BCB provisionally commits to Pakistan tour by year-end

Karachi, Nov. 2 (ANI): Bangladesh has provisionally committed to a tour of Pakistan at the end of this year, depending on security arrangements and the results of discussions with the government, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan has said.

"We have had a correspondence with the Pakistan Cricket Board over a tour to their country at the end of this year. I would say this is a commitment," The Express Tribune quoted Hasan, as saying.

"However, it all depends on security and many other issues including the cost benefit. We have to see how the Bangladesh cricket team will benefit from this tour. We also have to discuss the matter with the government before making a final decision," he added.

Pakistan media had recently reported that Bangladesh would play three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals. The BCB, however, denied the reports.

Bangladesh were scheduled to tour Pakistan in April for a short series but it was cancelled after a High Court division bench ordered the visit be suspended following a petition filed by a lawyer and a private university teacher.

No international teams have toured Pakistan since the 2009 attack by militants on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore. (ANI)


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