Did US-Iran Tension Just Cause Pakistan Cricket Dearly?

The tension between the United States of America and Iran remain high after America killed Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Qasem Soleimani.

The attack was deemed as outrageous by Iran, who vowed to retaliate against the US. This led to attacks on US airbase in Iraq, with a promise of more to follow.


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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), which has been finding excuses not to travel to Pakistan, claimed that this Middle East escalation has prompted them to be cautious.

BCB President Nazmul Hasan claimed:

We are clear cut, but let’s see how they react. As far as security is concerned, T20 is a better option. They [PCB] should be happy that we still want to go to play T20s. We just wanted to reschedule of the Tests, not saying we won’t tour. This is the best thing we can offer to Pakistan.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson said that the board will respond once it has received an official letter from BCB. Furthermore, he maintained the position that PCB will not accept any proposal which does not include the two Test matches as scheduled.


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According to Yahya Hussain, a sports anchor, Bangladesh will fly in and out of Pakistan before and after the two Tests with matches scheduled in Karachi and Rawalpindi.

Another journalist is claiming that the BCB will be getting in touch with the ICC to convince Pakistan to play two Tests at a neutral venue. The meeting will also discuss the consequences of not playing in Pakistan.


What are your thoughts on the story? Let us know in the comments section.


  • PCB Bhi Hath Utha Le, Apne Larke Bulwa Le BPL Se, PSL Se remove kare Bangalio Ko.
    Saaf Saaf Keh De PCB ICC Ko
    Pakistan Ao Warna Winning Point Do Hum Kahi Aur Q Khele

  • ISI should take some action and try to make india unsafe for tourists for once and all. Its indian pressure due to which Bangali don’t want to tour.


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