Author: Abhishek Rajan
Nazmul Hassan, the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has made it clear that Bangladesh won’t tour Pakistan for a Test series.
Bangladesh had to play two Test matches and three T20 internationals in Pakistan, but the country’s government has advised the cricket board to visit Pakistan only for a short duration.
The BCB had earlier put forward a proposal for one match of the Test series to be held in Pakistan and another one to be held in Bangladesh, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) didn’t agree to it.
There have been a lot of deliberations between the two boards regarding the Test series in the last few weeks.
The PCB had promised a presidential level security for the Bangladesh team and had also offered to fly in and fly out the players in between the two Test matches so that they wouldn’t have to stay in Pakistan for a long time.
But, the BCB president Nazmul Hassan doesn’t seem to be in a mood to go against the government’s advice.
The ongoing tussle between Iran and United States of America (USA) is the main reason why the Bangladesh government doesn’t want the national team to spend more than a week in Pakistan.
According to Nazmul, the PCB shouldn’t be disappointed with Bangladesh’s offer because Bangladesh has not withdrawn from the tour altogether. They are still willing to travel for T20 matches and that’s the maximum they can do in the current scenario.
“We are clear cut, but let’s see how they react.” Nazmul said while speaking to the press in Dhaka.
“As far as security is concerned, T20 is a better option. They should be happy that we still want to go to play T20s. This is the best thing we can offer to Pakistan.” Nazmul added.
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