Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has taken strategic way out to keep Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) request to send Bangladesh team to Pakistan. A high performance team from Bangladesh would go Pakistan instead of national team.
BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon told reporters that there is no way to send Bangladesh national team to Pakistan, but we are looking for an alternative as PCB has been requesting to send team to Pakistan.
The BCB president was talking to the media after an informal meeting among the heads of Sri Lanka Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala, the BCB, Nazmul Hassan, and the PCB discussing Asian Cricket Council affairs at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Sunday.
Meanwhile, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told media that the BCB has agreed to send Bangladesh's high-performance side to Pakistan, possibly in July this year.
He also said that the dates for the high-performance tour will be decided later, but was confident that it will happen.
"Bangladesh is agreeable to send its high-performance team to Pakistan, which is a big step," Shaharyar said.
"They will play in Pakistan against our high-performance team. As regards to the national team, they are not yet ready to come to Pakistan but we could play either in Bangladesh or in a third country, which is acceptable to both sides, or we could even do it in Sri Lanka.
Shaharyar also confirmed that Pakistan's senior team will tour Bangladesh in July and August this year. Pakistan will be on their third consecutive tour of Bangladesh since 2011.
"Yes in July-August. We also have to agree on a financial model because this is the third time that Pakistan is playing Bangladesh in Bangladesh, which becomes a bit lop-sided. I am assured that once we are able to have the two high-performance teams coming, the next time around the Bangladesh cricket team will come to Pakistan," he added.