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Bangladesh team to tour Pakistan, PCB will host three T20 matches


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

03rd Jan, 2020. 11:39 am
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday that it expects to sign an agreement with Bangladesh cricket team regarding its tour to Pakistan.

Bangladesh team tour to Pakistan is scheduled later this month.

According to the proposed schedule, the PCB intended to host three T20 matches and two Test matches.

It will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship.

However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have not been too keen about the idea.

Instead, BCB proposed that the team take part in a shorter format and play Test series on neutral ground.

The BCB also did not provide any formal reason for their suggestion.

On the other hand, sources said team, like Sri Lanka, wish to spend as little time as possible in Pakistan.

According to sources further, the PCB have said the board maintained its original stance to prioritize Test cricket over a T20 series as it was need of the hour for Pakistan.

The dates BCB proposed for a Test series were not suitable as they would fall in the month of Ramadan, the sources said.

Another suggestion for to schedule one Test match and while the number of T20s be increased to three, sources added.

Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo said he had no issues touring Pakistan.

The BCB agreed to send their national team.

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Earlier, Chief Executive of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Nizamuddin Chowdhury stated that Bangladesh team ready to play in Pakistan next month.

However, the test series must take place in a neutral venue, he said.

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