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BCB in second stage of planning for Pakistan tour

Mohammad Isam

December 14, 2012

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Tamim Iqbal plays a cut, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 11, 2012
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board is in talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board about a short tour to the country next month. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said that the talks are now all about a suitable timeframe for the tour.

"We can't go in December so we will speak to the PCB today, about whether we can fit in a small tour before the BPL," Hassan told ESPNcricinfo.

Bangladesh's proposed tour to Pakistan hit a snag earlier this year when, on April 19, a Dhaka court order embargoed a series between the two scheduled for the end of April.

In November, Hassan said that the BCB had made a "written commitment" to the PCB to go ahead with the tour.

On Friday Hassan explained that they are now in the second phase of talks with the PCB because the first phase, which dealt with security issues, was satisfactory. "I have spoken to those who went for the security assessment and they are quite satisfied," he said. "If we can agree on a time, we will go next month."

He also said that the players and the support staff will be spoken to about the tour, but no one will be forced to go on the tour. "The last time when we discussed [touring Pakistan], we wanted to talk to the players and find out their opinion. We will also speak to foreign staff but it is highly likely that they won't go. That we can understand. We don't want to force them."

Back in March, the ICC had introduced a "special dispensation" to be made only in "exceptional circumstances" that allowed bilateral series to take place even if the ruling body determined it "unsafe" to appoint its officials for these series. This would allow such series to be manned by "non-neutral match officials", a departure from the ICC's Standard Playing Conditions.

Hassan said the dispensation will take effect if the ICC doesn't send its officials to conduct the matches. "They [ICC] are quite clear about it. They want us to decide if we want to go or not. We will submit a security plan to them, after which they will decide whether they will send their match officials or not. If they don't, we will have to appoint match officials."

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Posted by Drop_Thunder on (December 17, 2012, 23:59 GMT)

If PCB stop players from playing in BPL, it's doing more damage to PAK player. They don't have opportunity in IPL and now they can't play BPL. I love PAK cricket but only because of the cricketers not because of PCB. Seriously there should be intelligent people in the administration; not people who mix sports with politics.

Posted by Drop_Thunder on (December 17, 2012, 23:49 GMT)

OMG, this is not Cricket anymore.....this is now pure politics. you really think cricketers will perform with a gun on their heads? It is sports, not war. If they don't feel safe how can they perform? and honestly PCB's threat does not hold any ground. IPL is doing pretty well without Pak player and so will BPL. Cricket is not dependent on one country of a set of players.

Posted by smukhles on (December 17, 2012, 22:06 GMT)

Question for KIWIROCKER, How calm your so called elite cricketing nation is begging all around to have someone visit your country and how calm you guys keep wasting your time posting comments here about "just a club level cricket team of Bangladesh?" Is it actually even worth your time to write about Bangladesh team? OR, IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE?

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 20:29 GMT)

my Bangladeshi bros."It's strictly business." Pakistan helped BD in attaining test status and also helped u to get the presidency of ICC. Now you must return the favor. If BD doesn't keep its promise and visit Pakitan then we are better alone than having these kind of friends.

Posted by Purbo23 on (December 17, 2012, 19:46 GMT)

neither your ancestor nor the current generation are taking lessons from their own history (FOR PAKIS). InshaAllah, soon bangladesh will start winning matches against Pakis (without match or spot fixing). Careful here, we are about to nail you guys in the last meeting. Stop thinking about Bangladesh's test status because you are not the one who provides it.

Posted by warneneverchuck on (December 17, 2012, 19:11 GMT)

Pak fans shud thank BD BecoZ after participating in BPL only players like Afridi Ajmal were able to buy their own car and home

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 18:30 GMT)

Folks stop fighting; I would only like to see Bangladesh visiting Pakistan with full strength and with neutral ICC appointed umpires and that's it. We are in no hurry of reviving cricket in Pakistan. We just want good cricket.

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 17:34 GMT)

If they want to come and play, Great! If No, that is still understandable. But, I am tired of this PCB & BCB Cricket politics - it has to end. Yes, we are deprived off cricket in Pakistan but we are not DEAD!

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (December 17, 2012, 17:30 GMT)

@ RAQ: Yes, I'm talking like a kid. But ur fellow countrymen Adnan_Mamoon had made such a Matured comment like- ''afghan team is 100 times better than this club level team bangladesh.'' Unfortunately PCB is still trying to ensure the tour of such a CLUB level team which has been already Asia Cup runners up & has beaten WT20 Champ WI in ODI deries this month. If PK don't like weak teams like BD, they should go for AUSSIES, PROTEUS or ENGLISH. I wish, passion of PK cricket fans is enough to bring Aus, Eng, SA to PK despite being unsecured.

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 16:15 GMT)

No offence guys but its kind of embarrassing for 4 Asian countries that love Cricket dearly but still cannot take on England, Australia and South Africa says a lot where the quality lies :D

Posted by Engineer.Rabi on (December 17, 2012, 16:09 GMT)

Come whole Pakistan and arrange PCL Here. We are ready to welcome....Because we like cricket we do not mix sports with politics........

Posted by piyo_thanda_jiyo_thanda on (December 17, 2012, 15:01 GMT)

@KiwiRocker Pakistanis (king of beggars) calling others "beggers" is a little rich don't you think? Pakistani cricketers and adminstrators have been on their knees while talking to India and BCCI for ever now just to get 1 cricket match, let alone a series, and you are now preaching to BD?? LOL

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 17, 2012, 14:35 GMT)

@afaq: You're twisting my words I said your SLOW LEFT ARM bowlers will be in our third category considering Bangladesh produces so many of them, I wasn't talking about overall players. Raza Hasan is too young and inexperienced to be compared to our slow left arm bowlers like Razzak and Shakib who have between them picked up more than 500 International wickets. We know Pakistan Cricket is 10 times better than Bangladesh history wise but different eras come and go for example, New Zealand in the lead-up to 03 World Cup use to be ranked 3rd in the world but now look what happened to them? a lot of teams the top ones are afraid of emerging Cricket nations like Bangladesh and Ireland but that can only be good for Cricket.

Posted by Baundele on (December 17, 2012, 13:55 GMT)

We need Pak players for BPL ?? BPL will not stop because of the lack of Pakistani cricketers. Even if BPL doesn't take place that's also ok but I hope this tour never happens. What an attitude from PCB..Pure blackmailing...It's better not to take Pak players even in BPL..Just ignore them like IPL.

Posted by afaqmalik1 on (December 17, 2012, 13:45 GMT)

Lucrative? Its just Lucrative offer man. Your BPL is still to pay the players as they do not have the cash. And your BPL is also filled with the scandals. You cannot afford playing without the Pakistani Players as you cannot attract the other ones. Pakistani Cricket board have been respecting your cricketing needs in all the ways and if you want pakistan to step aside, You will soon understand how LUCRATIVE offers the BPL would be able to make.

Posted by afaqmalik1 on (December 17, 2012, 13:21 GMT)

@AzAb12754: One more thing. You have the problem with pakistani fans and frankly speaking, you will find the fans of this mentality everywhere here. These are the Pakistani fans who have the guts to show mature association with the cricket. When your team lost against Pakistan in the Asia cup final, it was pakistani fans who urged that Bangladesh should be given the honor of playing that good cricket and we all spoke the words of Misbah that Bangladesh are the real winners. Have you people this kind of guts?

Posted by Baundele on (December 17, 2012, 13:19 GMT)

If this tour is cancelled and PCB does not offer NOC to its players to play in the BPL, I can foresee a big chaos in Pakistani cricket. Honestly, BPL is the most lucrative source of LEGAL income for Pakistani players.

Posted by afaqmalik1 on (December 17, 2012, 12:46 GMT)

@AzAb12754: You are quite funny. You think Pakistani players are of third category in Bangladesh? What an incident and a bad luck that Bangladesh only managed to win one ODI in 12 years even though Pakistani Players belong to the standard of third category in Bangladesh Cricket. I can give you the name of even the domestic circuit players who deserve fully to be in the team of Pakistan and they have the ability of outplaying any team with the pace and spin. You have the names of only those players who are playing internationally and yet they have to get the result of wins.

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 17, 2012, 12:37 GMT)

Well whether we like it or not this tour is most likely going to happen but since Pakistan says it will be so one-sided even though their last 2 ODI meeting was extremely close, might as well field your youngsters so we can see who has the better young guns of the 2 teams. Besides, Mortaza, Shakib and Tamim won't be playing so might as well you give lot of your youngsters a chance considering like you say it will be one-sided if you know what's good.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 17, 2012, 12:26 GMT)

@afaqmalik1: Too many questions not going to bother wasting my time answering all of them but you will see what I'm talking about in the next 3 years just trust me. Jamshed is promising but the 21 year old Nasir is just as good but definitely athletic in the field compared to Jamshed. Raza Hasan yes promising but Bangladesh already is a country with too many slow left arm bowlers, he will be in our third category of slow left armers if he was in the Bangladesh setup, Azhar good in tests but limited overs? not so sure. I have no problem with Pakistan Cricket team, its some of your fans that I have a problem with.

Posted by afaqmalik1 on (December 17, 2012, 12:02 GMT)

@AzAb12754: You missed the point mate. Do you really think Pakistan has an unclear cricketing future? Well we are clear about it. The Domestic circuit of Pakistan is the same now which has produced the team winning 2 world cricket titles. Do you really think that no one is ever going to tour Pakistan? Suppose you are true and in the next 5 years, no one come but we have substitutes. I think 4 international Grounds in Arabian lands are good for the Pakistan to host international matches. Have you seen the T20 cup recently held in Pakistan, Lahore? That was a hit show even better than the premier leagues of at least Bangladesh. You don't know the depth of domestic cricket, in Pakistan, which starts from the streets and goes on and on to the international level. Name any Bangladesh player pitching his ball over 140 km/s consistently. Name any player who is even near to the talent of jamshed, asad, azhar who are also youngsters.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 17, 2012, 11:30 GMT)

Pakistan is an old Cricket team that has an unclear future. Can't even host tournaments or series for over 3 years just tells you a lot.

Posted by afaqmalik1 on (December 17, 2012, 10:59 GMT)

@Showkat Khan: There is no one owning anyone. Attack on Sri lankan cricket team was a fault and at that time, everything was normal. As a Pakistani, I don't want Bangladesh cricket team touring Pakistan as it is joyless liability the Pakistan cricket board is asking for. All i know is that when the former players of all stars from all around the world can be given best security for the conduction of successful two matches, better arrangements can also be made. However, I don't think it would be a good idea wasting the useful resources on the team like Bangladesh. What the Pakistani people really want is that Pakistan should give a good show to the world regarding safety and security. At that time, teams like Bangladesh would be begging to have a tour of Pakistan just like they beg other countries.

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 10:32 GMT)

Some of these Pakistani fans talk as though they own Ireland, Zimbabwe, Kenya and etc. and as if these nations are queuing up to be asked. You can invite these countries all you like, but I bet there won't be many takers. These international cricket players priority lies with their family members first and quite rightly so.

I have two questions to ask these Pakistanis;

1. Why should any player risk his live and limb to visit your country where not even political leaders are not safe? 2. If the security situation was reversed concerning Bangladesh, would these same fans had been enraged if Pakistani players had refused to tour Bangladesh?

Some Pakistani fans are saying that the outside world knows nothing about security in their country, well the attack on the Sri Lankan players is more than enough and thank-you !!!!

Posted by afaqmalik1 on (December 17, 2012, 9:39 GMT)

There is only one thing to be talked about. Bigger and positive decisions are highly concerned with the bigger character and bigger heart. What our officials say, if it is good then Pakistani people and cricket team supports that. And if it is wrong, then no one in pakistan would say that right. We support the tour only if Bangladeshis are willing to come. This is wrong pushing them and justifying the push by explaining them presidential security. And about the Bangladesh, you people don't even know what is going on here and What would be the level of security the officials are going to provide. The only thing you are doing is that you have heard of the pudding and just claimed without tasting it that it is not delicious. But, we are doing wrong to ask the Bangladesh Cricket Board regarding the fulfillment of promise they made for sending the team to Pakistan.

Posted by jaffar678 on (December 17, 2012, 9:35 GMT)

for some BD fans,please get your stats right!since the start of 2010 pak has played 29 tests and won 09,lost09 drawn 11...pakistan is among the best test nations in world cricket!!

Posted by afaqmalik1 on (December 17, 2012, 9:22 GMT)

@Imsrk: You are very right that our PCB has been doing things which it shouldn't. Pakistan should not ask Bangladesh for the tour as they don't deserve to be asked. And about India, Pakistan should have cancelled the tour when we had the news of Pakistani blind player being given poison at the table of breakfast.

Posted by warneneverchuck on (December 17, 2012, 7:36 GMT)

Kiwirocker u said bCB is begging to BCCI then what PCB is doing to get Indian tour.

Posted by afaqmalik1 on (December 17, 2012, 7:33 GMT)

To all the bangladeshi fans! You people argue about the Pakistani players being older enough to leave the team and then the cricket burden will be on the shoulders of younger inexperienced player? Come'on! we always have been a bowling side and we know how young players are becoming the daddies of swing bowling in domestic. Your top class bowlers cannot even touch the level of Anwar Ali who is yet to play an international match. And the Batting is now being shifted to players like Haris, jamshed, Ahmed, Asad and Azhar. All in all, if you are thinking about beating Pakistan, I am afraid that might not happen.

Posted by sabee66 on (December 17, 2012, 7:15 GMT)

Come on PCB, for the Love of GOD stop calling Bangladesh to Pakistan, who wants to watch them.....lol let them play with ireland,west indies, holland etc, Talk to Indians to go and play there at least there is some fun watching that cricket

Posted by MAD-1 on (December 17, 2012, 6:33 GMT)

Dear friends in inquiring as to why PCB wants Bangladesh to tour and is pushing them. Simply because we have you trapped through the BPL and we can be pushy in this case :). No tour and you can say bye bye to BPL :)

Posted by smukhles on (December 17, 2012, 5:34 GMT)

@getsetgopk, Combinedly the total number of cycle/rickshaw in just a few Indian cities incliuding Calcutta will be more than the whole Bangladesh as India is a big country. So you probably should suggest India to stop playing Cricket from now on and donate all those money to their poor people as most of them also lives below poverty level despite the fact that India is a Nuclear power like Pakistan but a LOT BIGGER CRICKETING POWER THAN PAKISTAN BY EVERY MEANS!!!!!.

