The Pakistan Cricket Board are gearing up for yet another cancellation as their Bangladesh counterparts have still not confirmed the itinerary for the already shortened and postponed one-day series there.
Sources in the board said that the PCB were not very hopeful of the Bangladesh Cricket Board getting clearance from their government for the tour. Pakistan were due to tour Bangladesh from March 7 to play five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches.
But the tour was postponed by the BCB on government advice a day after terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team convoy in Lahore on March 3. Since then,sources say the BCB has been delaying sending a revised itinerary for the tour.
Apparently the indications are that in the current scenario the Bangladesh home ministry is not willing to give clearance for the tour because of security issues, one source said. He said Pakistan also have to prepare for a one-day series against Australia and Bangladesh players have to go to India for the Indian Premier League from April 10. The PCB officials believe that if the revised itinerary is not sent by next week,the tour is as good as cancelled.