PCB welcomes team Bangladesh in Lahore

Bangladesh national cricket team led by all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad has arrived in Lahore in a chartered flight late on Wednesday to play the three-match T20 series, in the first phase of the tour.


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials welcomed the visiting team in the airport from where they were taken to the hotel under strict security measures.

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On Thursday, Bangladesh team will do their practices at the Gaddafi Stadium and will attend a press briefing later on.

The three match T20I series will begin on 24th February and will be followed by two matches in 25th and 27th of this month.

The bilateral series will be accomplished in three phases. In the second phase of the tour, the team will return to Pakistan to play first Test in Rawalpindi from Feb 7 to 12.

The last phase will take place in Karachi on April 1 to play one-off One-Day International on April 3 and the second Test from April 5.

Meanwhile Punjab government is covering all the possible areas for securing the visiting Bangladesh team. Punjab Law Minister Basharat Raja chaired a cabinet meeting where directions were given to all agencies to provide fool proof security.

Ministers retired Col Hashim Dogar, Ansar Majeed, Rai Taimoor, Chief Secretary Azam Suleman Khan, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Momin Agha, Punjab Inspector General of Police Shoaib Dastgir were present in the meeting.

The Punjab Safe City Authority also said that cameras installed for security during the cricket series have been activated and would function 24/7.

Bangladesh team:

Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal Khan, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain, Litton Das, MD Mithun, Afif Hossain, Mahadi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain and Hasan Mahmud.






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