Bangladesh have decided to stay firm in their proposition to play only three T20Is and no Test matches in Pakistan later this month. After weeks of a deadlock between the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), BCB chief Nazmul Hassan has said that because of the recent tension between the United States of America and Iran the governments wants the tour of Bangladesh to be short; hence they have opted not to play any Test matches.
"The current state in the Middle East is definitely different than other times. So considering escalating tension in that particular region, they (the government) have told us to keep the tour as short as possible," - Nazmul told reporters in Dhaka.
The PCB has been persistent in its demand of hosting Bangladesh for the Tests as well but Nazmul claimed the latest security concerns constrained them to keep their tour as short as possible.
"They (government authorities) have told us to play the three Twenty20s as quickly as possible in a short period. Later, if the situation improves, we can play the Test matches,” - he added.