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2017-05-18

Sri Lanka Cricket has proposed to host the India-Pakistan bilateral series which has been in turmoil for a long time and was also called off by Board of Cricket Control in India.

Pakistan Today reports SLC chief, Thilanga Sumathipala had requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant approval for the series in a neutral country.

India.com quoted Sumathipala: “I met Mr Narendra Modi at BMICH and conveyed the message to him to consider playing against Pakistan.”

There has been a lot said about Pak-India series over tensions between the neighbouring states.

Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Shahryar Khan had earlier stated that he would take the issue to the International Cricket Council as the PCB bore losses after India refused to play the series.

Irrespective of the bilateral series, Pakistan is to meet India in Champions Trophy scheduled to begin in first week of June. England and Wales are to host the tournament.

Pakistan and India will clash on the field on June 4.

The Green shirts have left for England to participate in a 15-day long camp ahead of the big fixture.