Bangladesh news December 17, 2011

Bangladesh to tour Pakistan in April 2012

ESPNcricinfo staff
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will conduct a security inspection of Pakistan in January 2012 as a precursor to Bangladesh's tour of Pakistan in April the same year, Mustafa Kamal, the president of the BCB has said. His statements came after PCB officials, including new chairman Zaka Ashraf, met with BCB members in Dhaka.

Following the meeting, Ashraf announced that the PCB had endorsed Kamal as its choice for president of the ICC from 2014. Under the ICC's rotation policy, it is PCB's and BCB's turn to jointly nominate a candidate. If approved, the nominee will assume office as the ICC's vice-president at the end of its annual conference in 2012 and thereafter ascend to the presidency in 2014.

However, Kamal's nomination is not a formality yet. He needs to be approved by a majority of BCB directors, and ESPNcricinfo understands he is not an automatic selection. The final nomination will then be handed over to the ICC by December 31, 2011.

The two boards had been discussing the prospect of Bangladesh touring Pakistan as the by-product of a deal between them over choosing the next vice-president. The PCB had formed a security plan to present to its Bangladesh counterpart to convince it to send the national team to Pakistan.

"My board today agreed to form a security committee to visit Pakistan in January 2012 to review their security measures so as to ensure proper security arrangements are in place prior to arrival of Bangladesh team in Pakistan," Kamal said in a statement. "My board further agreed that Bangladesh cricket team will visit Pakistan in April 2012 as per ICC's Future Tours Programme. I hope this way, slowly and gradually, international cricket will come back to Pakistan."

At the press conference following the meeting, Ashraf said that the situation in Pakistan was back to normal now. "All those things that you must have seen, they are over now. That's why we want to reorganise cricket, bring back cricket to Pakistan. Fans are also being deprived of this game."

The purpose of the meeting was to find ways of strengthening the bonds between the two boards, and a number of other collaborations were also announced. Among them were reciprocal tours between "A", Academy and Under-19 teams, as well as between the women's team of both countries. Pakistan would also provide assistance in training the Bangladesh academy players. In addition, the two countries will partner together to "organising international cricket events in collaboration with other cricket boards".

"I am also encouraged with the steps that we agreed to today, which will help in developing and making Bangladesh cricket more stronger," Kamal said. He also expressed his gratitude to the PCB for nominating him for the presidency of the ICC.

"It is a matter of pride and a privilege to receive the PCB's support on my nomination. I will try to live up to the expectations of not only the people of Bangladesh but for Pakistan as well, and also the entire cricketing fraternity. The support that the PCB has given me demonstrates the close relations that our two boards enjoy, and it is not the first time that the PCB has come forward to support us.

"Who could forget that it was Pakistan that proposed Bangladesh's entry into Test cricket? We are indebted to them. Pakistani players have played in Bangladesh and have helped our cricketers a lot. We will also try to support Pakistan in any way we can."

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • Lord_Dravid on December 20, 2011, 0:18 GMT

    @jatkadanda..why is everyone going against india? we have nothing to do with BD visiting pak..so i ask you why would the icc and bcci be sad about this?

  • Lord_Dravid on December 19, 2011, 22:32 GMT

    as an indian fan and would like to see a ind v pak series in pak and india aswell..but those who are saying international cricket has returned to pakistan no it hasnt! by bangladesh visiting pakistan proves nothing even if their security terms are met..its like afghanistans visit recently which proved nothing..and i dont think mediocre teams would be targeted anyway..unless there is a major overhaul in the political and security situation in pakistan, cricketing giants india, eng, aus, sa wont visit anytime soon.

  • crazycricketfan4life on December 19, 2011, 20:45 GMT

    Great tht cricket is coming back to Pakistan... I hope it is a safe series for both the teams' sake and that it finally opens the doors to cricket for Pakistan whose fans deserve to see their resurgent cricket team which is bringing a pool of talent once again. On another note Mostafa Kamal (aka Lotus Kamal, for all Bangladeshis who know the alias) is to be nominated for the ICC Presidency...LMAO so loud that I cannot control myself....OMG I am still laughing while I am writing this.....LOL.....LOL.....LOL

  • on December 19, 2011, 18:46 GMT

    My those indian friends who are using srilanka as reference must search the records to see who play against srilanka in last 3 years......and also whose records are dependent on their home matches.......:)

  • Jarr30 on December 19, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    Being an INDIAN FAN, I wish Pakistan good luck and hope this will bring International cricket back. Waiting for Dhoni's & Co visit pakistan for a full series.

