After considerable debates about cricketing ties between India and Pakistan, the two countries have tentatively decided to play on a neutral venue, Sri Lanka. The five-match series will start from Dec. 15, but still awaits the Indian government’s final approval.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave provisional clearance to the Pakistan Cricket Board. Soon after, Board of Control For Cricket in India official and Indian Premier League chairperson announced that the series would be held in Sri Lanka. “From Day one, I have been maintaining that cricket should not be brought into political controversy,” he added. Read more…

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Despite tensions, India and Pakistan agree to play a cricket series in ‘neutral’ Sri Lanka