After a lot of drama, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that the board is expecting a written confirmation from the Bangladesh cricket board regarding their tour later this month.
Pakistan are scheduled to host Bangladesh for three T20I matches and two Test matches, which are a part of the ICC Test Championship.
However, the Bangladesh management remains hesitant over touring Pakistan without giving a proper explanation.
In addition to that, the Bangladesh management proposed that matches should be played on a neutral venue and not in Pakistan.
This is a major slap on the face of PCB as the board has worked tirelessly to revive international cricket in Pakistan. A close source to PCB claimed that the board relied heavily on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to help Pakistan but both nations largely remained uninterested. He further appreciated certain individuals of Sri Lanka’s board who helped PCB and ensured that their cricket team does visit Pakistan.
The head coach of Bangladesh, Russell Domingo, said that he does not mind traveling to Pakistan only if the board allows it.
If the team is given clearance to go, then I will go. If the team isn’t given clearance, then I definitely won’t go.
The reasons behind Bangladesh’s cricket board hesitance remain unknown and PCB wants to clarify the matter as soon as possible, especially with Pakistan Super League (PSL) fast approaching as well.