Posted by RAQ on (December 17, 2012, 5:08 GMT)

@M_Rakibul_Islam don't cry like a kid, if bangla lost Asia cup then its defeat whether its by 2 runs or 100 runs just like pakistan lost 2007 T20 But we are mature and we don't cry like kids that 2007 cup is our or something We lost mean we lost. thats all

Posted by KiwiRocker- on (December 17, 2012, 3:59 GMT)

getsetgopk- You are on fire mate. Another classic post. Legend of All times: Son, B'desh is a rapidly growing nation? Yes right. Where have they won in last 12 years? Pakistan was beating elite teams of world soon after gaining test status. As I said, you owe everything to Pakistan cricket board that supported you for gaining test status. Be rest assured, no one in Pakistan cares about watching B'desh's below average minnow players. Lets put this way, as a spectator, I shall never pay money to watch B;desh team playing. BPL was scanadlous. You beggers had no one showing up for BPL and Pakistan supported you. You beggers have been begging BCCI to send their team for a decade but in return get nothing. Rony Hassan: Pakistan has third best ratio of victories in ODI behind Australia and SA. You people do not even feature. You have won ONE one day match against Pakistan in 12 years. Your best players would not even find a place in Pakistan's 3rd XI.You are just not good enough like Indians!

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 3:11 GMT)

OMG, BD supporters are comparing their team with Pakistan..... still few days to go for 2012 to end..... I guess it was India and Sri Lanka who should be talking about cricket standard.... Bangladesh was a nothing team and they will be nothing. I guess its not long ago when we visited them and thrashed in all forms of cricket. a lucky charm help them win few in Asia cup at home but give us a break. I guess our A team should play them while seniors should keep their focus on bigger teams like Indians, English and Saffas whom we visit....

Posted by Legend_of_All_Times on (December 17, 2012, 2:03 GMT)

@Adnan_Mamoon: I do completely agree with You. This is Afghanistan who is the only one to deserve the call from Pakistan with Presidential Facilities. But this is nothing about the Cricketing ability, these are all about the 'suitability' of any team of the world in Pakistan. If Afghanistan really visits Pakistan then Talibans will be truly happy to watch and cheer for their countrymen at ground with full Presidential Facilities, which will lead them refrain from attacking players and officials. This is the only Formula possible for a 100% undoubted safe tour in Pakistan. Talibans will be happy with such a Presidential honor for them, and on the other side Pakistani fans will also be happy to fulfill their dream of watching a foreign team at their ground. If Both are happy and Everyone else in the Cricket World will also feel happy and relieved. Problem Solved. :)

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 0:57 GMT)

pak is a minnows team now.from 2010 they played 102 test and win 34 test,they only manage 1 win out of 14 against australia

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 0:49 GMT)

Can we have an objective discussin here instead of blaming each other. Reality is that key to international cricket in Pakistan is with India, they ensured the seculation and only when they decide that enough is enough, international cricket will return and that will only happen once Pakistan politically starts obeying their commands. Just guess when and how that will come about.

Posted by   on (December 17, 2012, 0:12 GMT)

It does not matter my friends, Pakistan is a Country with no security what so ever. Please ask yourself what was done to punish those who attacked Srilankan players. Leave it aside, you cannot save a child/ former prime minister with you security. So, how would we trust your security for our boys.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 21:00 GMT)

@Ali.Bukhari: The excuses might be lame for you but when a cricket team gets shoot at and lives are sacrificed the "excuse" is anything but lame. A little humility is what we really ask for.

Posted by warneneverchuck on (December 16, 2012, 18:51 GMT)

Dear Pak fans. Instead of criticizing BD u shud say few words to teams like AUS who has not visited Pak even before the incident with SL players. Why to force and target only BD to tour Pak only

Posted by faizan_feroz on (December 16, 2012, 18:08 GMT)

to al lthose bengali dreamers copmaring pak and bd cricketing talents@ bd has shown sum sign of fyt lately at home against mediocre teams so they tend to forget the world outside home even the so called home advantage didnt allow them to enteer the quarterfinal of wc 2011 .and the same talented side cudnt beat nz which they boast of beating 4 0 or pak which they boasto f beating anytime they want so plx dont make any lame excuses for ur cricketing era ! to all those who say pak is beaten b india they r on the ryt website to check history on head to head ind vs pak ! :) even wothout this home adv pak won the 2009 wc and been to the semis of every tournament since then ! if i am nt wrong 2010 and 2012 pak was respnosible o eliminate bd in both wcs :P

Posted by getsetgopk on (December 16, 2012, 18:01 GMT)

Really dont want to go there but honestly what kind of illusion these bangalis are under exactly? Bangladesh is a poverty stricken country with more than 50% of their population under the poverty line. Cycle rickshaws can be seen even in their capital Dhaka, some might even think its inhumane in this day and age. Bangalis must be hallucinating when they think its their money our cricketers need when they play in BPL. You guys should be thankful to PCB for letting their star players give your Z grade cricket league some standing. Do us all a favor, dont sign our players for BPL and give that money to the millions of cycle rickshaw drivers in and around Dhaka and let them have a somewhat peaceful life, it will be money well spent. Good luck with that.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 17:40 GMT)

I can't even believe what I am hearing from all the Bangladeshi fans. Bangladesh is the present and the future whereas in reality you guys haven't won a single test series, not even at home and Pakistan is dominating cricket, especially test cricket. We whitewashed England in England beginning of this year in a 3 test match series, then we came to your country beat you and took the Asia Cup, then we toured Sri Lanka and defeated them in the T20s, ODI, and Test series, and then we beat Australia in the ODIs and T20s

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (December 16, 2012, 17:37 GMT)

@ Adnan_Mamoon: Yeah, sure! BD is a club level team, in fact BHUTAN cricket team is better than them lol. But unfortunately ur PK team almost lost the ASIA Cup to these Bangla kids. They won it by HUGE margin of 2 Runs (thanx to Shahadat Hossain Rajib). Most ironic fact is that T20 Champ WI lost the ODI series to this CLUB level BD team. @ mazii: The BD side almost won a test match vs PK at Multan in 2003. PK won that Test by only 1 Wicket. That BD squad had the record of longest losing streak in ODI history. But ur PK side almost lost a Test against them at home.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 17:16 GMT)

@Md Milu, if I am not mistaken we whitewashed and demolished your team England 3-0 in the test series at the beginning of this year in which Taufeeq Umar hit a double century against your bowlers, and I forgot to mention that your batsmen got out below 150 in all the innings of all 3 matches, and in the end it was your team that was crying like babies that our bowlers chuck

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 17:08 GMT)

To all Pakistani fan who are say how great their team is....Just to clearify the record of 2012 Pkaistan team has won 35% of their ODI where as Bangladesh Team has won 56% of their ODI....

Posted by Legend_of_All_Times on (December 16, 2012, 16:44 GMT)

LOL!! Pak fans are comparing their 60 year's Cricket-Playing Potentiality with Bangladesh's 12 Year's Potentiality!! This completely proves that How much inferiority complex and desperation Pak fans are suffering form since they are childishly trying to show their team superior at any cost!! But truth is that Pakistan's superiority always remained and will remain in their fan's Day-Dreaming!! Any member of Such a Scandalous Pak team can't even deserve to hold 'Cricketer' identity in Gentleman's Sports Cricket. Just wait and See, within next 10 years they all will have to eat their own Words, Bangladesh is Rapidly growing Cricket nation and ensured to achieve many things within 20-25 years, for whose Pakistan took 60 years.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 16:40 GMT)

Dear Pak fans, thanks a lot for criticizing Bangladesh cricket team: (1) You guys are absolutely right, our (BD) team is still minnow and do not deserve to play against Pak team. (2) Now, stop crying here in cricinfo and go back to your work for your country to develop enough security for the other mighty teams like Aus, SA, Eng etc .... (3) Having a short tour of BD team in Pakistan will not be enough for others (Aus, SA, Eng) to believe that Pakistan is safe for cricket. (4) And, regarding your arguments about not sending your players to BPL. Please be noticed that BPL is not a charity tournament, players are paid (early or lately) for playing in BPL. You guys can also start such a tournament with with foreign players. (5) And, yes we are indebted to Ind, Pak, SL etc for supporting our cricket and test status. That does not mean we have to sacrifice lives of our players for other countries.

Posted by Baundele on (December 16, 2012, 16:29 GMT)

BCB should be sued for even talking about this tour, especially when the court ruled against it. Last time Bangladesh supported Ehsan Moni for the ICC position, and this time PCB should have supported BCB's candidate unconditionally.

Posted by Pak_alldway on (December 16, 2012, 16:16 GMT)

@Md milu get ur facts right mate 2000 onward pak played with England in tests 19 n it stands eng 8 to pak 7 and 4 draws I think u was a kid wen pak whitewashed eng specially wen they were no 1.. Nz vs pak 11 tests pak 5 to nz 2 n 4 draws sa vs pak 11 sa 5 to 2 n 4 draw. Banglali can't play n dats fact plz grow up n stop comparing ur d class team with ours don't u c records 45 to 1 LOL spks for itself.Word tiger for Banglali really makes me laugh never seen tigers with such big heights.u need to grow up mate

Posted by getsetgopk on (December 16, 2012, 15:56 GMT)

@Kiwirocker: There was an article on cricinfo some time ago that tried to explain the frustration of BD supporters and their sudden bursts of panic attacks on the comments section on article relating to BD cricket. One of the primary reason the article pointed out was their shambolic cricket record after playing the sport since 1976 and the fact that having not won a single test match against any of the top ranked teams. They are a pathetic team and people like Boycott are literally tired of saying that they can't play cricket but no one in the ICC will listen. The ICC has wasted loads of money on developing cricket in BD but thats just a waste of resources. Bangalis will never learn this thing called cricket. Their frustration boils out in the form of pelting the WI team bus with rocks and bottles just because they cannot play cricket. Its all about potential and ability. Cricket should be played by people with strong physique not cats dressed as 'tigers'.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 15:50 GMT)

I want to say friend plz let be positive. I am not good at english. So there may be some mistake. Coz we all love our country and cricket too much. So plz don't blem eatch other. Is true once PAK wae oue enmy. but now we may be friend. past is past now. If you want to respect you should must respect anather nation. Once PAK PCB help us for ODI and TEST status. the suport us. SO if we can we should help them. As a good friend. But PAK friend you should not neglet us plz wait and see very soon we will be a strong cricket team. and then you will respect us. We respect all Cricket team and all nation so you should larn that. coz its a signe of goodness. now we live a good world so be live with goodness. If you respect someone you will most respectfull then anyother.

thank you dery much.

Posted by BravoBravo on (December 16, 2012, 15:34 GMT)

In all fairness, BD is better team than IND and NZ. I dont know where are those IND fans who were gathering and calling for BD test status should be revoked. @The-Ashes: it sounds like you are out of anti-depressants now. IPL will be there for your sadistic pleasure.

Posted by tareq_BD on (December 16, 2012, 14:48 GMT)

dear Pak friends....as Bangladesh is not even a team to consider as a opponent ....why do you all are crying ( to be honest I should say bagging) for Bangladesh tour..... ...and where pak team is standing now........u can't blame anyone except urself. u pak fans r always dreaming ...far away from reality

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 16, 2012, 14:45 GMT)

Some Pakistan fans think their players right now are immortal or something rather they're one of the few teams right now that will become considerably weak in the next 2-3 years. Most of their squad are in their thirties and are approaching the end gate like Misbah, Afridi, Khan, Rehman, Ajmal, Malik, Kamran, Abdul, Hafeez, Taufeeq and so on far too many and the young players yes some are talented but nowhere near the experience and quality like these players above will do the job for you like they did. Don't worry though not the only team that is losing or going to be losing its best and experience players as other are like Australia i.e. Ponting, England i.e.Strauss, India i.e. Dravid and Laxman so yeah good luck looking forward to the future :P

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 14:36 GMT)

I have gone through a fit of fury to read people slashing waves of hatred towards each other! Pak-Bangla relations are going towards the direction of Pak-India relations! Its pathetic to hear from Bangladeshis That Pakistan has no future! LOL We have got the likes of Ahmed Shehzad Age 20, Raza Hasan age 20 , Muhammad Amir was 17 (unfortunate incident) Umar Akmal 21, Nasir Jamshed 21, Ehsan Adil 19.......Azhar Ali 27 and Asad Shafiq 26! Bangladeshis dont even have half the talent of Pakistan's!

Posted by Ali.Bukhari on (December 16, 2012, 13:47 GMT)

I don't know the problems ICC and all the cricketing nations have with Pakistan. I mean, come'on - if senior scientists and engineers of International Atomic Energy Agency can visit Pakistan for scientific missions, workshops, meetings etc. then why on earth the cricketers can not come?

Pakistan has successfully hosted international boxing championship, asian kabaddi championship, international free style wrestling competition etc. in 2011-12. Also International World XI (consisting of many international players like Jayasuriya, Ricardo Powell, Loots Bosman, Andre Nel, Steven Taylor etc.) visited Pakistan for two unofficial T20 matches and they returned home safely.

All the world know that Pakistan is a good cricketing nation but for some lame excuses only cricketers are reluctant to visit Pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 13:44 GMT)

I cant be silent by reading some pakis comment about BD cricket.What they are thinking about their team.nowadays pak team is a real joke,did u forget in 2010 they came in england to play test, everytime they all out less than 150 or 100.they havnt produce a world class batsman in last decade.how many test did u win against aus or eng.its 12 and 16,if u compare after 2000 it will be out of 14 test they manage to won 1 lost 13.how u say u r champion.dont compare what u did past think present .you r pathatic team than bangladesh.pak bd wi zim are same standard,dont make it lough to say ur old record e.g my great great father was a king even u r a begger now.

Posted by abcdef_12345 on (December 16, 2012, 13:34 GMT)

@mazii I do not bother test cricket as it is the worst form of the game.Had there been no such test cricket, cricket would have been another game like football.Both the games were originated from England now you can see where football is and where cricket is now.Cricket is for our entertainment , not we are for cricket.I do not give a damn to test cricket.Even players do not also because their earnings for which they play professionally come from t20.I only wanted test status of Bangladesh because it makes more opportunities for playing with big teams in shorter formats.After 50 years, there will be nothing called test cricket because people do not have the time to watch a drawn game for five days.

Posted by Fuad_bs on (December 16, 2012, 13:28 GMT)

@Paki Fans: OK fair enough! we BD fans accept that we r not able to play against Pak as we don't deserve to compete with them. So what makes Pakistani fans cry now? since we r not an able team 2 play against Pak, so they shouldn't expect us 2 b there in Pakistan. They should be looking for teams which r stronger 2 play against them! also Pakistan should invite those teams like Afghanistan, Ireland which they think r better than us. As a poor cricket team, we refuse 2 play against Pakistan. Let them find the rich teams for themselves.

@BD Fans: Pakistanis are getting so emotional about their cricket that they forgot what kind of security systems they have and what is the current condition in their country. They don't care about lives, they only care about cricket. They are not only making a ranking between countries in terms of cricket but also they are making ranking of the lives of the cricketer. They may find it nothing about the lives of Sakib Tamim but we care about their lives!!

