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Pakistan cricket says government to decide on India series

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ISLAMABAD (AP) It is up to the Pakistan government to green-light the series against India next month, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan met with Board of Control for Cricket in India counterpart Shashank Manohar in Dubai last Friday, in a meeting organized by Giles Clarke, who heads the ICC Pakistan task force.

All three officials are tight-lipped on what was decided, but Sri Lanka was reportedly chosen as the venue for a short series of one-day internationals and Twenty20s.

In a statement, Khan said he has told the government the talks were ''fruitful,'' and the BCCI was seeking it's government's view.

Both cricket boards signed a memorandum of understanding last year to play at least six series from 2015 to 2023, with Pakistan hosting the first one in December.

India was unwilling to send its team to the United Arab Emirates, which has been Pakistan's second ''home'' for six years due to the security concerns of foreign teams travelling to Pakistan.

The BCCI was willing to talk about compensating the PCB in case it agreed to play the series in India, but Pakistan rejected the proposal, saying India should honor its commitment.

Pakistan also said India had not made any request about sharing revenue.