A cloud of uncertainty hovers over Bangladesh’s visit to Pakistan in January-February. The Bangladesh government has not given its approval its cricket board for the tour so far.
On the other hand, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also made it clear that if the players are not ready for the tour of Pakistan, then they will not be pressurized. Bangladesh is scheduled to visit Pakistan in February. There are three T20s and two Test matches to be played.
BCB president said – Govt did not respond to security report: BCB President Najmul Hasan told the media, “A team of security experts had gone to take stock of the situation in Pakistan recently. It has submitted the report to the government, but till now we have not received any reply from there. Hopefully, the picture will be cleared in a few days. ”
BCB approved the Under-16 and women’s team to visit Pakistan. But the main team cannot tour without the government’s green signal.
Bangladesh team has not gone to Pakistan for 11 years: Bangladesh’s national cricket team last toured Pakistan in 2008. By the way, this tour will be fixed only with the approval of the government.
In fact, media reports have said that many Bangladeshi players do not want to go to Pakistan and they have told the board about this. On the Pakistan tour, three T20s are to be played in Lahore on 23, 25 and 27 January. Two Tests are due in February. These will be played in Rawalpindi and Karachi.