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 13:11 GMT)

WickyRoy.paklover, I think you are not really getting what I'm trying to say and I'm not giving any excuses as you are claiming. Take a look at Sri Lanka, a team which has been playing for 40-45 years now. Do you know that in the first 5 world cup tournaments 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992 Sri Lanka failed to reach the 2nd round but in 1996 they directly won the world cup where as Bangladesh played only 4 world cups(1999, 2003, 2007, 2011) so far and they went to 2nd round in 2007 and they almost reached 2nd round this time in 2011 despite winning 3 games out of 6 just like west indies but west indies went ahead of them because of the net run rate. Unlike Indian and Pakistani cricket fans, Sri Lankan fans always encourage and praise the progress of Bangladesh cricket because Sri Lanka knows how much decades of frustration they had to confront before establishing themselves as a strong team. Unlike Pakistan who developed their cricket so quickly will never understand that.

Posted by Hassanw65 on (December 16, 2012, 13:01 GMT)

well i know pakistan do hv certain security issues but non of u live in pakistan though hence u hv no idea how much the situation has improve since the attack on srilankan team.....well if u think their r security issues then u hv the right not to tour pakistan but plz dont fantasize of ur team beating pakistan in the near future....well i learn from few previous comments that u think that pakistan dont have a strong bench to assist the team in the future well to answer that i want to tell u that in english, srilankan and the australian tour it was our youngster azhar ali, asad shafiq. nasir jamshed. raza hassan,adnan akmal,junaid khan, who played their team to victory and not only them our recently completed t20 cup have showed even more player with quite amazing potenstial.....so grow up people think before u speak......

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 12:49 GMT)

@mazii for your kind information Bangladesh won 2 test series so far in their 12 years. They have defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 in 2005 and defeated West Indies 2-0 in 2009. So, Bangladesh managed to win 3 out of 71 test matches which will sound ridiculous to you and there is no doubt in that. Even Sri Lanka in their early days had the same situation like Bangladesh and from 1975-1987 in their first 68 test matches Sri Lanka managed to win only 4 . So 4/68 and 3/71 is almost identical. But, look at Sri Lanka today where are they now, they are one of the strongest test sides which they did not achieve it overnight and it took them at least 20-25 years to establish themselves as a formidable test team. So, Bangladesh will take another 10-12 years to establish and there is no doubt in that. If you do not understand after what I said then it is very clear that you hate Bangladesh a lot.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 12:37 GMT)

@Adnan_Mamoon, Bangladesh is a club level team and you are absolutely right. This club level team defeated a full strength West Indies team(T20 champion) in ODI series 3-2 this month, they defeated New Zealand 4-0 last year, they defeated India and Sri Lanka back to back to reach Asia Cup final this year and gave Pakistan run on their money. For example, let us say Afghanistan is playing instead of Bangladesh in Asia Cup with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Do you think that Afghanistan with their current level can reach the finals which Bangladesh successfully did it ? Do you think Afghanistan can win an ODI series with West Indies which Bangladesh did a few days back? Do you think Afghanistan can whitewash New Zealand 4-0 which Bangladesh did?

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 16, 2012, 12:27 GMT)

@Adnan_Mamoon: hehehe Yes totally agree with you Afghanistan are better than Bangladesh but not only them but Sweden, Nepal, Fiji and all the countries are better than Bangladesh yeah sure.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 16, 2012, 12:25 GMT)

hahaha Pakistan fans are still reliving the past while us Bangladesh fans are all about the present and future which is the most important things by the way. Yeah we know the old pathetic Bangladesh team back then but different era comes and goes. Our under-19 youth team which crushed you was proof enough of the future of the 2 teams. The amount of Pakistan players over the age of 30 is proof enough what the future holds for Pakistan Cricket.

Posted by mazii on (December 16, 2012, 12:19 GMT)

abcdef_12345... Dear isn't it ironic that Bangladesh- despite of having test-status for more than 12 years- could not able to win even a single test series. I think Bangladesh better give up it's test status, it's the only way they can save themselves from the intricacies of test cricket. Oh my GOD. I think when last time visited Bangladesh they thrashed Bangladesh quite brutally. Grow up man and don't pretend that Bangladesh is improving otherwise you have to eat you words back. Cheer up and pray that your team even win a single test in the near future against a good test side. hahahahahaah

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 12:15 GMT)

I love the debate I'm reading between Pakistan and Bangladesh supporters its pretty interesting and funny but most of these Bangladesh fans do make valuable points especially that its not safe by any means to play International Cricket in Pakistan. You are aware that before that disaster in 2009 that Australia haven't even toured Pakistan since 1998? so honestly I don't think it will at all make a difference on bigger teams to tour Pakistan for a full series which lasts over a month all over the country.

Posted by Tamimfan on (December 16, 2012, 12:11 GMT)

i think we should invite a team like afghanistan to play 3 match odi series and 2 match t20 series. afghan team is 100 times better than this club level team bangladesh. at least afghanistan will improve their cricket with every match unlike bangladesh who still give same excuses of "improvement" even after 15 years. its funny that they are reluctant to send their club level team due to "security reasons".. sit back at home and sleep,, SO CALLED "TIGERS"

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 16, 2012, 12:11 GMT)

Its of best interest if International Cricket never returns in Pakistan after the on-going events. I really hope our best Bangladesh players don't even consider going to that place can't believe what the BCB is thinking. If its because Pakistani players will miss out on BPL so be its them who are missing out on money they need to make and live off not us. Besides it good for all nations and if another unfortunate incident were to happen then it will seriously cause damage Cricket and ICC will have more issues. Us Bangladesh really don't care about Pakistan Cricket but we wish you all the luck you can get to get matches back in your country but please ask Australia or England if Bangladesh are waste because really you're right thanks.

Posted by The_Ashes on (December 16, 2012, 11:54 GMT)

Pakistan are an old team nobody visits their country always causing problems in the World of Cricket like scandals and playing matches on neutral venues. I can't wait when these Pakistan players all retire so we can see how ordinary they will become and play. They know that their teams is going through a transition and our team is evolving. Also Pakistani fans you can never get rid of us in Cricket so good luck! Everyone knows why teams like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe etc are not as strong as of yet but that's all going to change in the coming years, years where old Pakistan will start to lose a lot of its best and I can't wait.

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (December 16, 2012, 11:08 GMT)

@Mauhtsum ornob,same old story wid bangla fans,same set of lame excuses i.e we r jst 15 yrs old as a cric nation,we dn't have a proper FTP,GROW UP BUDDIES,LOK AT us(PAK ) WE HAVEN'T PLAYD CRIC AT HOME FOR WEL MORE THAN 3 YRS BT WE HAV ONE OF BEST TEST,T20 TEAMS.OK LETS START WID IST 15 YRS OF PAK CRIC WID THAT OF BANGLA'S TENURE Uptil now,I gues pak had already producd so many legends by that time n had beaten evry team by then not jst once or twice unlike bangla team bt many times,plz admit bd iz no more than a 3rd ratd club team at most

Posted by abcdef_12345 on (December 16, 2012, 10:35 GMT)

@mazii Bangladesh will lose test status?Joke of the century.ICC Vice President is now Bangladeshi.But you can say Pakistan has lost match hosting status.

Posted by mazii on (December 16, 2012, 10:23 GMT)

I'm surprised to see some comments by Bangladeshi fans. It's astonishing to know that despite of having test status for more than 12 years, they couldn't able to beat even West Indies in tests. Well, If such kind of opportunity could have given to other well deserving teams like Ireland and Afghanistan then I'm very sure these teams would have done wonders as compared to Bangladesh. When Bangladesh fans couldn't find anything else they are maligning Pakistan by giving cheap comments lie drugs and match fixing. Well let's see Australian, English and South African players want to play in such a third-class and sub-standard league like BPL. I know the answer. If they are willing to come then it's good and if not then let them play against other minnows. Even Kenya once qualified for world-cup semi final. Keep dreaming my Bangali brothers. Your team never gonna make it and will lose it's test-status.

Posted by jaffar678 on (December 16, 2012, 9:36 GMT)

@rajanborna,well!ireland dont get chances to play against the top test sides even in odis and t20s while bangladesh are getting regular chances to play against the top sides and they have done next to nothing...i dont think BD even deserves the test status!!BD can only win against associates and zimbabwe nd westindies!!i think u need some knowledge first!!

Posted by Legend_of_All_Times on (December 16, 2012, 9:35 GMT)

Pakistan doesn't deserve to host any international match, ICC should immediately impose a Century-Long Ban on Pakistan's hosting right for the sake of innocent cricketer's lives. Bangladesh is too far, even Kenya or Uganda won't agree to tour Pakistan in spite of getting surety for so call Presidential Facility in Pakistan. Pakistan should rather make a try for Somalia or Ethiopia in order to get a 'Lucky' footstep of a foreign team on Pakistan. But Everyone knows except all Pakistanis that Somalia or Ethiopia is too far, even Nigeria or Ghana won't agree to tour Pakistan despite having surety for Presidential Treats. :)

Posted by Silver-Surfer on (December 16, 2012, 9:19 GMT)

This whole discussion is such a waste of time. No one in Pakistan is interested in seeing Bangladesh play, in fact no one outside Bangladesh is interested in seeing Bangladesh play! To all the Bangla fans who claim their team is "on the rise", can you please remind us how many tests your side has won to date? Teams don't rise on the basis of an odd one day or 20-20 performance. Fact is that is that your best players Tamim and Shakib would struggle to make it into the A teams of most countries. So please go back to playing Zim and Kenya and stop arguing with the real cricket playing nations.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 8:55 GMT)

I am a Pakistani and would welcome Bangladesh tour of Pakistan. It would be a win-win situation for both teams - Bangladesh gets to play with a much better team, Pakistan gets to host an international team after a long time.

Posted by KiwiRocker- on (December 16, 2012, 8:38 GMT)

getsetgopk- Mate, yet another classic post. I quite enjoyed it. I completely agree that B'desh coming to Pakistan or not makes no difference. I find this all little bit shallow that people who talk about security forget that Pakistan has 180 million people who still live in that country. Pakistan due to its geographical location has suffered enough and it is a shame that teams like B'desh have now started to act like Australia that has always been a reluctant tourish to Pakistan in best of the times. Pakistan cricket is a resilliant sport and nothing has took them down and nothing would.B'desh is just not worthy of test status. I admire Sri Lankan people and players who despite whatever happened to them have always been passionate supporters of Pakistani team and cricket in Pakistan.B'desh owes everything to Pakistan and Pakistan owes nothing to B'desh. B'desh can only beat India here and and that note, I see England that was going to be white washed is about to beat India in India!

Posted by abcdef_12345 on (December 16, 2012, 8:36 GMT)

S-A-M-1994 Bangladesh has defeated world t20 champion recently while Pakistan was knocked out from the tournament.So, you say your gally street players are better than BD?Why did not you send your street players to win t20 world cup then?

Posted by SapnerJadukar on (December 16, 2012, 7:41 GMT)

today's headline news..."Taliban attack on Pakistan airport kills 4 civilians and injured 30" sorry Pakistani fan, earlier I was supporting BD to go pak and revive their International cricket but I think time hasn't come yet for foreign team to go to your country....rather you can invite afganistan team is much secure, surely pak and/or afgan taliban won't shoot on their own team!!!!!! Sorry guys.

Posted by Fuad_bs on (December 16, 2012, 7:38 GMT)

BCB should drop off this plan to send Bangladeshi players in Pakistan. Why risking their lives there to bring back confidence of other teams? why Pakistan is not able to negotiate with other teams to take a tour there?? If Pakistan has left any shame on their face, they should not ask any other teams to visit them. The world knows very well what happened to Shri Lanka when they went for a visit in Pakistan a few years ago.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 7:11 GMT)

@Pakistani fans If you do not want Bangladesh to come then do not even think of International cricket in Pakistan for next 50-100 years because the other teams are already reluctant to play in Pakistan given the current situation in your country due to terrorism, violence, lack of security where even foreigners are targeted. Bangladesh is planning to tour Pakistan despite all the dangers that exists in your country where other countries are refusing. At least show some respect to Bangladesh because if Pakistan successfully hosts the matches then other countries will have some sort of confidence to visit your country in the near future.

Posted by smukhles on (December 16, 2012, 7:02 GMT)

@TOAFZAAL, Bangladesh is scheduled to visit Srilanka in March and to Zimbabwe wright after that. So they are not scheduled to have a single international match in next 12 months is not a fact.

Posted by S-A-M-1994 on (December 16, 2012, 6:24 GMT)

Please BD dont come,we dont want to play against club level team.Even our gally street players can beat this low class bangla team

Posted by Raiyan24r on (December 16, 2012, 6:08 GMT)

many of the pakistanis are considering BD a low ranked team.if BD doesnt come to pakistan then your hopes seeing international cricket in PAK is long gone for another 10 yrs.learn to show gratitude.at first i thought that BD should go.but now i think that BD should not go by reading the comments of the shameless PAK fans.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 6:04 GMT)

@WickyRoy.paklover, Pakistan has been playing regular cricket for 60 years now and Bangladesh has been playing regular cricket for last 12 years. Bangladesh may have started their ODI debut in 1986. But from 1986-2000 they hardly played 20-25 games only and they got their ODI status in 2000. If you are saying that Bangladesh didn't improve then how the hell did they reach the final in Asia Cup? How the hell did they beat New Zealand 4-0 in ODI series back in 2010? How the hell did they beat a full strength West Indies(T20 World Champion) 3-2 in an ODI series this month? Bangladesh won 13 ODI series from 2005-2012 though mostly against Zimbabwe but they have also got West Indies and New Zealand in their list (ODI series win) this time. For your kind information, Bangladesh is ranked 8th now in ODI leaving New Zealand behind them. Look at Bangladesh's recent statistics and then comment.

