'Shortage of time' might hinder Bangladesh’s tour to Pakistan

Published: April 10, 2012

BCP chief says Kamal Bangladesh also wanted revival of international cricket in Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Mustafa Kamal has said that the Bangladesh team might not tour Pakistan due to “shortage of time”, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Pakistan had invited Bangladesh for a three-match one-day series in April this year in a bid to revive international cricket at home.

While discussing the proposed schedule by Pakistan between April 15 to April 2, 2012, Kamal explained that a meeting of International Cricket Council (ICC) was scheduled on April 14 and that the team was busy with some other engagements.

Kamal said that Bangladesh also wanted revival of international cricket in Pakistan.

Responding to Kamal’s statement, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that no official information had been received from Bangladesh.

International cricket teams have refused to tour Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March 2009.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Blithe
    Apr 10, 2012 - 12:39PM

    Sheikh Hasina obviously does not want this to happen.
    Pakistan should not insist.

    Let it be…

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  • Umar
    Apr 10, 2012 - 12:40PM

    Shame that we can not play cricket in pakistan with a Islamic country like Bangaladesh.Time to invite teams like Afganistan,Namibia, Zimabawe & Kenya.

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  • current
    Apr 10, 2012 - 12:57PM

    no more love for bengali!..

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  • Apr 10, 2012 - 1:09PM

    Why they are making Excuses for not Touring Pakistan.If BD does not want to tour Pakistan then they should state it clearly.

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  • Ali Kazim
    Apr 10, 2012 - 1:17PM

    They didn’t bother to inform PCB officially and we keep BEGGING India and Bangladesh to send their teams.

    Nothing is above our nation’s dignity and honour and now we would prefer a national event instead of allowing Bangladeshi or Indian teams into our country, even if the BEG for it.

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  • Rehman
    Apr 10, 2012 - 2:12PM

    Give me a break Mr Kamal! 3 ODI series wont take month! 1 Week is enough to organize the series.

    Why dont you just say you dont want to tour Pakistan

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  • jan
    Apr 10, 2012 - 3:09PM

    Yes… lets put a stop to all of this… we dont need them if they dont want to visit…

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  • Butt
    Apr 10, 2012 - 3:32PM

    we do not need tour of these selfish peoples,sooner or later they will ask us themselves….

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  • Raza Rizvi
    Apr 10, 2012 - 8:56PM

    We have to be fair with everyone including Bangladesh, I mean we would never send our team to a place like Pakistan , I am from Pakistan and honestly I don’t feel safe visiting Pakistan every day people are killed either in name of religon or other reasons, first make Pakistan a safe place to live for all no matter who they are and then we should invite.
    Raza

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  • H Chaudhry
    Apr 11, 2012 - 12:30AM

    This is OK. If they do not want to come, we can not do any thing ! Overall, what fun would there be to see a 3-0 thrashing of so called tigers. Arrange more national tournaments, there is a silver linning here, more cricket will bring positive changes in youth and should find us some new talent. Just win every series or give your best outside of Pakistan. Thats all Pakistan can do and should do !

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  • Ali Kazim
    Apr 11, 2012 - 12:32AM

    And does anyone remember that last year Bangladesh board cancelled a scheduled visit of Pakistan team to Bangladesh.

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  • tariq
    Apr 11, 2012 - 4:33AM

    zaka ashraf please dont ask others to come to pakistan ,try to make our team stronger so that they can go to other nations and beat them in their countries..PAKISTAN ZINDABAD.

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  • romeo
    Apr 11, 2012 - 11:16AM

    Guys, India does not want that international cricket should come back to Pakistan and mind you that India is a mighty force in ICC. India would try all efforts to destroy cricket in Pakistan and that is their immediate and most important mission. Bangladesh in no way will harm their relationship with India by touring Pakistan. If India permits Bangladesh than they will visit and play. Mr. Zaka should understand one thing that under PM Hasina’s regime, things will never work out positively in favor of Pakistan as Hasina’s govt is controlled and run by the high command in Delhi. Hasina is obliged to respect honor command from her high command as they have installed her to run Bangladesh.

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  • Usman Khan
    Apr 11, 2012 - 2:56PM

    @Raza Rizvi: Mr. Raza Ali I am 26 and still living happily in Lahore Pakistan. Everyday i see more than 5 million happy stupids walking around the roads of lahore.

    Besides this being a Muslim you should not have said that.. I recommend you to please revive your basics beliefs………

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