PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan wrote to the BCCI on Thursday, asking the Indian board to come up with a decision on the series within the next two days. The PCB chief warned that if the series does not get the green light, Pakistan will boycott all their matches against India.

The BCCI, however, is yet to respond and the PCB decided it will announce today its decision regarding giving up on the series.

"We made every possible effort to play India and even changed the venue from the UAE to Sri Lanka on BCCI's request but our efforts went in vain. We signed an MoU with the BCCI last year and were sincere in playing cricket with them," Shaharyar Khan was quoted as saying by the Dawn newspaper yesterday.

The PCB chief also said that it was difficult to make make arrangements for the series at a short notice and Pakistan should not be held responsible for its cancellation.

The BCCI had consented to a limited overs series with Pakistan in Sri Lanka and had asked the Indian government for permission. But the Indian government is yet to give its consent.

The BCCI and the PCB signed an MoU last year under which the two countries agreed to play a total of six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. The first of those series was originally scheduled to be hosted by the PCB in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this month.

But BCCI president Shashank Manohar is against the idea of playing in the UAE. India has not played a full bilateral Test series with Pakistan since after the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

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