Bangladesh postpones 2-match tour of Pakistan

Pak hasn't hosted a Test-playing team since gunmen attacked Lankan team in Lahore in March 2009.

Written by Agencies | Dhaka | Published:April 20, 2012 5:33 pm

The Bangladesh Cricket Board postponed a two-match tour of Pakistan next week after the Bangladesh High Court ordered it be delayed for a month because of security concerns.

The BCB conveyed the decision to its Pakistan counterpart after the court order on Thursday,dealing a fresh blow to hopes of reviving international cricket in the troubled nation.

A Dhaka University teacher,Khandaker Didarus Salam,petitioned the court to cancel the tour on security grounds. The court said it will review the situation in a month.

Pakistan hasn’t hosted a test-playing team since gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore in March 2009,killing six police officials and wounding several members of the team.

Bangladesh was scheduled to play a one-day international on April 29 followed by a Twenty20 match the next day,both in Lahore.

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