Bangladesh agrees Pakistan tour in three phases


The Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday said that they reached consensus with the Bangladesh Cricket Board on their upcoming series, which will be part of the Future Tours Programme.

The process was facilitated by the International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar in Dubai on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the revised arrangement, Bangladesh will play three T20Is in Lahore from January 24-27.

They will return to Pakistan for the first ICC World Test Championship fixture, to be held February from 7-11 in Rawalpindi.

After the Pakistan Super League 2020, which concludes in Lahore on March 22, Bangladesh will visit Pakistan again and will play an one-day international in Karachi on April 3 and second ICC World Test Championship fixture from April 5-9.

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 Shaskank Manohar for the leadership he provided and ensured the sport continues to grow and thrive in the two countries.’

PCB chief executive Wasim Khan, who also attended Tuesday’s meeting at the ICC headquarters, 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.

‘The split series across three venues will also provide fans and followers to watch live in action their favourite players and support good cricket from either side.’

Tour schedule:

Jan 24 – 1st T20I, Lahore

Jan 25 – 2nd T20I, Lahore

Jan 27 – 3rd T20I, Lahore

Feb 7-11 – 1st Test, Rawalpindi

Apr 3 – One-off ODI, Karachi

Apr 5-9 – 2nd Test, Karachi


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