Bangladesh A team might visit Pakistan: PCB Chairman

Bangladesh A team might visit Pakistan: PCB Chairman

LAHORE: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the BCB has agreed to send Bangladesh’s high-performance side to Pakistan, possibly in July this year.

He also said that Sri Lanka is being discussed as a possible venue for Pakistan’s next home series against Bangladesh, though he didn’t mention a time frame.

Shaharyar was in Colombo for an informal meeting among the heads of Sri Lanka Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala, the BCB , Nazmul Hassan, and the PCB to discuss Asian Cricket Council affairs.

He said that the dates for the high-performance tour would be decided later, but was confident that it would happen. 

“They will play in Pakistan against our high-performance team. As regards to the national team, they are not yet ready to come to Pakistan but we could play either in Bangladesh or in a third country, which is acceptable to both sides, or we could even do it in Sri Lanka.

Neutral venue [for the senior teams’ series] is a possibility. These days, Dubai is our neutral venue but it’s very expensive. So we might play in Sri Lanka, if they are free at that time,” he said.

Last week the BCB had rejected the PCB’s invitation to play two T20Is in Pakistan.

Shaharyar also said that Pakistan’s senior team will tour Bangladesh in July and August this year, though they want to discuss the financial side of things since Pakistan will be on their third consecutive tour of Bangladesh since 2011.

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