Bangladesh’s tour to Pakistan has been finalized between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
The tour is divided into three parts. Bangladesh will play the 3 T20Is in Lahore on January 24, 25, and 27. Bangladesh will return to Pakistan for the 1st Test, which will be played from February 7 to 11. The tour will be on hold for the duration of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) from February 20 to March 22. After the PSL, Bangladesh will return and both teams will face each other in the solitary ODI on April 3 in Karachi. The 2nd Test will be played starting from April 5-9 in National Stadium Karachi.
PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said: “I am pleased that we have amicably achieved a resolution that is in the best interest of this great sport as well as both the proud cricket playing countries. I also want to thank ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar for the leadership he provided and ensured the sport continues to grow and thrive in the two countries.”
Pakistan Cricket Board’s chief executive Wasim Khan said: “It is a win-win outcome for both the boards. I am glad that the uncertainty around the series is now over and we can start planning for the smooth delivery of the matches. Bangladesh will visit Pakistan thrice, which should give them the comfort that Pakistan is as safe and secure as any other cricket playing country.”
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Bangladesh had already received clearance from their government for the 3 T20I. Bangladesh Cricket Board’s president Nazmul Hasan said: “I must thank the PCB for understanding our position. We are pleased that a mutually acceptable resolution has been reached and this is a prime example our sincere efforts at respecting the ICC FTP commitments.”