KARACHI (Agencies) - Pakistan Cricket Board will seek an explanation from its Sri Lankan counterpart after one of its senior officials denied agreeing to play a full Test series in the UAE later this year. Sources in the PCB said the top officials were not happy with a statement from SLC interim committee chairman Upali Dharmadasa who said they hadn't been informed as yet about the venues for the series scheduled in October-November. The series is Pakistan's home one but because the Sri Lankans have refused to tour Pakistan because of security concerns the PCB decided to shift the rubber to the UAE which has become a virtual second home for Pakistan cricket in the last few years. "We haven't been informed of the venues for the series yet," SLC interim committee chairman Upali Dharmadasa was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror newspaper. "In fact, the other day, I read on the BBC website that the series was confirmed to be played in Abu Dhabi. I learnt about it only then. We are going to discuss this matter at our meeting and then only we can communicate with the PCB and finalize the series," he said. A PCB spokesman said they were surprised to read the statement from Sri Lanka as everything had been finalised after taking the SLC into confidence. "We are very surprised because before making a formal announcement about the series we had formal approval of the SLC. There could be some misunderstanding that needs to be sorted out but the series is in UAE and we have started making arrangements for it," he added. Dharmadasa also said that the SLC would try to convince the PCB to play the series in Sri Lanka so that maximum people could watch it. The PCB had also considered Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe to host the FTP series of three tests, five ODIs and two T20 matches but settled for the UAE venues because of the cost factor. "This is a matter entirely between the PCB and SLC but the statement by Dharmadasa surprised me. We have confirmed everything for the series and have already started preparations," he stated.