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (December 16, 2012, 5:20 GMT)

@The Ashes,don't wory my friend bd would never improve,i always ponder bd was once a part of pak,inspite of that why There iz hell lot of diference btwen the cricktng talent of 2 sides,i mean pak has best of best,what has bangla producd?just öne or 2 above avrage batsmen n nothing more,how frustrating is dis 4 a bangla fan,lolz

Posted by Legend_of_All_Times on (December 16, 2012, 4:43 GMT)

@Pak_alldway: OK dude, then invite Kenya or Hong Kong to tour Pakistan and also get sure without any doubt that they will too reject your pak tour immediately apart from slightest hesitation. Keep dreaming on getting Australia at your Home till 2050, I think your security condition may keep you on dreaming for next 100 years. Bangladesh is now showing some kindly considerations towards your cricket board and If you can't digest this undeserved 'Luck' then prepare for a Century-Long dream for AUS-PAK match at your home ground. Have a good sleep :)

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (December 16, 2012, 4:13 GMT)

@Sleep is Good,@AzAb,wel bangla team iz going nowhere seriouly,considering they R absolutly at the same spot 4rm where they started since 1999,i mean they lacked a reasonabl medium pacer(not even great) initialy,same iz the case wid them even now,they lacked a proper opening pair,this problem persists even now i mean tamim iz a mindles slogar at best ,they have one dimensional spiners 4rm the start who can never spin the ball,they were o.k at home against relatively weakr teams i.e wi,zim,nz N were awful against stronger teams especialy pak irrespectiv of where they play so nothng have changed rather their reliabl mushrafe iz ageing n Too vulnerable against injuries,so bd can never descend 4rm the positin they R i.e at the bottom,nor they can ascend so forget beatng pak 4 next 100 years

Posted by getsetgopk on (December 16, 2012, 3:17 GMT)

Listen Bangalis, you dont want to come then dont come, go and protest outside BCB, go lodge an appeal at Bangladesh supreme court or go to the united nations or international court of justice or better yet pray to Allah that this tour does not go ahead. Do what ever you want or what ever you can. Who is stopping you? We dont even share a common border, our two countries have nothing to do with each other anymore. Its all about cricket now, if you dont want to come here then the PCB has every right not to let its players in BPL or play with you in the future. Its perfectly fair, no need for whining here. As far BD beating Pak, thats a distant dream. The last time we played Auss and SA in a test series, it was a draw, 1-1 against Auss on English soil and 0-0 against SA at UAE. And the last time we played the worlds top ranked test team we whitewashed them. Pak is an Elite cricket team, always has been and always will be. We own cricket in Asia and we are a formidable adversary abroad.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2012, 3:14 GMT)

@jaffar678 yup brob u guyz can invite kenya.. they r the better side...

Posted by S.Alis on (December 16, 2012, 3:03 GMT)

So BD fans are dreaming about their team, which is still new and inexperienced? what... like getting test status for more than 12 years is still considered new and 0 point in test ranking and... and Pakistan doesn't have good younger players backup? haha. That's the most funny joke i heard in a while.

Seriously, you guys have no idea and information about Pakistan domestic structure as well as talent sitting on the benches. Our aging players are performing well enough to keep their place in the team which is not a bad thing at all. When those new guys will make appearance, we will already mature younger players like Umer Akmal, Nasir Jamshed, Azhar Ali etc. Who will work with the new guys. And there is no doubt Pakistan A can easily beat BD team. You fans can keep dreaming. :)

Posted by KiwiRocker- on (December 16, 2012, 2:28 GMT)

I simply do not understand that why PCB is asking B;desh team for a visit. B;desh is an ordinary team that attracts zero crowds in Pakistan. They have been around for a decade but have yet to play even an above average player. Pakistan had started to beat everyone soon after they were granted test playing status but what exactly B;desh has done? B'desh recently got hammered by West Indies which itself is an average team. Bangladesh should have NEVEr been granted a test status as it was all thanks to PCB that they were granted a test status. If it was not likes of Pakistanis playing in Bangali clubs, B'desh would still be playing against Uganda. B'desh board has been obeying to their masters at BCCI and begging for a trip to India that never eventuates. Pakistan does not see B'desh as a competition as teams like B;desh and India should be stripped of their test status. They do not belong to an elite league of test playing teams such as Pakistan, SA, England, Australia! Plz stay Home!

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 16, 2012, 1:19 GMT)

For everyone's sake it would be good if Cricket never returns to Pakistan especially the unfortunate careless incident in 2009. They for some reason couldn't provide simple security to the Sri Lanka team so they only have themselves to blame. And with all these home matches played on neutral venues, it would be wise if Pakistan full status is handed over to Ireland so there are no such problems. Pakistan fans have also forgotten the 2010 scandal which seriously damages the game so it would be best if Ireland takes their place because Pakistan have no future.

Posted by RajanBorna on (December 15, 2012, 23:59 GMT)

@jaffar678, lol i'm afraid , you are taking about cricket or somthing else ..u need some knowledge at least :)

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 21:47 GMT)

Pakistan please call some club team instead of Bangladesh. they are not even wroth playing. 20 years in world cricket and still trash. so is their day dreaming fans

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 20:38 GMT)

I just don't understand why Pakistan desperate to play Bangladesh, why don't they play with Afg / Ire / Zim.

People who saying Bangladesh are not a good team, yes you are right we are not good team point taken.

Posted by TIGER_THE_KILLER on (December 15, 2012, 19:59 GMT)

Hey Pakistani fans, We dont need pakistani players in BPL.If u dont play then Srilanka,Westindies,Australia,SouthAfrica,England etc players will play BPL.Nobody would go Pakistan where terrorism is a daily habit.You cant hide this from world.You have to be grateful that even Bangladesh have some willingliness to go there.We dont care u participate in BPL or not.Pakistani players will loose huge amount of money.You have to be grateful from BPL that u found players like Nasir jamshed,Ahmed shehjad for some form.Yes we r minnow.A minnow second string team with four debutants recently win series against Windies which have a victory of 160 runs and 7 wickets win. Why u dont invite Ireland? In Pakistan lots of chaos and terrorism,match fixers,drug etc. there is no unity thatswhy we seperate in 1971.Bangladesh is far more happy country in all aspects such as economy, agriculture etc compared to Pakistan. I wish good luck though of both Pakistan and Bangladesh.cricinfo plzz publish my comments

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 19:52 GMT)

Pakistan is one of the dangerous place on earth, can anyone stop the tour please. We may be second grade team as you think. 4th grade team even dont want to visit your country and this is the reality!!! dont hate Bangla for that. If u dont wanna tour ur players thats fine. On last BPL afridy paid six hundred thousand dollars for eleven matches. well i guess there are thousands of players on earth would love to play for those amount. If anyone losing here anything its your players not us. Regards

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 15, 2012, 19:46 GMT)

This is a serious matter and even if Bangladesh does go please send your c team or something, we don't want to risk the safety of our top players not our problem Pakistan cannot hold Cricket matches anymore. Pakistan fans can talk bad about us all they want, our future in Cricket is much much brighter then theirs and they voices are just voices has no affect on our Cricket. Not just Bangladesh but no team doesn't matter how big or small should go over there at the moment until everything is spot on.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 19:40 GMT)

Its ironic when pakistanis saythat they taught us to play cricket.In fact all their cricket stadiums were made by our jute money.I think we should take that money back first before even think about playing with them.

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (December 15, 2012, 19:39 GMT)

@Sleep is Good,@AzAb,wel bangla team iz going nowhere seriouly,considering they R absolutly at the same spot 4rm where they started since 1999,i mean they lacked a reasonabl medium pacer(not even great) initialy,same iz the case wid them even now,they lacked a proper opening pair,this problem persists even now i mean tamim iz a mindles slogar at best ,they have one dimensional spiners 4rm the start who can never spin the ball,they were o.k at home against relatively weakr teams i.e wi,zim,nz N were awful against stronger teams especialy pak irrespectiv of where they play so nothng have changed rather their reliabl mushrafe iz ageing n Too vulnerable against injuries,so bd can never descend 4rm the positin they R i.e at the bottom,nor they can ascend so forget beatng pak 4 next 100 years

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 19:39 GMT)

Guys Guys Guys relax y u people r comparing urself with BD .... No comparison at all, Come on .. Y r u losing ur position through this comparison ... The point is "If BD come in Pakistan then well n good , If NOT then it would be brilliant" ... so STOP comparison n focus on PAK - SA Tour n upcoming India series .....

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 19:35 GMT)

@The Ashes --- you think that Misbah, Khan and Ajmal are aging,,, when they are gone Bangladesh will win... ohhhh what a plan ... they will be replaced by much better players mmm you have the right to dream.. day dreamer

Posted by Purbo23 on (December 15, 2012, 19:26 GMT)

the discussion should be about whether Bangladesh team should go to Pakistan or not or in other words, Is Pakistan ready to host international matches with all the security concerns.

I don't like Pakistani comments at all. Say whatever you like guys. The fact is we are narrowing gaps and soon, very soon we will surpass your cricketing standard. So keep saying whatever you want to, keep doing whatever your cricketer can do best like match fixing, spot fixing, model scandal, drugs or whatever, and we are here keep improving.

About BPL i don't prefer Pakistani players to come. Good and young player like Nasir Jamshed is involved in fixing (not proven though due to arrangements). Instead of learning cricket from them players might be influenced learning unethical doings. But it is only a personal opinion. Go tigers

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 19:25 GMT)

@ The - Ashes -- we know where are we standing today, we do need international cricket in Pakistan,,, but You should not forget that you are not growing and BBL will not save your Test status as retired cricketers from Aus and England are question your ability to play test cricket any more... we recommend you to start facing Ireland and Afghanistan ,... prove your self then come to Pakistan,...

Posted by mazii on (December 15, 2012, 19:24 GMT)

I think some Bangladesh fans are over the moons after just beat west indies in ODIs. Dear how many times Pakistan was beaten by Bangladesh? Any answer...So please Bangladesh fans don't argue about that which team is better. Even a Pakistani club level teams can give tough time to this third class Bangladesh team. We don't want you on our turf. Bangladesh has been playing cricket for quite long without improving its cricket. The fact is simple Bangladesh can't beat Pakistan even in dreams. Australia, India, Souhth africa and England don't want to tour Bangladesh because this team is a third class team the why we are inviting them. Yes invite them to play with our club level teams or send our club level teams to Bangladesh to show them how to play cricket.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 19:15 GMT)

Haahaha, Bangla fans are mad, we always support you bangla cricket, nominate your person of ICC top spot even you don't deserve a full membership in ICC.We sent our players to BPL to make it successful.Just imagine BPL without Pak players. Pakistan is playing test cricket for more than 60 years , a team wins it 2nd test match. So you don't need to think about Pak future. think about your future you are failed to win a single game since 1999. Bangla can't produce a Fast bowler as you can't produce a 6 feet player hahah. Baby team first qual the win loss ration with pak, how many years it will take. probably ............. never. hahahah

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 19:07 GMT)

@the-ashes your team played 31 odi, 6 T20 and 8 test and out of 45 you won only one so your reason is useless, 2nd every team has aging players and players like Nasir jamshed you didnt mentioned who plundered you all bd bowlers in league even ahmed shehzad who is average player he distroyed in BPL. So plz mention complete facts. @keptalittle low : i agree that in india situation is not 100% same like pak but atleast 80% same. You have problem in kashmir,asam,tamil side, we have problem in northern province as well but not whole pakistan.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 15, 2012, 18:51 GMT)

I'm just curious when will Pakistan use its youngsters? are your youngsters good enough? already our young players who have made their debuts in the past year like Nasir, Anamul, Gazi etc have proved their worth and playing for our team full time but what about the young guys of Pakistan? I'm still seeing the same old regulars especially to that tour to India. Yeah we know we're still a minnow team but 2013 will be the year for us to officially remove that tag so I hope your're ready to swallow that. Yes Bangladesh just like any other team will lose games but its how they lose and I doubt there will be any more thrashings for Bangladesh on most occasions. I feel for Pakistan fans that they can't watch their players play right in front of them but hopefully teams like Australia and England will come and tour Pakistan soon.

Posted by tanzim.shamsuddin on (December 15, 2012, 18:40 GMT)

If BCB is committed then send a team to play game in Pakistan but make sure that players are willing to go there. If a short visit HELPS Pakistan team be in international arena then go ahead BCB. If Pakistani sentiment is like that they did a hell lot for us then be at per and HELP them and clear all the debts. Ppl take note that whoever the individual is be it Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani or Namibian he is an asset for the respective nation and we all should stand behind their safety and security. Lets not deny that Pakistan is not a safe place for players and hence NON of the international players wants to be in there!

Posted by abcdef_12345 on (December 15, 2012, 18:32 GMT)

Why Pakistanis always think that it is because them we are playing cricket? If we have the desire, then outcome will come automatically.Did Pakistan give birth to Shakib Al Hasan or Tamim Iqbal for whom new generation Bangladeshi cricket is still alive? It is mainly India who have helped and they played the first test with us, not Pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 18:27 GMT)

@the-ashes your team played 31 odi, 6 T20 and 8 test and out of 45 you won only one so your reason is useless, 2nd every team has aging players and players like Nasir jamshed you didnt mentioned who plundered you all bd bowlers in league even ahmed shehzad who is average player he distroyed in BPL. So plz mention complete facts. @keptalittle low : i agree that in india situation is not 100% same like pak but atleast 80% same. You have problem in kashmir,asam,tamil side, we have problem in northern province as well but not whole pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 18:00 GMT)

The way these Pakistanis are showing their reaction on BCB and the Bangladesh Cricket team it clearly shows their vulnerability in terms of security to host an international series. Infact, i feel for such negative people u guys dont deserve an international match ever again in Pakistan. And for those Pak ppl saying Bangladesh is not safe also.....well never did any team or foreigner face what the Sriankan team faced regardless of the fact who did it !!

Posted by Pak_alldway on (December 15, 2012, 17:49 GMT)

@azab12754 forget about pak go n play with afghans who r for more better than u n very soon u guys will find out.

Posted by riz10 on (December 15, 2012, 17:37 GMT)

we pakistanis have forgotten about this series,now we read in cricinfo that bcb want there team to visit pakistan,as for as the standard is concerned everyone know how skilfull pakistanis are in cricket,we shoukd even consider the remarks of minnow teams fans.thanks bangladesh fans to ensure that ur team is not visiting pak.this is bangalis nature that they talk big i knowthem very well in middle east.

Posted by ablushali on (December 15, 2012, 17:36 GMT)

I am bit dissapointed with the comments with the Pakistani fans. They are trying to trade life safety with BD team's quality. I hope you people in Pakistan have bit IT facilities, if yes, then please go to google.com and search with the phrase "most dangerous country in the world" or something like this. You will find lots of rankings of most dangerous countries to visit, and unfortunately in most of these rankings Pakistan is in top ten. Now you should apply your own judgment, whether a cricket team of any quality should visit Pakistan.

Posted by Pak_alldway on (December 15, 2012, 17:35 GMT)

Look at Lanka they became world chamption just after ten years of becoming full member of icc whereas Bangladesh team are still minnow.hopefully your team will get competitive in 2050

Posted by The_Ashes on (December 15, 2012, 17:31 GMT)

@WickyRoy.paklover:- Pakistan Cricket team is going to go through a big transition sooner or later. We have better youth players already coming up then Pakistan like Anamul Haque the top run scorer of the under-19 world cup who has made his official debut now and scored a 120 against the West Indies. Sohag Gazi, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain have all made their mark. Even our young debutant bowler scored a test 100 something Pakistan can only dream off. So love us or hate us you can't get rid of us good luck! :)))

Posted by Pak_alldway on (December 15, 2012, 17:30 GMT)

Bangali fans make me laugh.in their history they couldn't produce a single world class player and they say they doing good.lol yh doing good may b on Mars.keep on dreaming coz they come true sometimes

Posted by The_Ashes on (December 15, 2012, 17:27 GMT)

Pakistani fans are still blind to see the facts. Bangladesh Cricket team is growing and they are clearly not the team of the years 2000-2006 anymore meanwhile the Pakistan team is ageing and the likes of Misbah, Khan, Ajmal and all these older players will not be playing for much longer. I doubt inexperience replacements like Barbar, Raza and them can destroy our young experience team its common sense so I'm very happy cheers!!!