  • khiladisher on December 19, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    @TAHIR HUSSAIN SAYED--SURE INDIA -PAKISTAN SERIES WILL BOOST THE POOR STATE OF PAKISTAN CRICKET AND ALSO HELP IT BY JUDGING THE TRUE CALIBER OF PAKISTANI BOWLERS AND IMPROVING THE POOR BATTING OF PAKISTAN.IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR PAKISTAN TO IMPROVE ITS #7 RANKING BY PLAYING AGAINST NEW ZEALAND-LANKA-BANGALDESH AND ZIMBABWE-WISH ALL THE BEST FOR MY PAKISTANI FRIENDS-FOR HOSTING BANGLADESH-AND ALSO AFGHANISTAN AND SRI LANKA IN THE FUTURE.

  • SanjuMenon on December 19, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    That's good news for Pakistan. And we, the cricket lovers in UAE, will miss the international matches again...Though an Indian, I had gone to many matches of Pakistan v Australia, South Africa, England and most recently Sri Lanka to enjoy the atmosphere and was hoping to see Dhoni's team take on Misbah's team....It's sad that it will remain a dream.....I should go to England's ODI to see for the last time to see an International match in Dubai.....We will miss INTERNATIONAL MATCHES AGAIN!!!!!!!!

  • dmqi on December 19, 2011, 11:09 GMT

    I would like to see few 1 day game involving Srilanka too. These 3 countries can help one another in cricket. It was very disappointing to see India not able to play with Pakistan in 2012 .

  • on December 19, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    @cricIndia208 Pakistan Test Record: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;home_or_away=1;home_or_away=2;home_or_away=3;team=7;template=results;type=team;view=opposition Pakistan ODI Record:http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;home_or_away=1;home_or_away=2;home_or_away=3;team=7;template=results;type=team;view=opposition Pakistan T20 Reocrd: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=3;home_or_away=1;home_or_away=2;home_or_away=3;result=1;result=2;result=3;result=4;team=7;template=results;type=team;view=opposition

  • on December 19, 2011, 4:17 GMT

    @cricindia208.dude check the record 1st. pak. beat eng in eng, and NZ in NZ. where as how many matches ur team won in egn. i think they weren't able to beat NZ in a home game.so who is underperforming.

  • Lord_Dravid on December 20, 2011, 0:18 GMT

    @jatkadanda..why is everyone going against india? we have nothing to do with BD visiting pak..so i ask you why would the icc and bcci be sad about this?

  • Lord_Dravid on December 19, 2011, 22:32 GMT

    as an indian fan and would like to see a ind v pak series in pak and india aswell..but those who are saying international cricket has returned to pakistan no it hasnt! by bangladesh visiting pakistan proves nothing even if their security terms are met..its like afghanistans visit recently which proved nothing..and i dont think mediocre teams would be targeted anyway..unless there is a major overhaul in the political and security situation in pakistan, cricketing giants india, eng, aus, sa wont visit anytime soon.

  • crazycricketfan4life on December 19, 2011, 20:45 GMT

    Great tht cricket is coming back to Pakistan... I hope it is a safe series for both the teams' sake and that it finally opens the doors to cricket for Pakistan whose fans deserve to see their resurgent cricket team which is bringing a pool of talent once again. On another note Mostafa Kamal (aka Lotus Kamal, for all Bangladeshis who know the alias) is to be nominated for the ICC Presidency...LMAO so loud that I cannot control myself....OMG I am still laughing while I am writing this.....LOL.....LOL.....LOL

  • on December 19, 2011, 18:46 GMT

    My those indian friends who are using srilanka as reference must search the records to see who play against srilanka in last 3 years......and also whose records are dependent on their home matches.......:)

  • Jarr30 on December 19, 2011, 16:40 GMT

    Being an INDIAN FAN, I wish Pakistan good luck and hope this will bring International cricket back. Waiting for Dhoni's & Co visit pakistan for a full series.

