BCB to confirm Pakistan tour within two weeks
Bangladesh cricket team is scheduled to tour Pakistan for the first time since the Lahore terror attack back in 2010. Although the women’s side earlier toured Pakistan, the men team yet to tour Pakistan.
According to the schedule, Tigers will play two Tests and three T20Is in February 2020 while the women’s team will tour Pakistan in October this year for two ODIs and three T20Is.
However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) executives are yet not sure whether they will send their teams to Pakistan considering all the security issues. In a recent interview, Akram Khan has clarified that security will be their first priority before reaching a final decision.
“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,” BCB cricket operations committee chairman Akram Khan was quoted as saying by Dhaka Tribune.
Currently, the Sri Lankan cricket team is touring Pakistan for a bilateral series but Akram said Bangladesh’s decision regarding touring Pakistan completely depends on the board as well as the government of the country.
“This decision will be finalized in a board meeting and the green signal has to come from both sides (board and government),” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Akram also confirms that they will come to a decision regarding the senior men’s and women’s teams’ planned tours of Pakistan within the next two weeks.