A responsible Minister of the Government of Pakistan gave a statement on the cancellation of the Bangladesh team for the first time.
Many former Pakistan cricketers have already alleged that there is a lot of pressure on the Bangladesh Cricket Board ie BCB
Dainik BhaskarDec 30, 2019, 01:37 PM IST Sports Desk. Bangladesh cricket team has almost canceled the tour of Pakistan to be held in January-February. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) can now formally announce it at any time. On the other hand, Pakistan started giving it a political color. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated clearly – Bangladesh has canceled the tour under pressure from India. Let us know that about two months ago, BCB had made it clear that they would play only three T20s in Pakistan. Test matches should be on the neutral venue.
Speaking to the media on PCB's new difficulty, the Pakistani Foreign Minister said – According to the information we have, India was under a lot of pressure on Bangladesh. He therefore refused to send his national cricket team to Pakistan. Sri Lanka came and played in our country a few days ago. We thank them. What is the problem for Bangladesh if Sri Lanka does not face any security problem? Obviously India is putting pressure on them. By the way, anything the Qureshi Bangladesh Board and the government has made clear that many of their players and support staff do not want to visit Pakistan.
Not easy to play Test cricket in Pakistan A Bangladesh Test player told The Daily Star on condition of anonymity – T20 match ends in few hours. We have two Test matches to play there. There will also be a difference of few days between them. We cannot spend so much time in Pakistan. Earlier, BCB President Najmul Hasan also said – We are having trouble sending T20. The families of some players do not want these players to go to Pakistan.
Threats to the Players The 'Dhaka Tribune', a few days ago, quoted a Bangladesh Defense Ministry official as to why BCB is being prevented from visiting Pakistan. The officer said, "We have some intelligence reports." According to them, our team may be in danger there. We cannot take any kind of risk regarding the craze of cricket in the country. While giving information of this report to the BCB, orders have been given that they should not put any pressure on the players. ”