New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) senior functionary Rajeev Shukla said yesterday that the high-octane India vs Pakistan series may begin on December 15 in Sri Lanka.

Rajeev Shukla
Rajeev Shukla

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday gave the go-ahead to the series, which will have one-dayers and T20s, at the neutral venue, paving the way for full fledged preparations.

Taking a cue from Sharif, Shukla said: "India-Pakistan series will happen tentatively from December 15 in Sri Lanka.

"I am optimistic that the government will give the go-ahead to us. Both the parties have agreed for Sri Lanka as a venue. The whole idea is to resume cricket between the two countries," Shukla, who is the Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman, said.

Sharif yesterday told the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that it was willing to grant permission to send a team to play against India at a neutral venue.