LAHORE - A Pakistan Cricket Board official has said that Sri Lanka will finalise its tour programme to Pakistan within next 48 hours. The official said that Sri Lanka did not back out of the tour and were trying to find a balance in between giving their players rest and plan match for them as well. He said that he had a telephonic conversation with Chief Executive of the Sri Lankan cricket board, Duleep Mendis, who has assured that the scheduled will be announced in the next 48 hours. Mendis, however, ruled out the impression that Sri Lanka together with India is ignoring Pakistan to ensure a series with India. No final talk with Pakistan was held on the schedule of the tour of Pakistan; a television channel quoted Duleep Mendis, as saying. Earlier, Mendis had promised the Chief Operating Officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Saleem Altaf, that he would finalise the schedule by Sunday, but the Sri Lankan board failed to give a reply to the PCB on Sunday.Mendis said it might take a few more days to finalise the schedule, because Sri Lankan cricket officials are considering other options. However, he confirmed that Sri Lanka and India are negotiating a one-day series between the two countries in the third week of February. Sri Lanka is planning to host at home five-ODI series against India after splitting their proposed tour of Pakistan. Under the plan, Sri Lanka will visit Pakistan for the limited-overs leg of their tour later this month, return home for India's visit and head back to Pakistan to play three Tests. "I have told Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive Duleep Mendis to look at the option of touring Pakistan first for five ODIs and a Twenty20 match," Gamini Lokuge, the Sri Lanka Sports Minister, said. The team will then return to Colombo to play a five-match ODI series with India. "We will then return to Pakistan for three Tests," Lokuge said further. Lokuge did not, however, provide a detailed itinerary. The Minister had already confirmed talks with the BCCI and said the schedule was being finalised. India had toured Sri Lanka last year for three Tests and five ODIs.