Pakistan Cricket Board makes important demand from BCB over Pakistan Test Tour

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Pakistan Cricket Board makes important demand from BCB over Pakistan Test Tour

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Cricket Board makes important demand from BCB over Pakistan Test Tour.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) still remains adamant that its national side would only travel to Pakistan for the three-match Twenty20 International series in January over security concerns.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has once again asked their counterparts to provide valid reasons for their refusal to play the Test matches here.

A senior PCB official said on Thursday the BCB has been asked to explain the rationale of their reluctance to fulfill their obligation under the ICC Future Tour Programme (FTP).

The PCB has reminded that the series has been on the FTP since December 2018, while on 21 October 2019, the PCB had written to the BCB about the series and shared the draft itinerary, which they only responded in December.

The PCB, in an email on Thursday, has recapped that the Sri Lanka cricket team, which was targeted in March 2009 by the terrorists, had just completed the Test series of an incident-free two-leg tour to Pakistan.

Sri Lanka spent a grand total of 34 days, 17 each across the limited-overs trip — in September/October when they played One-day Internationals in Karachi and the T20 series in Lahore — and the recent Test matches in Rawalpindi and Karachi.