Sri Lanka has emerged because the possible impartial venue for the a lot-awaited bilateral cricket collection between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, and an official announcement is predicted on Friday (November 27).
With Board of Cricket Management of India (BCCI) making it clear that they won’t play within the United Arab Emirates and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) refusing to tour India, the one possible choice left with the 2 boards was the island nation which can act because the impartial venue.
India, who’re presently enjoying a 4-match Check collection at house towards South Africa, have a month’s window obtainable, beginning December eight, for a curtailed collection which is more likely to be confined to 3 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two T20 Internationals (T20Is) as an alternative of the unique two Exams, 5 ODIs and two T20Is, in accordance with prime BCCI sources.
The proceedings had been quick-tracked as soon as Shashank Manohar, the BCCI president and present ICC chairman met his Pakistani counterpart Shaharyar Khan and senior official Najam Sethi, in Dubai, within the presence of ECB supremo Giles Clarke. With out divulging any particulars, each Sethi and Khan had stated on Sunday that the assembly with Manohar was “fruitful”, giving a sign that the impasse on the marquee collection was damaged.
“Since PCB will want the permission of Nawaz Sharif earlier than going official, Shaharyar Khan might want to return to Islamabad and search the Prime Minister’s permission. As soon as he will get the inexperienced mild from the PM, he’ll once more come again to Dubai and intimate his determination to Clarke. Clarke is more likely to formally announce the collection on November 27,” the supply stated.
It has been learnt that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been approached by PCB they usually appear to be eager to host the collection. The 2 stadiums earmarked for the collection are Khettarama (R Premadasa Stadium) and Pallekele (Kandy). Whereas the receding monsoon has hit the island nation badly, the climate forecast for the final a part of December seems promising.
Whereas some home T20 matches are scheduled at Khettarama, SLC will reschedule them on the first discover, as soon as an official announcement is made by the involved governing our bodies.
This would be the first time that a Check enjoying nation has rejected enjoying a collection within the UAE because it turned Pakistan’s adopted residence after the 2009 assaults on the Sri Lankan squad outdoors Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.