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Bangladesh urge T20Is in Pakistan before approving Tests
Bangladesh in Pakistan 2020

Bangladesh urge T20Is in Pakistan before approving Tests

Bangladesh’s tour to Pakistan continues to be clouded in ambiguity with the country’s cricket board not keen on sending its team for the two Test matches. Despite a rigid stance adopted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Bangladesh are pushing for neutral venues as the possible option for conducting the Test matches.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has expressed its willingness to play the T20Is first before giving the green signal for the longer form games. They have repeatedly asserted that they are comfortable with a split series similar to how Sri Lanka first toured Pakistan for ODIs and T20Is before being convinced to play the Tests in Rawalpindi and Karachi.

"We are in communication with the PCB. As we said before, we want to play the T20Is [first] in Pakistan. We want our players, coaching staff and security team to see what it's like, after which we want to decide if we want to play Tests in Pakistan or at a neutral venue,” said BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury.