The Indo-Pak series hangs in the balance

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Indian and Pakistani cricket fans celebrate during the ICC Champions Trophy match between Pakistan and India on September 19, 2004 at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

According to latest reports the Pakistan government and the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are yet to decide as to whether Pakistan will play a series with India in Sri Lanka.

The PM will be going to Malta for the Commomwealth heads of government meeting scheduled from the 27th to the 29th of November which is why the outcome is likely to come after he returns from the tour.

ECB President Giles Clarke is expected to formally announce the outcome of the meeting, held in Dubai between the heads of both the rivals boards and mediated by Giles Clarke himself, tomorrow. This will clear the air and reveal all that was decided about the all important Indo-Pak series.

The series is likely to be held in December and January and will not include test matches which makes it similar to the short series held in India almost three years back.