Posted by The_Ashes on (December 15, 2012, 17:17 GMT)

@Bleedgreen_69 - nobody gives a toss about you or any of your players as well. We already have more than a 100 million people right behind our players anyway. BPL is in its second edition already Pakistan still don't have one :D

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 15, 2012, 17:14 GMT)

@jaffar678:- hahaha first tell Ireland to beat India, Sri Lanka and West Indies all in the same year then talk. Pakistan has no future.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 15, 2012, 17:12 GMT)

@WickyRoy.paklover:- What? I don't understand what you're trying to say times are changing the Pakistan team is not getting any younger good luck but you know what I mean when our team beats your new young inexoperienced team in the coming future :P

Posted by ShahidRazaOK on (December 15, 2012, 17:05 GMT)

I think Indian Cricket Board has permitted BCB to carry on with the tour. Has some one any info, whats the reason behind? Why Indian Cricket Board showing too much mercy to Pakistan cricket this time?

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 17:02 GMT)

@rony hassan, your team has no worth so nobody will bet at your team even for match fixing. 2nd indians r banned for fixing as well, aussies, south africans, so only good teams can do fixing even fixing is worst part of cricket. Your team cant be used in fixing because losers have no choice.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 16:18 GMT)

It's the politics that prevented a Bangladesh Cricket team visiting Pakistan rather than any security concern. If PCB sticks with its position not to let Pakistani players participate in BPL without a tour, BCB has to bite its own fingers. Bangladesh government is undergoing anti-government agitation, a successful BPL may water it down - can take away people's attention from the movement. Without foreign players especially Pakistani/Indian/Srilankan players, BPL may fail to draw the crowds. Cricket is used as a tool to get the upper hand in POLITICS (both regional and domestic). Let the people enjoy the game of Cricket!

Posted by jaffar678 on (December 15, 2012, 16:14 GMT)

pakistan should ask ireland for a tour as they are a better cricket team than bangladesh!!

Posted by Desihungama on (December 15, 2012, 15:44 GMT)

To all Bangladeshi fans- What is the fuss all about? Should you not be blaming BCCI for it's refusal to release players for BPL and in turn you had to turn to PCB for help? Why such thanklessness?

Posted by keptalittlelow on (December 15, 2012, 15:43 GMT)

@Ali Malik, Sir you can not compare the security situation in Pakistan with India. Despite the fact that Bangladesh is a 2nd grade team as you put it, its true as well, I will be very surprised if the tour actually did go ahead in the end.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 15:42 GMT)

I am surprise that BCB is sending team To Pakistan. Where ICC doesnt even want to send neutral match officals. Its totally unexceptable move from BCB not thinking about the lives of our cricketers, and to help a team where most of the players involved in match fixing and took corruption in cricket to whole new level.

Posted by Bleedgreen_69 on (December 15, 2012, 15:37 GMT)

What most of you bangalis do not realise is that without Pak u would not even be playing cricket we supported u in entering the international cricket arena whereas most other countries cast you out. And please as far as security is concerned I doubt that many ppl give a toss about most of your players.

Posted by Hassanw65 on (December 15, 2012, 15:28 GMT)

@Azfar husain even our club side hv enough abilty to beat u guys anywhere u want....

Posted by WickyRoy.paklover on (December 15, 2012, 15:25 GMT)

@Third gear,@Ahmed hussain,@EXTREM SPEED,WEL WI R Awful batsmen of spin n R clueles against bd spiners,can't imagin what wil hapen to them against pak (whenever they play),Re:I CAN ASSURE U all that pak have easilý 5 to 6 times bigger n far more talentd pool of players than bd can evr dream of.EVEN PAK'S DEPARTMENTAL TEAMS i.e Pia,ZTBL,HBL,NBL R GUD ENUFF TO BEAT bd national team all ends up.I CAN ASSUR U BD CAN NEVER WIN 4RM PAK IRESPECTIVE OF WHERE THEY OPT TO PLAY AGAINST PAK

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 15:19 GMT)

Banagladesh is More than a third class team. There is no security issues in pakistan. As we have seen a safe and sound tour of International Stars team in karachi. and Ducth hockey team in Lahore, and a Safe and sound Fasial Bank T20 event in lahore. it is just politics against pakistan that is restricting teams. If Pak players will not go for BPL.Banagladesh Premier league will be total failure as no indian, Engl, NZ, SA, AUS cricketers are there of pak player refuse to go BPL hahahha Finish.

PCB should not ask third class team like Banagladesh for visit.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 15:18 GMT)

This will be a suicide even ICC is not sending match officials!

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

Cricket is all about politics now. We fans keep fighting on political decisions. In india english team returns after 26/11 and in Pakistan 1 incident cant bring cricket alive? Many many foreigners already visited for playing. Many people visit for business or even world politicians come for political issues but why not cricket? Because indian lobby n salvery boards like BD have no self thinking. So they are using pakistani position. No problem. We shall stand on our own. Especially the BD fans thinking their team can beat pakistan after beating WI , they need to see records between BD n Pak, they will get answer. Here people dnt like pak palying with BD only charm is cricket may return and i hope if BD wont visit then still it will b back.

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 15, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

Pakistan please ask teams like Australia, England etc to tour your country instead of Bangladesh because you're right it will be one sided but we all know they won't but may the luck be with you. Bangladesh Cricket is on the rise period!

Posted by Hassanw65 on (December 15, 2012, 14:45 GMT)

@ azfar husain u r not world beater yet...u still hv a vey long way to go so it will be better if u dnt talk about white washing pakistani team and concentrate about improving ur cricket which hv sadly not provided any good cricketer since shakib ul hassan....

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 15, 2012, 14:40 GMT)

Pakistan are a talented team no doubt about that but as a honest person the team they are currently using now is just too old and we all know that different eras comes and goes. I doubt these coming young replacement will make the Pakistan team the same or stronger rather much weaker. Our players are gaining experience all the time and are still very young so obviously Pakistan will fall behind greatly but you're not the only ones. Yes your team are probably still going to beat us for a while yet if your are still using your experience players but its not going to last for that much long. I'm glad fans and experts are worried on just how much Bangladesh are improving now.

Posted by Hassanw65 on (December 15, 2012, 14:35 GMT)

i just dont know why we r still forcing bangladesh offical to send their team to pakistan....if they dont want to come then they r welcome to do so....after all our effort to support bangladesh cricket they r still thinking that they r doing us an favour.....plz dnt come, we will be glad to wait some more time....

Posted by junipak on (December 15, 2012, 14:34 GMT)

I m pakistani civilian and now in pakistan the security system has been improved from last couple of years i m save and sound in pakistan and proud to live over here and talking abt cricket pakistan is far superior team than ban. I heard some bangladeshi fan is challenging us to play at any nuetral venue so i will remind them when last time pak arrive bangla they beat them two time in asia cup and if we talk abt last bilateral series of pakistan in ban it was total whitewash by pakistan in whole series of 1 test 2 t20's and 3 odi's and u r talking abt nuetral venue pakistan just beat ban in worldcup t20 recently so plz before speaking just read the stats. U bangalies r challenging us at nuetral venue we pakistani challenge u in ur on backyard that u can't beat us on ur on home soil trust me so just shut up go away fcking losers low rank team

Posted by da_man_ on (December 15, 2012, 13:45 GMT)

Bangla team is better than Pakistan??! I'm sorry, which rock have you been hiding under? Remember Asia cup? It wasn't that long ago... Remember the last two decades of sheer mediocrity? Go look at Pak's test record in the last three years then come talk to me. Have a good series against the Windies and they think they are world champions lol. Kindly don't visit, we don't need your "favours" Also, we've seen what the BCB's promise is worth after the last "promised" tour. Give me a break.

Posted by Rafelgibt on (December 15, 2012, 13:43 GMT)

Once again PAK supporters have started their hating thoughts over BAN cricket…They taught us cricket,they gave us TEST status, BAN are worse than IRE, ZIM and so on…..My question is that if you neglect us like this way then how you are going to give us SECURITY (At least in DREAMS)??? By the way it's ENGLAND who taught cricket to the rest of the world, its MR. DALMIAH who single handedly help us to get the test status and what's our current progress in CRICKET its known to whole world except you guys (As you don't have the guts to admit the truth that BAN is no longer a mediocre team at least in ODIs and T20s)….Its only BAN who showed the interest personally to play in PAK soil…..What abt the rest of the world???And you are talking abt BPL; just forget it we can do well without any PAK players as you could see last year we did well without IND players…So, plz inject little bit more politeness, hospitality and more humanity in your mind and heart to get the RESPECT from the neighbors

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 13:38 GMT)

@Naeem578 it doesn't matter what we think of the Bangladesh team, all fans have high expectations of their teams. The issue is that cricket players feel unsafe to travel to Pakistan at the moment. However, to be honest the current security state of of your country is not totally your fault. Your allies who got you involved in this mess should be sending a team to show their commitment to stand by their partner. But we know that wont happen because of their hypocrisy so its left to us, Bangladesh to stand by you!

Posted by The_Ashes on (December 15, 2012, 13:03 GMT)

Can't wait when the old Pakistan team start to fade then we can really thump them. Pakistan and a few others are declining teams and not as strong as they once was but our respective fans have still not woken up to this open fact.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 12:45 GMT)

hehehehe now such a miserable time that we, pakistanis have to listen from BD that its dangerous to travel there, I can just laugh...though i know there are some problems and which country is intrinsically safe??? BD where their factory workers are burnt to death? India where Pakistani blind captain was served Acid? or America where 30 kids are shot dead today? Lets play cricket and promote it without filthy politics. lets politicians spread the dirt all over not cricket fans..

Posted by The_Ashes on (December 15, 2012, 12:43 GMT)

Unlike Bangladesh who have a young team, Pakistan are an old team, didn't co-host world cup like Bangladesh, unlike Bangladesh can't hold International matches, unlike Bangladesh will not hold any tournaments like World T20 Championship and Asia Cup, unlike Bangladesh don't have a T20 franchise league and so on and so forth. Pakistan fans know that they will eventually have to change their team and that's when things will really get interesting so good luck to you guys need all the luck you can get but you know what I'm talking about once we you find it difficult thrashing us and us beating your team on a regular bases only a matter of time :P

Posted by El_Toro_Loco on (December 15, 2012, 12:32 GMT)

@ Third_Gear: It seems either u just came out of a life long coma OR stuck in 2nd gear, because BaD has never beaten Pakistan in this century. But they've beaten India a few times, recently. Ciao...

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 12:11 GMT)

hey come on guys i'm from Bangladesh and we don't want to become cocky and misunderstood the only reason were touring pak is because we want our cricket to develop much better than to stay minnows especially test matches so pak and our other muslim brothers be kind to us as we will do the same :)

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 15, 2012, 12:07 GMT)

Age of current squad i.e. Ban - Tamim 23, Shakib 25, Nasir 21, Anamul 20, Gazi 21, Rahim 24, Mahmudullah 26 etc in comparison with Pak i.e. - Misbah 38, Khan 36, Afridi 32, Ajmal 34, Rehman 32 etc etc the future is clear hope replacements like Raza, Barbar can take on our young experience guys with ease good luck! :)

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 15, 2012, 12:04 GMT)

Nobody cares if Cricket doesn't return in Pakistan and there's a good reason why Cricket is not played there now and even if Bangladesh did go, it won't at all make a difference for the other teams to go there drones. Pakistan are a declining Cricket team with many of their senior players are ageing and starting to retire and then the excitement will really start. You can't beat us comfortably anymore and soon we'll start beating you on a regular bases back and forth just trust me. People are forgetting that the article mentions its upto to the players and staff to go there but I doubt any of them will we'll send our worst possible team just to satisfy you :D

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 12:03 GMT)

@3rd gear what are u talking about. last 5 matches between pakistan and bangladesh were all played on your home soil. and by checking the result of those 5 matches you will easily come to know that we easily did beat you. you cant able to beat us since 99. our youngsters like azhar asad umar akmal nasir are far better than your pathetic youngsters so plz wake up and stop living in dreams.

Posted by getsetgopk on (December 15, 2012, 11:48 GMT)

You have been playing cricket since when? 1976 is it? And since then all you have to show for against Pakistan is a what? a lone ODI match? Do us all a favor and please dont come. Whats the purpose of you Bangalis coming to Pakistan anyways? As muslim brothers, by all means, you'll always be welcome here but if its for cricket then I must say there is no need for that. Whats the point when everyone knows whats going to be the result and whose going to watch it? Go to India but they dont want you there either. PCB must only invite proper cricket teams to Dubai for home series not some minnows, it doesn't even cut the cost of hosting. Or since they have signed an agreement, PCB might as well bring them to Pakistan and let a Lahore based club use them for some match practice and then let them go back to Bangladesh. They shouldn't be signing agreements like headless chickens when they dont want to come. Go PCB!!! oh and yea its time to pull the plug on BPL.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 11:21 GMT)

i read all of the post of yours i would like say dont support blindly any team yes Pakistan is a good team bt they aint world best, Bangladesh is a developing team they are doing extreamly well from last few years, some where they are even better then Pakistan don't forget last Asia Cup they almost beaten PAK Unfortunately they had lost the match, dear Pak Supporters for your concern u should has to be Pleased to BCB for their Planing to your country

Posted by Naeem578 on (December 15, 2012, 10:41 GMT)

@Azfar_Hossain: The mindset of you bangladeshi guys is like indians who imagine themselves to be world beaters but actually you and india have mediocre teams and the whole world knows that, anyway ind is much better than bangladesh. You guys are champions of high claims making but on ground you are nothing.

Posted by Third_Gear on (December 15, 2012, 9:43 GMT)

In some reports I have found Pakistan is the second vulnerable country by security aspects ,so I dont think any International side should visit their for few more years. PAK team should visit India and play with their medicore team which drowning down by the burden old guns. India and Pakistan both teams are behind current Bangladesh team,Tigers can beat them anywhere and at any ground SO those who are making odd comments about BD team I Challange them to play at any neutral ground.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 9:29 GMT)

If bangladesh will tour Pakistan just for the sake of BPL then it,s confirm that there is no problem of security in Pakistan its just the politics against Pakistan...

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 9:28 GMT)

They just want Pakistan players in thier BPL thats why they will come to Pakistan otherwise Pakistani Players will nt take part in BPL.....