  • khiladisher on December 19, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    @TAHIR HUSSAIN SAYED--SURE INDIA -PAKISTAN SERIES WILL BOOST THE POOR STATE OF PAKISTAN CRICKET AND ALSO HELP IT BY JUDGING THE TRUE CALIBER OF PAKISTANI BOWLERS AND IMPROVING THE POOR BATTING OF PAKISTAN.IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR PAKISTAN TO IMPROVE ITS #7 RANKING BY PLAYING AGAINST NEW ZEALAND-LANKA-BANGALDESH AND ZIMBABWE-WISH ALL THE BEST FOR MY PAKISTANI FRIENDS-FOR HOSTING BANGLADESH-AND ALSO AFGHANISTAN AND SRI LANKA IN THE FUTURE.

  • SanjuMenon on December 19, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    That's good news for Pakistan. And we, the cricket lovers in UAE, will miss the international matches again...Though an Indian, I had gone to many matches of Pakistan v Australia, South Africa, England and most recently Sri Lanka to enjoy the atmosphere and was hoping to see Dhoni's team take on Misbah's team....It's sad that it will remain a dream.....I should go to England's ODI to see for the last time to see an International match in Dubai.....We will miss INTERNATIONAL MATCHES AGAIN!!!!!!!!

  • dmqi on December 19, 2011, 11:09 GMT

    I would like to see few 1 day game involving Srilanka too. These 3 countries can help one another in cricket. It was very disappointing to see India not able to play with Pakistan in 2012 .

  • on December 19, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    @cricIndia208 Pakistan Test Record: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;home_or_away=1;home_or_away=2;home_or_away=3;team=7;template=results;type=team;view=opposition Pakistan ODI Record:http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;home_or_away=1;home_or_away=2;home_or_away=3;team=7;template=results;type=team;view=opposition Pakistan T20 Reocrd: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=3;home_or_away=1;home_or_away=2;home_or_away=3;result=1;result=2;result=3;result=4;team=7;template=results;type=team;view=opposition

  • on December 19, 2011, 4:17 GMT

    @cricindia208.dude check the record 1st. pak. beat eng in eng, and NZ in NZ. where as how many matches ur team won in egn. i think they weren't able to beat NZ in a home game.so who is underperforming.

  • on December 18, 2011, 16:24 GMT

    Why are some Indian fans unhappy that International cricket is returning to Pak? its like a baby throwing its toys out of the pram, its only a matter of a few years before things are 100% normal. Just so people know, more people died in India due to terrorism this year then Pakistan, its just the violence never gets reported, just google, Asam, nanagland, Kashmir and Telanga.Once again thanks alot our Benglai brothers and sisters, it will be a great atmosphere.

  • on December 18, 2011, 16:01 GMT

    A great deal. The inter-support of these two national teams is very important for Cricket as a whole. Bangladesh Cricket team has only one friend, that is Pakistan, but Pakistan Cricket Team has two close friends - Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Show your respect to each other in every share of the life.

  • aman878 on December 18, 2011, 13:49 GMT

    Thanks God, at last International Cricket starting in Pakistan.

  • on December 18, 2011, 13:44 GMT

    only bangladesh, afkanisthan, UAE can go to pakistan for cricket

  • bdsmaruf on December 18, 2011, 13:44 GMT

    its avery good news for cricket.

  • Cricampion on December 18, 2011, 12:29 GMT

    @CricIndia208 ... Yes WI can play in India, as most of their players are playing IPL so they can help Indian team anyway.

  • on December 18, 2011, 12:12 GMT

    @ CricIndia208 man is WI a big team????? surely they are as they visit india .... For me it's a wise decision and I think India should also come to Pakistan so that we can see a good competition again........:)

  • likeintcricket on December 18, 2011, 11:44 GMT

    Why not support Bangladesh? After 125 years of cricket the ICC could only produce 10 full members who play each other and be very happy with that. In comparison Soccer and Tennis has such a large following and so many members. Sri Lanka has shown that with better planning a small island can produce great cricketers. Look at Tennis for example, Great nations of England and India could not produce a single Grand Slam winner in so many years while small nations of Serbia, Switzerland are producing Jokovich and Federer. Look at Pakistan, How much they tried to restrict them they still keep producing great cricketers and ( @CricIndia208 ) they don't have to prove anything. Just check Pakistan record in India in every form of cricket.

