After weeks of indecision and back and forth verbal volley between the Pakistan and Bangladesh cricket boards, the latter have finally decided to give the green signal for the Pakistan tour. Bangladesh had earlier refused to play Test matches in Pakistan citing the growing tensions in the region owing to the Iran-US diplomatic crisis.
Now, Bangladesh have accepted the proposal for a three-stage tour which will comprise of three T20Is, two Test matches and a one-off ODI. The two sides will first compete in the T20I format by the end of this month before a playing a Test match starting February 7.
Later, Pakistan will host the coveted Pakistan Super League (PSL) following which the remaining fixtures of the series against Bangladesh will take place. The one-off ODI and the second Test of the series, part of the World Test Championship, will be held in April. The matches will be conducted at the venues of Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi.
“I am pleased that we have amicably achieved a resolution that is in the best interest of this great sport as well as both the proud cricket playing countries.
I also want to thank ICC Chairman Shaskank Manohar for the leadership he provided and ensured the sport continues to grow and thrive in the two countries” -PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said.