BCB to send 2nd inspection team to Pakistan

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:16, Dec 09,2019


The Bangladesh Cricket Board wanted to conduct another security inspection in Pakistan before green-lighting the national team’s scheduled tour in the neighbouring country in January next year, a BCB director confirmed on Monday.

The BCB, in October, had sent a security inspection team in Pakistan to determine the viability of the national team’s tour to the nation.

The inspection team was satisfied with the security arrangements and the board also sent both the women’s and Under-16 team to Pakistan after the satisfactory reports.

But BCB director Jalal Yunus said that the previous security reports were now dated and the board again wanted to inspect the security arrangements of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

‘The security inspection had taken place a few months ago and the threat level keeps changing with time. So after assessing the security again and after getting the green signal from the government, we will decide whether we should go there or not,’ Yunus told reporters at a city hotel on Monday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board, on Sunday, had proposed their Bangladesh counterparts to make their Karachi Test in the scheduled two-Test and three-Twenty20 international series a day-night Test.

But the BCB was not thinking about the proposal, claimed Yunus, as they are yet to confirm their participation in the series.

‘The pink-ball discussion will come later. At first we will think about the series, then we will decide which ball we will play with,’ he said

Bangladesh, earlier, lost their inaugural pink-ball Test against India by an innings and 46 runs while Pakistan have a fifty-fifty success rate in their four day-night Tests so far.

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