  • swat1999 on December 18, 2011, 9:41 GMT

    Congratulation!! and wel done. Very good and wise decesion from both BCB & PCB, This decesion goes favour of the world cricket and against the terrorism. I personaly feel good and looking forward to internation cricket come back to Pakistan and good co operation between the two asian cricket board. Bangladeshi and Pakistani Cricket lover eagerly waiting to watch some exciting cricket match soon. Wel done guys.

  • CricIndia208 on December 18, 2011, 9:24 GMT

    HaHaHa. Way to go. Next invite Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, so that pakistan can maintain a decent record in 2012 too. Please don't invite West Indies, as pakistan can't best WI.

  • on December 18, 2011, 8:14 GMT

    Thank You bangladesh for supporting pak cricket in its tie of need

  • bariislam on December 18, 2011, 7:31 GMT

    I can predict that it will be full stadium series. Last year in a final of a domestic tournament i was not able to get entrance into the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore as the stadium was over crowded and still more than the people inside, standing outside. People are waiting for international cricket in Pakistan.

  • ocean565 on December 18, 2011, 6:49 GMT

    Please take Ashraful with the team, so that when the BUs is bombed...He dies there once n for all...

  • on December 18, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    this is what we call GIVE AND TAKE..pakistan are underperforming in this match to give some respectability to bangladesh cricket .and in turn,bangladesh is helping pakistan to restart international cricket at home.i think its a very good move.both parties will get benefit in the end coz bangladesh test status is a t stake.and by performing good in this match,they will get a lifeline for 1 or 2 years more.

  • on December 18, 2011, 6:22 GMT

    Not being too cynical about it but I some what dont really like the way writer has presented the news like what are u trying to present that they had a deal thats why like grow up stop hating

  • Rezaul120 on December 18, 2011, 3:05 GMT

    This is good desition. I think In this time We help each other That way.Evety time pcb helped Bangladesh, We Bangladeshi Wish It is to be continued by Pakistan.....

  • on December 18, 2011, 3:00 GMT

    This understanding will prove more beneficial for Bangladesh as their declining Cricket needs a push up and the best option for them should be to play domestic cricket in Pakistan. This might sound strange that a country is playing domestic cricket in some other country but this is the need of time and it can give a boost to Bangladesh Cricket. They need to play against tougher guys from domestic level rather that at international level. This is win win deal for both countries.

  • on December 18, 2011, 2:22 GMT

    Pakistan are a very very good side with fantastic bowlers and BD are gradually improving. Pak fans deserve to see their team play at home. So, even though this is a business deal, we wish both teams well. In the end, it is cricket which should win..

  • cricketeria on December 18, 2011, 2:02 GMT

    A BIG THANK YOU TO BANGLADESH from all Pakistanis. We look forward to hosting you and having a good series insha'Allah. Also there is no better partnership than between Bangladesh and Pakistan for cricketers of both countries to improve their performances.

  • on December 18, 2011, 1:57 GMT

    why not afghanistan tour bangladesh for a three day game, an odi and and t20intl...

  • steve_jacobs on December 18, 2011, 1:35 GMT

    Absolutely delighted to hear the news. Hope the series goes well and cricket returns to Pakistan. Looking forward to India-Pakistan in Pakistan like so many people here. Cheers!!

  • donda on December 18, 2011, 1:28 GMT

    Some body has to take first step to come to Pakistan and play. I hope Bangladesh can open that door for other nations to visit pakistan. I also hope that this time govt of pakistan will take proper measures of security for each and every visiting member of the team.

    Hope to see cricket back to pakistani grounds.

  • Lord_Dravid on December 18, 2011, 1:26 GMT

    only mediocre teams like afghanistan and bangladesh will visit pakistan so that their players will gain experience playing against pakistan and making use of their facilities..i dont think by bangladesh visiting pakistan will set any standards for other test countries to follow..certainly not for india,eng, aus, or sa. im an indian and would like to see a ind v pak series but that just wont happen in pakistan im afraid.