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 9:27 GMT)

Bangladeshi board plays this just because of their personal interest, before Kamal wanted nomination and he cheated pakistan n now they want BPL ( already failed because of so many lose management issues) to start again so they are shwoing some courage. Benglash is also insecure place same as pakistan. Here in sports festival japanese, iranian, iraqi, usbek, turkish players came to play. We dont want to play 2nd grade bangla team. Our cricket in pakistan will b back soon now. No matter bangladesh team visits or not.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 9:01 GMT)

BCB is playing with the lives of our cricket players. This is ridiculous.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 9:00 GMT)

Planing & Discussion happens many times lets see the result Hope for Good.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 8:58 GMT)

Not sure why pakis r speaking like this. the whole world has rejected Pakistan as a cricket venue. They shud accept BCB's willingness to send team there as a positive gesture. But they r making silly comments. To be frank, we, the Bangladeshi people, r against send our team to a place considered unsafe for any team.

Posted by matchfixerpkn on (December 15, 2012, 8:57 GMT)

bangladeshi team are risking themselves for some little money...dnt think good earning players like shakeeb or others will visit pak..it may be another3rd tire team may visit pakistna for official purpose..and pakistna will defiently win series against that C team of bangladhesh!!

Posted by RowdyChoudhary on (December 15, 2012, 8:23 GMT)

advice from a Pakistani fan, take it or repent till you live

i would love to see international level cricket in Pakistan, but iys not the right time.

BCB please don't go to Pakistan tour, their is no security and support system for the Pakistani civilian, so providing you guys (BCB) security is a joke. don't take my words listen to any Pakistani news channels.

atleast wait till Imran khan becomes the next president of Pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 8:08 GMT)

BD should play matches with Pak A team or Under 19 team,,,,stop dreaming about playing with pak

Posted by Azfar_Hossain on (December 15, 2012, 8:03 GMT)

@Legaleagle: You are afraid of loosing to Bangladesh. Accept it as a fact of life that Bangladesh can and will whitewash Pakistan on pakistani soil. In fact you should be grateful that Bangladesh is willing to tour your insecure country.

Posted by Waqasahmed92 on (December 15, 2012, 7:59 GMT)

my oh my oh my, I am a Pakistani so naturally my best wishes are with the Pakistani team but I seriously thought that this new Bangladeshi outfit/management was better than what they portrayed in the recent year and a half. Firstly to some who claim that Bangladesh is improving and their new players would get the upper hand soon let me remind them of a very good fact. BAN has never beaten PAK since 1999. In these 13 years PAK has produced many players of high quality while BAN literally managed nothing other than a few wins here and there. Tamim, Shakib, Mushfiq have been around for a good number of years now and they still with their collective effort couldn't beat us even when we were at the lowest ebb of our cricketing history during Ijazz butt era. Even with home advantage you got whitewashed with same set of players so how do you even consider of winning in Pakistani soil. Regarding the tour well its give and take your board wants BPL and we want a tour there is nothing more to it

Posted by fantoobhai on (December 15, 2012, 7:48 GMT)

it is basically need of BCB becuase BPL will coming if bangladesh will not visit to Pakistan then PCB will not allow pakistani players to play in BPL. this is fact.. if pakistani player didnot play in BPL then sponsor will not attract towards BPL and BCB will not achieve its profit margin

Posted by qsaad321 on (December 15, 2012, 7:47 GMT)

We do not want the Bangladeshis. Stay away.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 7:40 GMT)

We have no faith in BCB now. so i think its another rumour to ensure Pakistan players for BPL by BCB. bcz they know without Pak players their league is Zero.their friend India even dont take part in their sick BPL. @Catchingfire, grow up a bit. you are saying Pak is not a safe country then why you consider Afridi , Ajmal, Umar Akmal to play in your BBL. its all about money. if PCB offers a lot of money to Aussies they will come to play in Pakistan in any circumstances. as they play in IPL just for money.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 7:33 GMT)

I dunno wat ppl r fussing about..BD will tour PAK for 3 days only bcuz of BPL..cuz if BD dont tour then PCB might not allow their players for BPL..totally Commercial thinking here...BCB do not care about safety or anything cuz in order to be BPL a successfull event, they MUST HAVE Pak T20 Players..cuz Indian players r not playing anyways...

Posted by Praxis on (December 15, 2012, 7:25 GMT)

@Legaleagle, unfortunately for you, even mediocre cricket teams don't want to tour PAK. Not very wise to quip about BD's competitiveness in cricket when Pakistan itself isn't a safe county foreigners. Sports is far from being the main concern here.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 7:08 GMT)

look, all bd is getting from this tour is to invite pk players in bpl!! pak is safe country for sports as if one incident means deadlock for games, then we cannot play games anywhere in world, especially in india, where every day some thing big is happening, but media is controlling it. anyway, the recent tours of many many sporting teams from peshawar to karachi to lahore have indicated that it is absolutely safe to play in pak. we should welcome bd however!! and i know the matches will be sold out!

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 6:51 GMT)

Dear Pakistani Fans, When Bangladesh agreed to tour Pakistan last year, you all were so happy that you started to say Bangladeshi are our brothers and what not. BCB and even the players agreed to tour but its just the government who did not approve the tour(due to security) in the last moment which got many of you disappointed and all of you started to curse on the Bangladeshi players, the board, the country etc. You should be thankful that despite the dangers that exist in your country Bangladesh gave support to tour in your country where other countries were refusing to tour. Since, Bangladesh is planning to tour Pakistan now and I don't even understand that why are you all still cursing them. Don't you guys want cricket to return in your country or what?

Posted by getsetgopk on (December 15, 2012, 6:38 GMT)

These Bangladeshi fans are a real piece of work I must say. They are under some mysterious delusion that if their cats dressed as tigers decide not to come to Pak that all hell is going to break loose? As if the sky up there is not falling on to our heads is because the Bongalis are shouldering it? Do us all a favor take your frustrations elsewhere and get over with this dream that even the very word Bangladesh mean anything to anyone in the cricketing world. Over the years we have beating the crack out of India and now BD has added themselves to that list too. If there were ever a competition for the "sorest looser on plant" im quite sure BD would have had servel gold medals. India probably would be runner up after BD. Stay there, dont come, play your BPL or whatever it is that you guys are good at. Never heard of any sport that BD been good at though. Meanwhile we will pull the plug on BPL, PCB has refused to issue NOC's to its players for big bash, they can do that for BPL too.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 6:30 GMT)

@Raja_naveed_khan : Watch out the WI toure of Bangladesh result and comment.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 5:56 GMT)

Some paki fans are so ungreatful.. BCB the only board that is actully talking to PCB about being the first internation side to come to their country in like three year yet they still have the audacity to make jokes about bangla cricket team. U know wat i hope they dont send a team to paki cause its better not to have a good rising bangla team go there and beat them then to have any other board even consider coming to paki. The fans are scare becus they dont want to see their team lose in front of them...yes indeed a good choice! At the end of the day we know our players r better payed , we host international matches safely and bangla fans are the worlds best fan...without a doubt!!!!!

Posted by swat1999 on (December 15, 2012, 5:55 GMT)

Very good news. Bangladesh should go Pakistan and play test cricket

Posted by davidatlas999 on (December 15, 2012, 5:52 GMT)

ok thank you bngla daish if You really wanna come here.if not okay we are okay with our tv.we will follow our team no tv.if some one feel danger.then they need to stay in home.personally i think there is no danger cause we are here.we go to our job we can play our cricket.even i am in kpk.i am safe here from 23 year.i respect those who feel danger in pakistan.okay move on.stay in your home we will watch our team playing in uae no tv.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 5:39 GMT)

I am suprise why pakistan want Bangladesh Tour. I think we have better domestic teams than any international team including india and Australia. instead of bringing these loosers we should concentrate in our domestic cricket and cricketers. We dont need to show the world that our country is safe becaue we know what indian board is cooking against pakistan in ICC. We request Bangladesh cricket team not to visit pakistan because its better if Our utilize the same days playing with Peshawar Team or Faisalabad those teams are better than even india and Australia..

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 5:33 GMT)

@legaleagle- wat do u mean by 'mediacore'; u shud be feeling top of the world if BD is kind enough 2 visit u, provided the situation in pakistan, i don see any teams visiting PAK next 5 years......

Posted by SpitFire on (December 15, 2012, 5:22 GMT)

Theres nothing wrong in lending a hand to revive cricket in a nation. If Pakistan have showed the full proof security plan then there is no harm in going there. But I would prefer BD take its own security along with the team. May be a truck full of soldiers if in case there is something. However Cricket should return to Pakistan and if it is via BD, then y not?

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 5:20 GMT)

Being Indian, I am disappointed that India did not host Bangladesh yet. Pleased to know that Bangladesh getting ready to tour Pakistan. This is very good news for International cricket and those fans in Pakistan who are deprived of cricket in their own country. Same time worried about security. I wish Bangladesh should send their best team and Pakistan should make their best security arrangements. Good luck to Bangladesh team from an Indian

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 5:19 GMT)

I always appreciate the move by the BCB but some of who does not love cricket raise some unimportant questions and create immense pressure to the BCB. Wish this time they will overcome and make the good things to happen. On the other hand i am a bit worry that these people will again may create some problem which is 100% political. Still best of luck PAK cricket. Well wisher of Game of Cricket.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 5:00 GMT)

after reading comments of some pakistanis, i couldn't stop my laughing. Even a school cricket team will not go there. They should thank BCB and players of BD. but what are they doing!!! they are bulling those who are trying to help them. If anyone thinks we are going there cause of BPL, then he/she is living in a fool's paradise. we don't need any paki players in BPL. our players are enough. the main reason of the tour is, we had promised to them about the tour and we will fullfil our promise, cause we are not like pakis who broke promises in 70 and 71. And those who are saying BD is a bad/mediocre blah blah..... just check some recent match of BD and u will get ur answer. salam.

Posted by SapnerJadukar on (December 15, 2012, 4:21 GMT)

Bangladesh is my team...at the same time I am a big supporter of Pakistan cricket team when they play with third country. Not only me, there are million others in Bangladesh supports Pakistan when they play with third country...may be the largest number of Pakistan team fans out side of Pakistan. So I will ask both the fan base to restrain when they comments. International cricket is much needed in Pakistan for the sake of both country. We can try to revive their international cricket in exchange of playing more quality cricket with them as our FTP doesn't look busy. For that reason we want a full series rather then few ODI's and T20's. Recent performance of BD team suggest that they are much improved team and wining ODI games, last two ODI's with Pakistan was very close and they kept doing good by wining ODI series with WI. So credit should be given when and where it's due.

Posted by Legaleagle on (December 15, 2012, 4:17 GMT)

I really hope Bangladesh don't come to Pakistan. We do not want to see a mediocre team visiting. Please stop Bangladesh tour!!

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 3:49 GMT)

Bangladesh got test status for quantity & not quality.Had Ireland got Test status it would hv done better than Bangladesh. Of lately BD has shown sign of improvene which is good for cricket.The only problem is that when BD do well they immediately start behaving as world beaters. Beating SRL & India in Asia Cup was a big achievement. When Bd lost close final to Pakistan insteadi of savouring moment of reaching final they started blaming Pakistan. Shakib ul Hassan started being compared to Sobers & Imran Khan.Had they won even one test aginst WI this year Tamim Iqbal would be compared to Bradman.

Australians hv rightly never invited BD fr test series purely fr cricketing reasons. For the sake of BD cricket they should be given ONLY home tests so they improve as we cant keep such a big cricketing nation out of test cricket which frankly they never de served.We all like to see BD improve its cricketing standing otherwise test cricket will become further joke

Posted by Syed_imran_abbas on (December 15, 2012, 3:41 GMT)

indian cricket fans need to grow. You probably hanvt got much left to talk about your own cricket. n i am surprised how some absolutly baised comments are allowed to post against pakistan. i welcome and appreciate this move from BCB.

Posted by BravoBravo on (December 15, 2012, 3:29 GMT)

@Sapnil2000: What's your point dude? You are very confusing. IPL will be vanishing in oblivion very soon considering the pathetic state of IND cricket. IMO, IPL is meant only for the sadistic pleasure for IND fans. Cricket without participation of WI, PAK, and AUS has no charm.

Posted by toafzaal on (December 15, 2012, 3:04 GMT)

1- For those BD fans, who think this is a wrong step from BCB, look at the next 12 months calender; BD team is not scheduled for a single international match in next 12 months. This will give BD a chance to play some International matches. 2- BCB is due a tour to Pakistan in exchange of giving place to Mustafa Kamal in ICC executive members. 3- Some are commenting about senior players, so look at the ICC player rankings, they are in top places, look Hafeez, Ajmal in ODI and Test Bowling rankings for example. 4- Yeah, BD may not be a minnows anymore, but prove it by lifting any multi-nation cup (worth 2 mention, playing with Test playing nations; not AFG, IRE, UAE etc). Winning a series from lower ranked test nation does not erase the minnows tag from BD. 5- I hope b4 commenting on any of my point, you will first go through to the statistics, which are not in favor of most BD fans comments given before my comment. 6- Thanks 4 reading such a long comment, & Thanks cricinfo 4 approving it

Posted by Desihungama on (December 15, 2012, 2:21 GMT)

@asiacricket1234- Yeah. That may be true you do not need Pakistani Cricketers. However, for any Asian domestic leagues or Indian Cricket in it's infancy, IPL, whether Sri Lankan Cricket or Bangladesh Cricket, they all needed Pakistani Cricketers and Pakistani Cricket's help.

Posted by pLayMakeR on (December 15, 2012, 2:21 GMT)

Sapnil2000..I'm sorry if you hold any grudges against Pakistan but if you think they will ruin the BPL..than I can advice you to please go back in the history and do some research. I believe you will find plenty of match fixers in Australia, south africa, India, Zimbabwe etc. It's time to move on and not to bias about one particular country. Pak has given alot to the world cricket and it is time to acknowledge that! Gud luck to both teams

Posted by Desihungama on (December 15, 2012, 2:18 GMT)

Common Guys! Don't be naive with your comments. Australia refused to tour Pakistan back in 1998. Just what security threat they felt back then? The fact is teams like Australia and WI were hesitant touring Pakistan with the arrival of Wasim and Waqar in the 90's and no extra curricular activities! to some extent. They were just afraid to lose too bad too. Now, the situation is morphed into such that every team is hesitant in touring due to security. I guess in the end it worked well for Pak Cricket as they can now beat anyone anywhere at any pitch in any conditions.

Posted by SangakaraFan on (December 15, 2012, 2:15 GMT)

Bangladesh new president is showing another carrot to Pakistanis to tease them.

