As per the ICC Future Tours Program, Bangladesh are scheduled to play three T20Is and two Test matches against host Pakistan in January-February next year
Bangladesh Cricket Board will discuss with the International Cricket Council over sending the men’s team to Pakistan for a full-fledged series.
As per the ICC Future Tours Program, Bangladesh are scheduled to play three T20Is and two Test matches against host Pakistan in January-February next year.
BCB however, has come to the decision of playing only the T20Is on Pakistan soil, and the Tests at a neutral venue.
BCB at the same time is also waiting for a travel clearance to Pakistan from the Bangladesh government, and is mulling discussing with the ICC.
“You all know during an international match the ICC appoints the team officials. We will try to communicate with ICC regarding this, and want to take their independent opinion,” said BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury to the media in Dhaka Saturday.
Following declaration of BCB’s intention of playing only three T20Is in Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan revealed that they had asked the BCB the reason for not wanting to play Tests in Pakistan, despite the country successfully hosting Sri Lanka in the two-Test series currently.
The PCB official had further claimed that their security plan was sanctioned by the ICC and that the governing body of world cricket had sent their officials after being satisfied over the security arrangement.
“We are in constant touch with PCB and told them we do not want to stay there for a long time. We want to play the three scheduled T20Is, and the two Tests at neutral venue,” said the BCB CEO.
“The security personnel can understand the difference between staying for a short time and staying for a long time. We have taken the decision considering our security issue."