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Pakistan tour depends on security report and player's consent: BCB CEO

Published : Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 92
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According to the ICC's Future Tours Programme (FTP), Bangladesh are scheduled to tour in Pakistan to play two Tests and three T20i matches in January- February next year. But decision to travel in Pakistan is yet to determine from Bangladesh end for security issues.
Bangladesh are still waiting for security assurance and report from the security team that visited Pakistan recently. "The report of Pakistan-return security representative team is very important here," the BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed journalists on Monday. We shall take decision after getting the report at our hand. BCB is in touch with Pakistan Cricket Board. But if the tour is risky for cricketers, we must not take the decision to tour," he assured.
The BCB officials also claimed recently that Bangladesh cricketers are unwilling to go to Pakistan for a month long tour.  Pakistan in reaction informed that they are not thinking any alternative of Bangladesh's visit.
BCB chief executive reminded that they will follow all regular procedures before the tour keeping the player's safety in mind. He said, "Beside the report of the public security team that visited Pakistan, we need to discuss with our high commission in Pakistan and the ICC".

"Player's consent will get priority but security report will get the highest emphasis," he clarified.
Bangladesh Women's team and Under-17 team visited Pakistan recently amidst security wary. But BCB wants complete security assurance before sending the national team.

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