Posted by Dilbar786 on (December 15, 2012, 2:03 GMT)

Lol @inds they mad cuz they getting hammered by brits

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 15, 2012, 1:20 GMT)

Pakistan have average all-rounders like Afridi, Hafeez, Malik and Razzak none which as of yet has still yet to achieve a test match 100 and 5 wicket haul in the same test match which is a rare feat. The average age of this Bangladesh team is 23 whereas the average age of the current Pakistan team is over 32 and that's why you have the hand over us at the moment but its not going to last for much monger :D

Posted by woodhaven on (December 15, 2012, 0:53 GMT)

pakistan is not a safe country. i dont think my australia will ever visit pakistan, playing is long distance thought. my thoughts and prayers with bangladesh team, hope they can return home safe , if the tour happened

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 15, 2012, 0:49 GMT)

@ahmedn:- Yes I agree with you my love just a little longer for you guys before everything changes but you'll see for yourself soon very soon peace x

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 15, 2012, 0:47 GMT)

Some of my Pakistan mates on here still finding it difficult to admit that Bangladesh Cricket is on the rise but I understand, the wrath of the growing cubs worries you, you're not the only ones. If you can recall it was back in August where our under-19 team crushed your under-19 team and if our youths who are not even in the side can do that then can you imagine when they finally break into the Pakistan first team what our young top experience plays will do to them? looks great if you're a Bangladesh supporter. So beat us all you want in the last remaining games against us before it will change hands once the retirement starts and personally we're not bothered whether Bangladesh wins or lose in that likely tour next month as its the safety of our players and staff that matter to us in this case. We just want to get this tour over and done with so we won't have to tour again and other teams may have to. Its good to see the rise of our Cricket finally scares fans and experts.

Posted by El_Toro_Loco on (December 15, 2012, 0:37 GMT)

@sapnil2000: I suppose the massive defeats of your team India & no relief in near future has made you come out here to vent. Get a life loser!

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 15, 2012, 0:36 GMT)

Bangladesh players age i.e. Tamim 23, Rahim 24, Nasir 21, Anamul 20, Gazi 21, Mahmudullah 26, Shakib 25 etc in current squad where Pakistan current squad lol Afridi 32, Misbah 38, Ajmal 34, Hafeez 31, Khan 36 etc the future is clear my friends love it or hate it. I hope your young replacements of these quality Pakistan players above are good enough to destroy our young experience players I doubt it.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 15, 2012, 0:32 GMT)

I feel bad for Pakistan team for still continuing to use their old squad for the Indian tour just shows that their young players cannot be trusted to perform. All I hear from them is Bangladesh are minnows, Bangladesh are ordinary, Bangladesh are average, Bangladesh this and Bangladesh that yeah we hear it all the time still can't change our progression in Cricket. Its only a matter of time top players of Pakistan like Khan, Misbah etc will be gone leaving a massive hole when it comes to experience and talent. Just admit Pakistan are going to become weaker but don't worry, Bangladesh will show you in the coming years what us fans have been saying all along good luck for the future.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 15, 2012, 0:23 GMT)

Also why are a lot of Pakistan fans saying that they will beat Bangladesh so easily? haven't they forgotten how tough a ride the Bangladeshi's given the Pakistan team in both the matches at Asia Cup? games Bangladesh really should've won but lack of experience got the better of them. You beat Bangladesh by 2 and 20 something runs not 100 or 200 runs and that was against your old experience team just imagine when you field your young inexperience team next time around or whenever??? :)

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 15, 2012, 0:20 GMT)

India has their T20 franchise league where players all over the world play in, England have their one as well and so does Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and soon the Caribbean Premier League by the West Indies. Even countries like USA and Canada plan to have ones. Feel bad for my fellow Pakistan fans really feel for them considering that almost all the other countries are in their 2nd or more years in T20 leagues while Pakistan has yet to start but hopefully very soon :D

Posted by Salmanb on (December 15, 2012, 0:12 GMT)

@Sapnil thanku for ur comment but i thnk u should concentrate on india vs england right now!!!!. Cant xpect an indian to say gud about pakistan or vice versa so ur coment doesnt matter here but stil thank you

Posted by   on (December 15, 2012, 0:08 GMT)

Also my fellow Pakistan fans, yes as a Bangladesh fan Pakistan cricket team is miles better than Bangladesh BUT for how long? most of your squad are well over into their 30s whereas all of our squad are in their 20s and getting far more experience and better than your young players. I doubt an emerging player of Pakistan i.e. Raza Hasan will be able to take on the young i.e. Tamim Iqbal who has already played over a 100 ODIs with ease its common sense. Yes even if Bangladesh did decide with the tour next month you are most likely to beat them but we don't care, its the safety of our players that we care about. Pakistan can't beat Bangladesh comfortably anymore. I doubt our first choice will even go there next month. hehe also funny Pakistan fans if Ireland, Afghanistan etc are better than Bangladesh then tell these teams to beat India, Sri Lanka and West Indies all in the same year then get back to me love you guys! love a bit of humour :P

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 23:57 GMT)

Honestly! its just not right to tour Pakistan at this moment we all watch the news don't we? their neighbours Afghanistan is still under going a war and until that's over in 2014 then we can start thinking of Cricket returning to Pakistan safely and sufficiently and that's the only realistic way at this moment. Also Pakistan fans the cricketing world is changing, as long as some teams like India finally go through a transition in their squad then these teams Australia, England, West Indies, Bangladesh and India are the teams of the future as they have so much young quality talent coming through. The other teams like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, New Zealand are going through a decline.

Posted by Raja_naveed_khan on (December 14, 2012, 23:51 GMT)

PAkistan should Play Against Their A Team as inviting bd will not make any difference. Nt even good enough for getting good practice,

Posted by KiwiRocker- on (December 14, 2012, 23:48 GMT)

Zakar Asharf has done many good things since he has taken over however, anyone could have done only better after Ejaz. Having said that I do not understand two steps that Zaka has taken.1- Why is Pakistan touring India? Indian team is on verge of being stripped of their test playing status and not good enough to play against Pakistan. In 65 years, Pakistan has won more ODI and test matches against India and record says it all.Pakistan does not need to go and play in India..Period! 2- Pakistan does not need B'desh to tour Pakistan. B'desh is an ordinary team as Sehwag says. B'desh is not even as good as Afghanistan.B'desh was given premature test status thanks to PCB that was fairly powerful at that time. B'desh team will attract zero fans in Pakistan. B'desh has been begging to tour India for decades and BCB was obeying their masters at BCCI by not touring Pakistan,however, irony is that they still ended up no where.B'desh has not improved for decades! Cricinfo: Please publish my views

Posted by Timmuh on (December 14, 2012, 23:38 GMT)

If the tour goes ahead, all we can do is hope that there ois no incident. I do think its somewhat sick that the BCB want to go ahead with this and risk their players, purely as part of a deal to win the Pakistani vote for vice-presidency of the ICC.

Posted by AndyZaltzmannsHair on (December 14, 2012, 23:33 GMT)

We've survived for over 60 years, when we were written off at birth. We've looked the 3 greatest empires in the face, British, Soviet and US, and seen them off. We've survived vast poverty, and some of the biggest natural disasters to have taken place in the last century. Even a civil war did not dent our spirits. Nor did we allow ourselves to be governed by sectarianism and terrorism. We've been discriminated and neglected for much of our existence. And our cricket team has been through every depth of hell this past decade, some would say absolution for their sins. And yet we've survived. We survived, because we didn't allow fear to overtake us. Because we didn't back down. Bangladeshis, come or don't come. But don't think you're doing us a favour.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 23:22 GMT)

Paki should be damn GRATEFUL to Bangladesh that they are planning step in a horrifying country where rest of the world are afraid to go in their dream. Besides if Paki players don't play in BPL there would be other countries. Money talks man. if you through money people will come. Bangladesh is doing a BIG FAVOR to Pakiland by taking a risk on their players life.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 23:16 GMT)

wow. every Bangladeshi wants that their team should not visit Pakistan. well dears this tour was forgotten in Pakistan.......and believe me Pakistan is tired of beating u guys.....

Posted by sapnil2000 on (December 14, 2012, 22:59 GMT)

pakistan shouldnot be allowed in BPL, they will start match fixing, betting and drug scandal and ruin the whole game.good luck to BD from india fan

Posted by sapnil2000 on (December 14, 2012, 22:48 GMT)

why pakistan is so desperate to play bangladesh in their own problematic country. nobody wants another srilanka inciden, t. if they dont play, BPL they will lose money, not BD, we already have lots of WI, NZ and english player. they are already banned from IPL and i think they cant afford to lose more money

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 22:36 GMT)

I think it is good step taken by BCB.Its game it must play like professionals.there is no any security threat in pakistan.i am agree with tahmy khan yousuf zai coments......

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 14, 2012, 22:32 GMT)

Not really bothered if Bangladesh goes or not as I don't feel it will at all make a difference for other teams to tour Pakistan. Even if Bangladesh did go at least they will get it over and done with and will be on record that Bangladesh had the courage. Also why are some Pakistan fans getting all confident? you're still not using your young players on a full time bases obviously going to decline in Cricket. Yes we're still minnows but not for long, some of you are too blind or ignorant to see the improvements of Bangladesh Cricket. Bangladesh have a brighter future than Pakistan in Cricket no doubt about that. I predict that your captain will be gone soon all the best :))

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 14, 2012, 22:14 GMT)

Pakistan are an old team, Bangladesh is a young team and times are changing but you guys will know what I'm talking about hopefully soon. Unlike Pakistan, Bangladesh has a fantastic future in Cricket the youngest of all players, hosting Cricket matches and tournaments, better young players and so on. Once all these Pakistan old players are gone then Bangladesh with our young experience squad will beat the new young inexperience Pakistan team. We almost beat your old team in our last 3 ODIs but its only a matter of time we will do it on a regular bases. We even crushed your under-19 youth team a few months back :)

Posted by Purbo23 on (December 14, 2012, 22:11 GMT)

I am not a pakistan lover (for their political doing in 1971), though i enjoy their cricket and passion. Bringing Bangladesh only for 3 days won't convince the bigger nations like Australia, England etc. I think BCB is doing this for BPL only. Since BCB has decided not to force any players or officials, i would be happy to see, if 2nd string BD team go and get some experience. I am pretty sure this is the series, where bd people don't care win or lose, only care players safe return.

Posted by Quddus-Mamu on (December 14, 2012, 21:53 GMT)

I think Bangladesh team should not visit Pakistan at this moment. I strongly believe that, Pakistan still not safe enough to visit. That's why all foreign team staffs of Bangladesh decided not to visit with the team. BCCB also decided not to force any player to go to Pakistan.

Posted by ahmedn on (December 14, 2012, 21:21 GMT)

hey "the user riising team for ur kind information banglsdesh is a small team will gona lose from us that is a fact and a truth and one more thing don't think ur team is a champ ok we pak just to play with such a small team bang to play with higher level team lol

Posted by Masud_BITK on (December 14, 2012, 20:57 GMT)

@ neazahmed Who said that? I am a Bangladeshi and I don't think, we have negative attitude against Pakistan's security.There is some concern, so as to ICC. Only some blind Govt people arrogantly do not want to visit Pakistan. However, mass people of Bangladesh (so to Pakistan people) love each other and like to exchange the besy.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 20:52 GMT)

The_ashes, maybe Pakistan should ask Ireland and Zimbabwe, they might provide stiffer opposition than loser BD, who hasnt beatne Pak since.... Can anyoen remember ha ha ha who oppose call them to play with u mdont force bangla to come over ina desert pak=ston

Posted by Masud_BITK on (December 14, 2012, 20:36 GMT)

Bangladesh could get this opportunity to play Pakistan more games while NO other biggies are calling them. However, the current government has the problem NOT to get this opportunity. BCB and all players want to go Pakistan. If BCB betrays with PCB, why Pak players will play for BPL. This is a positive step anyway. Please keep cricket away of politics.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (December 14, 2012, 20:34 GMT)

I just want to answer some questions here. Some people said Zimbabwe, Ireland, Afganistan is better than BD. Fair enough why dont you tell your cricket board to stop asking Bangladesh to go there and play with those countries and see if other follow them. Bangladesh want our first class player to play in their 2nd class league? Hahahaha how pathetic is your 1st class player that they wanna play in someone's 2nd class league??? BPL will fail without us? Really? Financially Bangladesh board is the 2nd successful cricket board in Asia They dont need Pakistani player They will get a bunch of player from Aus, Eng domestic league like last year but considering IPL still not buying pak player dont u think its them that gonna miss out. Not like Bangladeshi people boycott BPL for Pakistani player. Most of them wasnt that good last year anyway Well there I answer the 3 thing people were talking about. Hopefully Cricinfo will publish this :D

Posted by MAN_AT_WORK on (December 14, 2012, 20:31 GMT)

I think Bangladeshi cricket team should go n play with Pakistan. Pakistan is more willing to play and improve our cricket and also they play much better cricket then India that's for sure. And if u talk about politics ! Bangladesh politics not better itself. And im sure my comment not gonna publish.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 20:00 GMT)

I think Pakistan should refuse this time, BD does not deserve this series as what kind of attitude has been shown by them.

Posted by EnglishCricket on (December 14, 2012, 19:56 GMT)

lolz can't believe Pakistan are asking Bangladesh to tour who's next? Ireland, Afghanistan? :D

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 19:54 GMT)

Wrong move! whether the opposition is top or low its pretty silly for any nation to tour Pakistan at this moment. Pakistan future in Cricket is not clear they have the oldest of squads and haven't won in Australia still and can't see their young new guys doing it for them anytime soon. Touring there is actually a waste of time even Australia last toured their way back in 1998 and I can't see them ever coming back or any team shall I say :)

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 19:53 GMT)

i see it as a good understanding between two boards that PCB is asking BCB to visit Pakistan. and of course Pak helped them in gaining test status, nominating Mustafa Kamal for a role in ICC, conducting BPL and playing in bangla when no other teams besides Asians were willing to tour Bangla. Few people here are just spicing the things up without knowing the ground realities, i don't know how these people see it when India refuses to invite BD for full tour. Indians do say that BD side is not competitive enough to attract sponsors so BD fans should be thankful to PCB for their support all the way instead of giving baseless remarks.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 19:51 GMT)

At first i was delighted for Pakistan by reading this post coz that tour will favor them but after reading these arrogant comment of some Pakistanis i m reaching in position 2 say we dont need 2 tour pakistan. Where they should b grateful 2 us,but they r showing their arrogance. We have lots of good overseas player 4 this bpl edition. infact u guyz r indebted 2 bpl coz we help some pakistani player 2 find there form through bpl. Nasir jamshed, Imran Nazir and Ahmed Shehzad is the perfect example. Yours r not playing 4 free. They count lots of dollars for that. So just shut ur mouth haters. Recently we beat WI in a series and we need 2 play good teams like SL, AUS, SA not a team like pakistan who always hunted by India. We have capability 2 beat any team in oor day. and even our critics agreed with that. I m sorry 2 hurt u guyz but im bound 2 say it. There was a day when we easily digest ur criticism coz that time we were eligible 4 ur criticism but now time is changed

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 14, 2012, 19:50 GMT)

@BoonBoom:- What? blah blah blah We already won a series with West Indies if your memory serves you right we don't want to risk our players anyway. I'm just glad Bangladesh can safely hold International matches and tournaments unlike some. The Pakistan team is old even our youth team easily beat you back in August and that's where the future lies. Young players like Babar Azam don't posses the talent like our young players i.e. Nasir and Anamul. The only reason Pakistan has an upperhand of Bangladesh at the top level is because of experience but that's all going to change in the next 2-3 years common sense :P

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 19:46 GMT)

Wooa look at these comments....shame one those who wrote about BD being a 3rd tier team or a "pathetic" one...I hope he knows what it means at least. Anyway, @ Uzi-Khan, as your name, your comment is also pathetic, hope you learn how to respect the cricket and its future. Also, giving the recent result of BD team and the popularity around the world, I am against touring Pakistan, as they cant even give their own citizens a convincing security of not dying in the street, why would any countries top notch players should go play in their country, makes no sense. Anyway, I'm sure no matter how much Pakistan board tries, no other countries would go play there, unless they can convince Bangladesh. good luck

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 19:44 GMT)

Some Pakistan fans are right that this will most likely be one sided especially when Bangladesh 2 best players Shakib and Tamim are injured and have domestic commitments but really we don't care if Cricket never returns in Pakistan as its not our business. Also some of you have seem to forgotten that 'minnows' beat West Indies 3-2 in an ODI series without their best player. Once your old players are all gone then things will start to get interesting but you'll know for yourself soon as some of you are too blind to see it. Pakistan are an old team Bangladesh are a young team and soon we'll have the upperhand over your team once it becomes inexperience good luck for the future :)

Posted by yakironi98 on (December 14, 2012, 19:26 GMT)

To all those Bangladeshi fans who are acting so uptight of their schedules should realize their team needs Pakistan to improve.

