New developments reported over the tour of Bangladeshi cricket team to Pakistan
DHAKA - Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan has said that the country’s cricketers will not be pressurised by the board to travel to Pakistan for the upcoming Test and Twenty20 International (T20I) series against the Men in Green, scheduled to take place in January next year.
While speaking to reporters at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Nazmul emphasised that the opinion of the Bangladesh cricketers will be of paramount importance with regards to deciding the fate of the tour.
“We cannot force our players to go to Pakistan. If any player doesn’t want to go, he will not go there,” said Nazmul. “We will not pressurise anyone. The board will not pressurise any player to go to Pakistan. I don’t think it’s time to talk about the replacement team. It will depend on the situations.”
“We want to hear who wants to go or who doesn’t. There are a lot of matters including the board. After getting the clearance we will sit to discuss about these things. We hope that we can make a final decision within next four to five days,” he added.
Bangladesh Women’s and Under-16 team has already toured Pakistan earlier this year for a full series.
BCB chairman said that they are currently awaiting the security report to decide on the next course of action.