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Pakistan cricket board chairman Shaharyar Khan has said Pakistan 'can survive' without playing cricket against India.

He hoped the BCCI would adhere to the MOU between the boards and improve the prospects of bilateral series in the future. Talking to media Shaharyar Khan said that given the present circumstance, the chances of a Pakistan-India series look bleak and we have to live with the fact that India are not going to play us. He said that at the same time the BCCI hasn't formally refused us, but we can't wait long amid this uncertainty and have got to have an alternative plan. PCB chief said we will wait for another couple of months before forcing our plan b. The BCCI had signed an MOU to play Pakistan in six series between 2015 and 2023, with the first to be hosted by the PCB in the UAE in December. India's refusal to play Pakistan in recent years has cost the PCB over 80 million dollars in terms of broadcasting and other commercial deals.

 

India were all out for 312 in their first innings on the third day of the decisive final test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese sports club in Colombo.

Opener Cheteshwar Pujara carried his bat with an unbeaten 145 as the tourists added 20 runs to their overnight score of 292 for eight before being dismissed 25 minutes after the start of the day's play. Fast bowler Dhammika Prasad finished with four wickets and left-arm spinner Rangana Herath took three. The series is locked at 1-1 after Sri Lanka won the opening test in Galle by 63 runs and India drew level with a 278-run win in the second match at the p. Sara oval in Colombo last Monday.

 
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