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BCB mulls sending Tigers to Pakistan

  • Published at 11:51 pm September 29th, 2019

According to the International Cricket Council Future Tour Program, Pakistan will host Bangladesh for two Test matches and three T20Is, starting in January this year

The Bangladesh Cricket Board will come to the decision whether to send their men’s team to Pakistan based on reports from the concerned ministry and security agencies. 

According to the International Cricket Council Future Tour Program, Pakistan will host Bangladesh for two Test matches and three T20Is, starting in January this year. 

A BCB security team will travel to Pakistan soon to understand the arrangements that the home nation will undertake. 

With the Sri Lanka team currently touring Pakistan, prospects of Bangladesh visiting the country have gathered some pace. 

However, there is a backup plan too. 

It is understood that there is always the option of Pakistan hosting Bangladesh in the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan’s makeshift home venue.

“We have a commitment with them [Pakistan Cricket Board] as per the ICC FTP. Pakistan will host Bangladesh for two Tests and three T20Is. They have some neutral venues in Dubai and a few others that are treated as their home venues,” said BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury to reporters at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday.

“We have to follow some protocols for our team traveling abroad and security is one of the chief agendas. We have been working on this with the concerned ministry, and also the High Commissions. We will come to a decision based on their reports,” the BCB high-up explained.

In the schedule, the BCB also has Bangladesh women’s team tour of Pakistan in late October.

Nizamuddin informed that assessments of security arrangements for both the men’s and women’s team will be done jointly. 

The Bangladesh eves are scheduled to travel to Pakistan for three T20Is and two ODIs. 

The women’s team are likely to leave for Pakistan on October 23.

“The process [of assessing security arrangements in Pakistan] has already started. We have already contacted Bangladesh High Commission [in Pakistan] and they have provided us a report,” said Nizamuddin.

“We have sent that report to the concerned ministry, and they are working on it. We are expecting an inspection team to travel to Pakistan soon. Sri Lanka are already on tour of Pakistan, and we want our inspection team to be present there while the tour is on. That way the team will get to witness the on-ground security arrangements that are taken,” the BCB official explained.

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