The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have denounced that the one-off ODI against Bangladesh has been rescheduled in regards to respecting the request made by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
The BCB requires some more time to prepare better to deliver their exceptional in the second test as they have faced a humiliating defeat against Pakistan in the first test played at Rawalpindi. However, it is to be noted that the second test is fixed to be played at National Stadium, Karachi.
The one-off ODI that was all set to be staged by 3rd April after PSL, has now been rescheduled to 1st April on a request by BCB to PCB. The Bangladesh team will be arriving in Pakistan on 29th March.
Prior, the BCB disagreed for the longer format tour but decided to tour after being comfortably satisfied with the security but, an official from BCB has came-up with an argumentative statement which suggests that if any security concern arrives, they will not feel any hesitation to opt-out of the tour.
According to BCB official Jalal Yunus’s recent statement, “For us, players’ safety comes as the first priority and we are not going to compromise with it at any cost.”
Here is the updated schedule:
March 29: Bangladesh team’s arrival in Karachi
March 30-31: Practice
April 1: Only One-Day International, National Stadium
April 2-4: Practice
April 5-9: 2nd ICC World Test Championship Test, National Stadium
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) March 4, 2020