Thank you Pakistan for the great hospitality and excellent security: Angelo Mathews

Abid Ali

"It is important to hold discussions with the coaching staff, the players and others involved before deciding on a long stay in Pakistan", Nizamuddin told the media in Dhaka Tuesday.

However, with Bangladesh having still not given a nod to play the Test series in Pakistan, Ehsan Mani, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board had taken a subtle dig at India when he said that India is at greater security risk than India. At the same time, there are players and team management staff, and (members of) our team management staff are from overseas.

"Naturally, Pakistan would like to see that worldwide cricket resumes there in a full-fledged manner, and probably that is the reason they have said all those things", said Nizamuddin.

The BCB high-up emphasized the importance of playing the T20I series first to evaluate the environment in Pakistan, before deciding on the Test series.

Finally, more than 10 years after that appalling incident, Test cricket made a comeback to the South Asian country.

Chasing an improbable 476 for victory, Sri Lanka folded for 212, their last four batsmen perishing without adding a single run to the total. That tour was always going to be in two parts, with the Tests first and then the white-ball matches. So, we will try to get the ICC's independent opinion too."The BCB CEO also confirmed there won't be any further investigation about the tour".

As such, since the T20Is are scheduled for January 23, 25 and 27, the PCB has a very small window to host the Bangladesh Tests, with the PSL scheduled to begin in the third week of February.

A lot of coaxing and cajoling went behind organising the series, which marked Pakistan's first Tests on home soil since the 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore. "All of Pakistan's matches, against Bangladesh or anyone else, will take place in Pakistan". The main thing is we aren't prone to stay in Pakistan for a longer period of time and we've already informed them about it. "I am in constant touch with them and I hope better sense prevails and they come". We talked with Bangladesh High Commission to Pakistan and still communicating with them because security is our utmost priority.



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