comments come after PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said that talks were going on.
“We are hopeful of hosting Sri Lanka in the near future and I’m in contact with the islanders personally,” Mani had said.
However, Silva refuted this, saying: “We have not been contacted by any PCB official and no such discussion ever took place. If there are such reports claiming that negotiations are taking place or took place, they are baseless and untrue.”
Pakistan are scheduled to host Sri Lanka for two Test matches in October as part of the inaugural International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship.
Pakistan have yet to host a Test match on home soil since the Sri Lankan team were attacked by armed gunman in March 2009.