Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan is very confident about getting security clearance from the government of Bangladesh for the cricket tour of Pakistan. They will face Pakistan next month for a three-match T20I series and a couple of Test matches.
The same board has earlier sent women’s team and a U-16 team. But the last visit of their men’s team was way back in 2008. Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the BCB chief executive, had said last week that the board was expecting a decision from the government very soon.
“We had written to the government about our security clearance for Pakistan,” ESPNcricinfo quoted as Nazmul Hassan saying “We had sent a women’s team and an Under-16 team previously. We don’t have the clearance for the senior men’s team yet. Security is paramount even if it is for an Under-12 side. It is going to be the same for everyone, which is why I believe that we are likely to get the security clearance.”
Sri Lanka are currently playing in Pakistan in Rawalpindi. They are due to play the second Test game of a two-match Test series in Karachi against the hosts. If Bangladeshi government allows cricket team for Pakistan’s tour they will become the second nation after Sri Lanka to visit Pakistan after the terror attack on Islanders’ team in 2009.