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Sri Lanka agree to tour Pakistan

LAHORE - In an effort to revive international cricket in Pakistan, the PCB is in talks with its Sri Lankan counterpart for a short ODI and Twenty20 series later this year.

According to Pakistan Cricket Board sources, Sri Lanka Cricket is ready to send its team for the short limited overs series but want the Test rubber to be played in the neutral venues of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

"The talks with the Sri Lankans have been pretty positive so far and we are hopeful the series will be split into two parts with the limited over games in Pakistan," one source said. "They have also indicated that they might come and play the limited over games in Pakistan," he added.

Under ICC's Future Tours Program, Sri Lanka are due to tour Pakistan in October-November this year for three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20 match. But with no international team having toured Pakistan since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009, doubts still hang over the prospect of the series.