  • Vilander on December 18, 2011, 0:23 GMT

    Pakistan has to take this step forward and be very professional have a spotless series and then inch towards normalcy. Best of luck guys. We will eventually reach an Ind-pak series in PAK lets wait.

  • Rakim on December 17, 2011, 23:43 GMT

    We, Pakistanis, are honored in the most humble way possible. Thank you BD for considering this visit :) !! Long Live Pakistan-Bangladesh brotherhood!

  • WeeBee on December 17, 2011, 22:02 GMT

    Great! ... i think Pakistan is looking farward for a better international cricket inside the country. ZAKA rocks

  • Nerk on December 17, 2011, 21:38 GMT

    Good news for cricket. Hopefully this is one step forward to test matches being played again in pakistan.

  • on December 17, 2011, 21:17 GMT

    The whole PAKISTANI nation is thankful to BANGLADESH.

  • RivanAhmed on December 17, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    @ vivekdhayalan_indian_tamilan - It's BANGLADESH. Show some respect. deserve better option ???? then call your INDIA NATIONAL CRICKET TEAM. Are they afraid of PAKISTAN???? @ hira 02 - I'm going to show you something - 1st Test: England v India at Lord's - Jul 21-25, 2011 England won by 196 runs 2nd Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 29-Aug 1, 2011 England won by 319 runs 3rd Test: England v India at Birmingham - Aug 10-13, 2011 England won by an innings and 242 runs 4th Test: England v India at The Oval - Aug 18-22, 2011 England won by an innings and 8 runs (Remember it. It's finger licking good. Bangladesh did well against ENGLAND in 2010 in ENGLAND. huh WORLD CHAMP INDIA!)

  • clouds1231230 on December 17, 2011, 20:46 GMT

    Inshallah in 2013 all international teams will tour Pakistan and i am sure maybe next world cup held over there coz we gonna elect the cricket legend Imran khan a Prim minister of Pakistan..

  • on December 17, 2011, 20:13 GMT

    Its positive step for Pakistan Cricket. I hope all goes well and there must be big celebrations and fireworks before the start of this series. I would want to see if teams like Zim and West Ind tour Pakistan. India will not visit in near future because of Political reasons. And Eng, Aus, and SA will follow India for now atleast. But thanks to Bangladesh's support for agreeing it for Presidency deal. What BCCI must be planning now??

  • wnwn on December 17, 2011, 20:02 GMT

    I don't think they'll be playing test cricket in April in Pakistan because it is simply too hot. Maybe a few ODI's and t20 internationals.

  • on December 17, 2011, 19:57 GMT

    we will be very happy to support our friends from Pakistan. our tigers have yet to improve in terms of game but that's a matter of time; we have the resources and a lot of fans to make a difference in the future.

  • on December 17, 2011, 19:48 GMT

    We need Asian Ashes b/w pakistan and india. it will boost indian cricket. no BD aur SL are of any interest. So, matters should be sorted out for Asian Ashes. When official afghani team can vist pakistan that represents Afghan government then any team can visit pakistan. isnt it logical.

  • on December 17, 2011, 19:42 GMT

    Situation in Pak has improved alot this year and inshallah very soon things will be back to normal. The unfortuante attck on the Sri Lankan team was an obvious attack by a jelous country, alot of you guys know who that country is. But everytime they knock pak cricket down, we bounce back, biggest example is winnng T20 2009, best team of 2011....i can go on. Thanks BD, may the tour go ahead as planned and please BCB, dont take advice from any othe countury as you will be convinced to cancel the tour.

  • Lord_Dravid on December 17, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    sorry but as an indian fan im not really interested in what goes on with bangladesh cricket for me they're just not good enough to play at international level..and there is no need for a icc president as there are too many officials governing the body which makes you think what do each of them do?

  • on December 17, 2011, 18:47 GMT

    That's very good sign for us that finally International cricket back in Pakistan after a long time but on there i would like to say something that BCB agree to tour to Pakistan for that condition if PCB do nominate Mustafa Kamal for ICC president i am 100% sure therefore BCB agree to tour there is must be played little politics on there but that's a good sign for us even politics become part of criket.

  • muannis on December 17, 2011, 18:46 GMT

    I just surprised to see such comments which said it is only Bangladesh who could tour Pakistan. Pls, invite Namibia, Kenya or Scotland. Lets see if they visit ! I firmly believe if this tour goes well then other teams would starting to come.

