First time in three years, Bangladesh to send cricket squad to Pakistan
Most cricket nations have steered clear of Pakistan since gunmen attacked Sri Lanka’s team bus in 2009, killing several people.
But international cricket is slowly returning, with Zimbabwe and the West Indies among countries to visit Pakistan in recent years.
The Bangladesh squad being sent for the Emerging Teams Asia Cup starting December 6 is the first since 2015 to visit Pakistan.
The board would also sent a security detail with the squad, he added.
Bangladesh are in Group B alongside hosts Pakistan, Hong Kong and the UAE.
Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, India and Oman in Group A will play their matches in Colombo, which will also host the semis and final.
Squad: Nurul Hasan (Capt), Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Mizanur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Zakir Hasan, Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali, Tanvir Islam, Afif Hossain, Nayeem Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Qazi Onik, Khaled Ahmed, Mohor Sheikh. - APP/AFP