Indo-Pak series: The uncertainty continues
According to reports the Pakistan-India series will be held in Sri Lanka but nothing can be said for sure. It is expected that on the 27th of November ECB President Giles Clarke, the mediator, will address media in a press conference and reveal important decisions that are made about the series.
The Sri Lankan board would be more than happy to host a series because of its high profile nature and the some sort of expected revenue. The series is likely to be held by the end of December and is expected to last till the first week of January. We might see another short series like the one in December 2012 and the test matches will be once again excluded.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif will make the final decision regarding the series as he had made it clear couple of weeks ago that no decision should be made by the PCB alone on this important matter because of the gravity of the situation and the political dynamics involved.
Although according to the MoU signed by the nations earlier the series was supposed to take place in UAE but India is not willing to play there for reasons unknown which is surprising. News are also coming in that BCCI want the title sponsor to be from India which is apparently due to the amount of money involved which is estimated to be around $20 million. A series outside UAE will already cost Pakistan a significant amount of money and this news will be even more disturbing for PCB because they would not like to share revenue with India and BCCI in particular.
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