Bangladesh team has to play three T20s and two Tests on tour to Pakistan in January-February, BCB refuses to send test team
BCB President said- T20 tour also depended on the will of players and support staff, Pakistan blamed India
Dainik BhaskarDec 28, 2019, 02:00 PM IST Sports Desk. Bangladesh cricket team's upcoming tour of Pakistan is now looking completely in crisis. According to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Najmul Hasan, how can we send a strong team if the players and support staff are not willing to go to Pakistan for the T20 series as well. The tour is scheduled to take place from January 18 to mid-February. Bangladesh had earlier approved the T20 series but refused to play the Test. Pakistani media and some former players are alleging that Bangladesh team is refusing to come to Pakistan due to pressure from India.
What is the compulsion of the BCB Chief? BCB President Najmul spoke to the media in Dhaka on Friday evening. On a question asked on the Pakistan tour, he said, "We have already made it clear that the Test matches should be held in a third country. We did not get approval from the government to send the test team. As far as the T20 series is concerned, what can we do if the players and support staff do not want to go to Pakistan. The board wants to send a strong team there. ”
We are not compelled, many players are not ready. In response to another question, Hassan said, “We have talked to many players and coaching staff. Most players and staff do not want to tour Pakistan. The coaching staff consists mostly of foreigners. We will not pressurize them. The families of these people also do not want them to go to Pakistan. Secondly, stifling security arrangements. Players will be left confined to the hotel and grounds. In such a situation how will you be able to perform with full devotion. I want to make one thing absolutely clear. We have also told the Pakistan Cricket Board that the board will support whatever decision the players make. Whatever the result. "