  • on December 17, 2011, 18:21 GMT

    Thank God, Finally. Well done Zaka Ashraf :)

  • on December 17, 2011, 18:07 GMT

    I will be glad to see when Bangladesh will play against Pakistan in Pakistan. And that will be a historical event between two countries and also in the history of cricket. It's a great decision. But Pakistan has to ensure a better security. In Bangladesh we also want a better security for the all cricket nations and Bangladesh is doing it perfectly. Anyway, best of luck BANGLADESH and PAKISTAN. >> A Bangladeshi cricket fan. : ))

  • on December 17, 2011, 17:29 GMT

    THAnks---Nice---MovE..............................

  • HocasPocas on December 17, 2011, 17:23 GMT

    Thats a Good News. International Cricket back in Pak. Good Luck to both of them :)

  • on December 17, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    sad news 4 bd team cz pak tour will be harmful 4 tigers..................

  • on December 17, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    Great news for Pakistan cricket fans and thanks to Bangladesh Board.

  • Bulbulamd on December 17, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    Yes ! this is nice way to come back International Cricket to Pakistan.

  • bharath74 on December 17, 2011, 16:37 GMT

    Looks more like a business deal so that Mustafa Kamal get the post nomination & PCB gets a tour.

  • on December 17, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    This is a great news, two nations collaborating for the bigger purpose of cricket.

  • on December 17, 2011, 16:18 GMT

    This is a very positive move for the game. Both boards did a fantastic job in working together and supporting each other. It will be an historic occasion to see cricket return to Pakistan after 4 years. Pakistan Zindabad! Bangladesh Zindabad!

  • on December 17, 2011, 16:18 GMT

    well done Bangladesh. we are proud of you

  • on December 17, 2011, 16:17 GMT

    We love you Bangladesh,from Pakistan with love :)

  • on December 17, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    People of Pakistan and cricket fans the world over will be indebted to Bangladesh if they decide to tour, situation in Pakistan has improved in 2011 as compared to 2008-2010. Bagladesh needs more test cricket and Pakistan needs home games this will be ideal for both countries.

  • on December 17, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    Thanks to Bangladesh ,thanks to Zaka Ashraf and also Thanks to Mustafa kamal For Bringing Cricket Back in Pakistani Ground..Allah Give them long life...Hurrrraaaaa

  • avmd on December 17, 2011, 16:07 GMT

    BD team is welcome to Pakistan but not to play ODIs or tests, they should play with domestic teams to get some experinec and I don't mind if they play an odd 20/20 with Pak A team. BD team has long way to go before they should play ODIs or tests.

  • Dr_Van_Nostrand on December 17, 2011, 15:56 GMT

    I don't think they'll get anyone other than Bangladesh touring for quite a while just yet.

  • jattkadanda on December 17, 2011, 15:53 GMT

    good job pcb and bcb and i am sure icc and bcci are sad..

  • on December 17, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    Mustafa Kamal isn't competent enough to be BCB President , let alone ICC . He is power hungry and using the BD team to get PCB's backing

  • on December 17, 2011, 15:47 GMT

    Good News Should be a well organized series Hopefully it will work for Pakistan IA

  • on December 17, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    At last international cricket returning to Pak, i pray that nothing like sri lankan attack take place again

  • on December 17, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    wow........... Bangladesh to tour Pakistan in April 2012...... (10) test matches, (12 (odi, and 11 t-20 will be plays between both sides.. hahaha

  • on December 17, 2011, 15:40 GMT

    good news for bd

  • on December 17, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    Brothers do always help brothers, even after quarrel.

  • Vernacular_Press on December 17, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    Pakistan deserve better opposition... Why bangla again?

  • on December 17, 2011, 15:22 GMT

    gud........ newssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • on December 17, 2011, 15:10 GMT

    Marenge saale :D

    PANGA LERE HAI JAAKE

  • Sayd061058 on December 17, 2011, 15:09 GMT

    Hei pakistani friends, dont forget to thank my brave nation "BANGLADESH".

