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Decision on tours of Pakistan within two weeks

  • Published at 09:14 am October 6th, 2019
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The Tigers are scheduled to play two Tests and three T20Is in February, 2020, while the Tigresses are slated to contest two ODIs and three T20Is later in October

BCB cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan said they will come to a decision regarding the senior men’s and women’s teams’ planned tours of Pakistan within the next two weeks.

The Tigers are scheduled to play two Tests and three T20Is in February, 2020, while the Tigresses are slated to contest two ODIs and three T20Is later in October.

BCB recently said it would send a security inspection delegation to Pakistan to assess the scenario. 

The international teams have been unwilling to tour the country since a militant attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009.

The Lankans though were later convinced of fool-proof security by the Pakistan authorities and are currently touring the country for three ODIs and as many T20Is.

‘’You know our board president (Nazmul Hasan) has always said security is our first priority. We have that in mind. This is not just a decision of the board. We haven’t decided as to whether we will play in Dubai or Pakistan. We are discussing,’’ said Akram.

‘’This decision will be finalized in a board meeting and the green signal has to come from both sides (board and government),’’ he concluded.

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