Bangladesh Cricket Board agreed to send their team for a cricket series to Pakistan after many deliberations. After a mutual agreement between both the boards, the tour will now be played in two parts, with the T20Is starting from January 24 in Lahore.
The contest will be followed by two more T20Is, which is scheduled to be held on January 25 and 27 at the same venue. After the conclusion of the shorter format, the visiting side will travel to Rawalpindi to play a Test, starting from February 7.
Bangladesh will then once again travel back to Pakistan in April for the one-off ODI which will be played on April 3 and the second Test from April 5-9.
Senior players like Mushfiqur Rahmin decided against traveling to Pakistan at the last moment citing security reasons.
Five members of the Bangladesh backroom staff also pulled out of the tour.
Left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman is not among them after deciding to board the flight to Lahore. But his latest tweet has created a buzz on Twitter.
Rahman took to Twitter to post a selfie along with his teammates and asked his followers to pray for them, writing:
“Heading to Pakistan. Remember us in your prayers.”
— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) January 22, 2020
Meanwhile, in a separate development, the MCC also announced it will send a squad to Pakistan captained by Kumar Sangakkara to play a few matches next February.
Custodian of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club also said on Wednesday that it will send a squad to Pakistan in February next year to play in a few matches under the captaincy of its current president Kumar Sangakkara.
All of MCC’s matches on the tour will be played at Aitcheson College in Lahore. Lavender will be the Team Manager of the squad, and MCC Head Coach Ajmal Shahzad will coach the group.
(with PTI inputs)
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