  • MalikAnasAhmad on December 17, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    good work ZAKA ASHRAF and CO

  • on December 17, 2011, 14:55 GMT

    Zaka Ashraf is doing all the good things for Pakistan Cricket his level best! And also he is correcting all the mistakes which done by Ijaz Butt. So thank you very much you Sir (Zaka Ashraf)! And I wish you all the good things come to you,your family and Pakistan!

  • on December 17, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    this is a good move from the sides at the right time even near to 16 December. i hope this is a good start of cricket diplomacy.long live Bangla....

  • on December 17, 2011, 14:39 GMT

    As an Bangladeshi, to be honet if the cricket is back again in Pak, that will be very good for cricket and pakistani fans. they deserve to watch their home team play in their own soil as the players also deserves that. And also a good move by BCB.

  • S.Alis on December 17, 2011, 14:17 GMT

    It's nice to hear that Bangladesh team will visit Pakistan. Good work by Zaka Ashraf and Mustafa Kamal.

  • on December 17, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    Thats too good for Pakistan cricket. Finally the doors open for international cricket in Pakistan.

  • on December 17, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    GREAT MOV E BY B.D BOARD.... IT MAY HELP CRICKET... ND PAK

  • on December 17, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    This is what we call give and take relation. Perfect examples of a contractual society.

  • on December 17, 2011, 13:58 GMT

    Break In News for Cricket Pakistan "international cricket is back in Pakistan"

  • umairasgharbutt on December 17, 2011, 13:43 GMT

    ahan hope this deal work for pcb !

  • on December 17, 2011, 13:28 GMT

    Well done PCB :) and best of luck to Mustafa Kamal.

  • on December 17, 2011, 13:27 GMT

    Good News for Pakistan Cricket Board !!!

  • on December 17, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    its gud 4 pak cricket aspect other teams also to visit pakistan

  • on December 17, 2011, 13:03 GMT

    ASHRAF IS JUST ABOUT AMAIZING ......... i was against ijaz butt appointement .... a good cricketer is not a good administator

  • ExplicitPlatinum on December 17, 2011, 12:56 GMT

    This is excellent and great news! I feel this is better to hear than the tour to India being cancelled. Great to hear that Pakistan cricket will be revived again. Zaka Ashraf is doing an amazing job. Would love to see the first match played in Lahore.

  • on December 17, 2011, 12:35 GMT

    yahooooooooooooooooooooo thanx Bangla

  • on December 17, 2011, 12:29 GMT

    wow this is awesome awesome awesome news!!!!!!!!

  • inzi1234 on December 17, 2011, 12:15 GMT

    ITS NICE TO HAVE CRICKET BACK IN PAKISTAN

  • on December 17, 2011, 12:15 GMT

    great news for cricket fans in PAKISTAN ...good luck PCB

  • on December 17, 2011, 12:14 GMT

    very good news for Pakistan cricket, and very good work by Mr. Zaka in short time. Best of Luck Pakistan

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  • on December 17, 2011, 12:14 GMT

    very good news for Pakistan cricket, and very good work by Mr. Zaka in short time. Best of Luck Pakistan

  • on December 17, 2011, 12:15 GMT

    great news for cricket fans in PAKISTAN ...good luck PCB

  • inzi1234 on December 17, 2011, 12:15 GMT

    ITS NICE TO HAVE CRICKET BACK IN PAKISTAN

  • on December 17, 2011, 12:29 GMT

    wow this is awesome awesome awesome news!!!!!!!!

  • on December 17, 2011, 12:35 GMT

    yahooooooooooooooooooooo thanx Bangla

  • ExplicitPlatinum on December 17, 2011, 12:56 GMT

    This is excellent and great news! I feel this is better to hear than the tour to India being cancelled. Great to hear that Pakistan cricket will be revived again. Zaka Ashraf is doing an amazing job. Would love to see the first match played in Lahore.

  • on December 17, 2011, 13:03 GMT

    ASHRAF IS JUST ABOUT AMAIZING ......... i was against ijaz butt appointement .... a good cricketer is not a good administator

  • on December 17, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    its gud 4 pak cricket aspect other teams also to visit pakistan

  • on December 17, 2011, 13:27 GMT

    Good News for Pakistan Cricket Board !!!

  • on December 17, 2011, 13:28 GMT

    Well done PCB :) and best of luck to Mustafa Kamal.