PM Sharif gives go-ahead to PCB for India series in Sri Lanka


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday gave a green signal to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a proposed series with India in Sri Lanka.
The chairman PCB Sheharyar Khan had wrote a letter to premier seeking government permission on whether it play series with India in Sri Lanka.
The permission has been granted after security clearance from federal interior ministry and foreign office.
“Keeping security issues in mind, Pakistan should host India on neutral venue, but on its own conditions.” PM office responded to PCB’s letter.
However, final decision will be announced in board official’s meeting with PM on November 27.
Earlier, Indian media had revealed that both the board have made a consensus on Sri Lanka as neutral venue for the series.
BBC reported that the series may be played from December 20 to January 3 2016.
Official announcement is still to be made from both entities.