Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Cricket | International

B’desh agree to tour Pak next month - PCB



Bangladesh have agreed to tour Pakistan next month in the first visit by any country since armed militants attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf said on Friday.

"The Bangladesh board has conveyed to us their team's visit is confirmed and they have also got approval from their board members. They have also sent us the time frame for the tour," Ashraf told the Geo News Channel.

Eight Pakistanis were killed and six Sri Lanka players wounded when a dozen gunmen fired on their coach as they were being driven to the Gaddafi stadium.

It was the first major attack directed at athletes since the 1972 Munich Olympics when the pro-Palestinian Black September group killed 11 members of the Israeli team.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board agreed to send a team to Pakistan in April this year to play a Twenty20 and one-day international in Lahore. However, the Dhaka High Court issued a restraining order stopping the Bangladesh players from playing in Pakistan due to security concerns.

"I am pretty confident now this tour will take place and signal the return of international cricket to Pakistan," Ashraf said.

"We will soon also be co-ordinating security arrangements for the tour with the provincial governments."



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Neil in the UK 2017
Week 1
May 24: With respect to Sussex and Northamptonshire and the warm-ups they provided last week, the...

Kepler Wessels
Positive three months ahead for Proteas
The Proteas will spend the next three months in the UK competing in several different competitions.

Neil Manthorp
The longest tour
The last time South Africa embarked on a tour as long as this one was way back in 1994, also to...