Its disgusting to see how much lack of support for Pakistan people are displaying here, when it was because of them Bangladesh got recognized as a Test team.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 19:14 GMT)

Pakistan won't let their players play in BPL if Bangladesh team doesn't take a tour in Pakistan. This is why BCB is so desperate in sending Bangladesh team in Pakistan!!

Posted by ShAh-BaBa on (December 14, 2012, 19:11 GMT)

I think Pak mustn't host such self-centered visitors, who said Pak is dying for BD visit, n hold on in so far as security is concerned, Pak youth has recently made several huge gathering Guinness World Records. And remember, this time BCB approached PCB for the tour, as BD has no international schedule for next half an year, in fact PCB helping out BCB as it has already done the same for many times since from the very 1st day of BCB. Pak is a loving nation n Pakis feel no hesitation even to spare their lives protecting the guests.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 19:02 GMT)

As a Pakistani fan,I do not want team Bengladesh in Pakistan. I remember when Indians use to complain about touring BD,still do sometimes, and the AUS,SA AND ENG did as well because they considered them grossly underpar and yet, Pakistan always supported developing teams like Afghanistan and Bengladesh. I always support their cricket, but love is a two way street.

BD has always been better at home, because the wickets suit their spin bowling strength, a big reason for their recent win.I frankly dont see them doing well in Pakistan, Pakistanis better off arranging cricket with competitive teams.

Posted by imransangdil on (December 14, 2012, 19:00 GMT)

Relax BD fans, BD is not a popular team in Pak and I'm pretty sure they won't be targeted there. Anyway, one sided series is expected if they do decide to go.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 18:47 GMT)

BD has only 9 matches in the next year!!...so its a wise decision to take a little bit risk to gain much more....

Posted by hqureshi78 on (December 14, 2012, 18:44 GMT)

Bangladesh suddenly got desperate as the deadline for BPL availability is over and none of the Pakistani players got NOC from PCB and BPL will be a big big failure if Pakistanis won't play it as most of the international players were Pakistanis. I think 26 or 27 played last year. And I think playing this series will be a pride moment for Bangladesh to play with better teams and its win win situation for both the countries.. Busy is just a lamb excuse..

Posted by Uzi-Khan on (December 14, 2012, 18:41 GMT)

Dunno why Pakistan want to play Bangladesh anyway....Bangladesh are a pretty pathetic team anyway......they've failed to get through any stage of a major tournament........teams like Ireland and Zimbabwe and Afghanistan should be given greater focus than them....

Posted by Kazakhstan on (December 14, 2012, 18:41 GMT)

Reading comments, but you do not think so if same situation in any other country so? Pakistan is cricket loving country and in life at any stage any strong or 3rd grade side has to visit us as a first step, it's bgolden chance for BCB to achieve this moment, but I believe Indian board will come a head and visit first to Pakistan, frankly speaking Pakistanis are not intend to see boaring cricket. Anyway welcome Bangaladeosh to Pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 18:40 GMT)

This tour is in favour of bangladeshi cricket. If bangladesh wants pakistani 1st class players in its 2nd class league then they must come or bpl will b over soon. remember that pcb has not issued noc to any pakistani player to participate in bpl till now

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 18:33 GMT)

What People think about Pakistan as it shows in Newspapers is most of them are lies because i live in Pakistan and it is normal country just like others and it is more better than India and America where people facing much terror than Pakistan, Furthermore, Pakistan is not even in the top ten list where Crime is occurred mostly, In Those Spot, India are Number one and America which is a Super Power right now are also in Number 8, so Every country is facing terrorism even America why people always gives pinching remarks against Pakistan, The Incident of Srilanka was an Accident and the world news shows that attack on SL team but they didn`t show that one Police man Sacrifice his life to save all team, So Right Now, Pakistan is now much better than it before and we have made all arrangements to make it more safer.

Posted by neazahmed on (December 14, 2012, 18:11 GMT)

most bangladesh's feel its doesn't safe to play there, but our board willing to go there to get political benefit from PCB, if something bad happen who will take responsibility !

it will be a dangerous decision and sort of gambling with security concern !

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 18:10 GMT)

@ The_ashes, maybe Pakistan should ask Ireland and Zimbabwe, they might provide stiffer opposition than loser BD, who hasnt beatne Pak since.... Can anyoen remember

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 18:09 GMT)

@therising team ...BCB is asking now as they want pakistan players to participate in BPL........ In my opinion, Pakistan shouldnot play with a third grade team bagla......moreover i will it not help the pakistan cause as no other team is goona visit pakistan near future... its bangla who are doing this "favor" just for their own sake..first it was the matter of vice presidentship of ICC and now BPL is at stake.......

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 18:09 GMT)

Pakistan is a peaceful country.we ant cricket back in our country.we are not a terrorist.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 18:04 GMT)

hello bangali brothers,keep your calm and have some bananas,we are not requesting you to come,Pakistan is not sending their players to BPL and bcoz of that now Bangladesh wants to tour,Shame on you guys we helps you to develop your cricket..Pakistan is not forcing you...but you must keep your words...

Posted by Saim93 on (December 14, 2012, 18:04 GMT)

Why dont Bangladeshis here want their team to play against Pakistan? If you are all happy the team is making progress, surely you would want them to beat Pakistan, the opposition they have only beaten once and that too 13 years ago. Or is there some kind of fear involved?

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 18:02 GMT)

Why on earth would PCB wanna spend a fortune on security arrangements for a team like Bangladesh. We all know what the scoreline is going to be. Pakistan will blank them out as usual but it still it won't help Pak get any points to improve their ranking.

If they wanan spend so much on presidential level security, then it's better to invite a quality team, so that atleast it's a contest and the public enjoys it.

Posted by riz10 on (December 14, 2012, 17:59 GMT)

please bangalis donot come,we donot want to play the minnow where the result is already known whatever the no of matches is it 3-0 if 100 then 100-0.u people are talking like u r the no1 team in the world.it is sure that u can never beat unless we want to give u a win.it will take 100years for u to stand with pak cricket

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:53 GMT)

Both parties have benefits. Well its so clear why Bangladesh wants to go to Pakistan... its cuz of BPL and the NOC which is still not issued by PCB to pakistani players and allow them to be part of BPL. The deadline is fast approaching for BPL auction and infact the BPL itself.. Early this year, the BCB was able to hide behind court order and PCB still showed softness and allowed the VP of ICC to go to BCB, i am afraid this time PCB will not accept anything other than a tour. Bottom line.. Both parties have benefits.

Posted by KaptaanCricket on (December 14, 2012, 17:53 GMT)

I had great love for Bangali brothers,but by reading these comments I feel as if we are beggars and are asking Ban to come. Nevertheless,many good people are there!

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:53 GMT)

Reading these comments it seems like that Bangladeshi fans (and the players) are in a funny situation. On one side they want to tour India who have categorically declined to host them - same is the case with other top test playing nations who don't want to host them. (Its all about sponsors and money - test teams will only host the ones who can bring in money.) On the other hand they have Pakistan whom they agreed to visit if Pakistan supported their candidate for the top post, which they did. But due to political pressure they are not fulfilling their part of the promise. This is an opportunity for them to play top class cricket outside their country which they are not willing to grab. They don't seem to show the real commitment to improve their cricket. So, be happy playing lower grade domestic tournament and you will never improve your cricket. It's catch 22 - you will not get top class cricket if you don't improve and you will never improve if you don't play top class teams!

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:43 GMT)

Bangladesh is a minnow team ,all they do is loose and then start crying . no one in Pakistan will like to have a series with them .

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:38 GMT)

Please no! Not Bangladesh !! No one will watch this series against a minnow team like Bangladesh. Sri Lankan President announced that he will send his team soon . Sri lanka vs Pakistan in Lahore will be a great match to watch . A slap on the face of Pakistan enemies .

Posted by Omarrz on (December 14, 2012, 17:34 GMT)

It is so hilarious to see BD fans yelling and logging their complaints and concerns. All these are coming out of sheer frustration they go through whenever they play Pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:30 GMT)

ALL BANGLADESH FANS, it is need of BCB becuase if they dont tour to pakistan then PCB will not allow Pakistani players in BPL, so BCB going to tour of Pakistan shortly may be in next month. without Pakistani player BPL will be fail to achieve their marketing goals. So this is fact that it is need of BCB and also requirement of PCB.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:30 GMT)

please nooooo.. if PCB wants to bring some interational cricket back, then try with any decent team please.. we do not want another boring matches like Wolrd XI..

Posted by rivernile on (December 14, 2012, 17:28 GMT)

As a Tigers fan, I would love to see my team play more tests. So I ask BCB, please include some tests in this visit. We don't get many opportunities for test matches. I would love to see Tamim get his maiden double century!!

Posted by umairasgharbutt on (December 14, 2012, 17:26 GMT)

this time pak not gonna alow its players to play in bpl thats y bcb is thinking.. nice try bcb keep it up !

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:23 GMT)

It is useless...... No one will tour Pakistan even if BD did. a short tour from India or South Africa will made any impression if they are willing. proposed PPL will be the right step....

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:23 GMT)

BD should go to play in Pakistan. Quality teams don't want to play with us and our boys go for months without playing quality opposition. We need the practise. Pakistan has its own problems and will be more than happy to host us. I don't understand what business the courts had to interfere. Those who call themselves judges have mountains of unheard cases that they refuse to see; are bribed to pass judgement any way they want. They are among the worst, most corrupt judiciary in the whole world. Trust me, I have suffered so much in their hands. And now they have decided to sink their unholy hands in cricket as well.

Posted by truepakistani47 on (December 14, 2012, 17:18 GMT)

All Peoples from Bangladesh Commenting that why BCB wanting to series with Pakistan in Pakistan not in UAE? Why BCB want to series at that time when they have full packed season?

The straight answer is that my friends that you may remember that after canncelling the tour to Pakistan in april 2012. PCB announce that we have break the relation with BCB. PCB also clear that our players are not be the part of BPL further More. You may remember that your bpl is hit because of Pakistani players. Now the BPL is starting from 20 Jan 2013 and BCB wants to rehabilitate the relation between both boards, to make sure the participation of the Pakistani players in the BPL to make the success otherwise is all over and this time BCB make the proposal not PCB. Think About IT.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:18 GMT)

shakib and tamim inclusion did any thing serious to pakistan ever? hard time can come to any of us my dear. you people forgot 1999 world cup gift.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:15 GMT)

Sad to see Bangladesh supporters urging the BD team not to tour. They are conveniently forgetting the support PCB has provided Bangladesh over the years on various issues. I think if it were not for support by PCB and BCCI, Bangladesh would not have gained Test status. The results clearly show that they didn't deserve it at the time and may be not even now. They were perfectly fine with getting PCB support when no other nation supported them but do not want to do anything in return when others are not willing to tour Pakistan. Talk about being ungrateful and thankless!

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 17:14 GMT)

I really doubt the sportsman spirit here from you all who are apposing tour... did you or your media ever highlighted such an international even held in Pakistan which lasted for about a month or so, wrestling, boxing and few outdoor sports played. off course not... GET A LIFE GUYS.. lets sports be free of politics here... DO NOT FORGET PAKISTAN TAUGHT " how to play cricket " ? I am asking Bangaladeshis here... remember giving you test status... its time for you to payback..

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (December 14, 2012, 17:12 GMT)

That's ridiculous. The security issues still is a big concern as few terrorist attach have taken place there even in November this year & also the Malala incident occurred recently. Both BCB & PCB should avoid this tour for the sake of security of not only the players but also the viewers in stadiums. Another point is that according to FTP, 2 Tests & 3 ODIs to b held in the tour. I don't think PK can host such a tour on given security condition. If BD wanna tour PK to ensure participation of PK players in BPL, it'll b a selfish move by BCB. They should b concerned about security of players as well as fans in stadiums.

Posted by Aleem_Latif on (December 14, 2012, 16:47 GMT)

It is hilarious to see of the comments of some Bangladeshi team supporters here, portraying their team as one of the top teams of the world. They have never managed to win any match against Pakistan except one ODI, which Pakistan gifted them to help them stay in international circuit. Guys at least keep your feet on ground, you guys are still minnows and going to stay like this for the next 2-3 decades, at least. If Pak players are not going to go into your BPL as they did last year, then who is going to go there or watch those matches???

Posted by rhk89 on (December 14, 2012, 16:38 GMT)

Hmmmm......sensing the cleverness of BCB...with the ill fated BPL approaching and in order to sign Pakistani players BCB is going for this offer of touring PAk.........hope PCB understands it and acts as BCB deserves

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 16:38 GMT)

Bangladesh should tour to PAk,its good for Pak as well as Ban, too.Ban need to improves his team performance and its only done when Ban. plays with good team .Ban have depressing statistics in test. so they do not refuse the tour .paly as much cricket as u can get .

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 16:37 GMT)

with due respect to Bangladeshis, it was Pakistan who try to learn u cricket, it was pak who help u for test status(although u still didnt deserve), it was pak who made ur low class league a hit by sending his players, it was pak who made help to bcome mustafa kamal for icc chairman, so what if u tour to pak??? now its ur time to pay back to pak. ur own power in cricket disclosed when you made written deal with pak to tour by helping chairmanship in icc to bangladesh. and its owner for u to play with asian champion otherwise ur status is to play with ireland, zimbabwe, afghanistan and namimbia :P

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 16:37 GMT)

if BD doesn't tour, PK won't release players for BPL. BD ditched PK last year after PK nominated their chief for some role in ICC with the written commitment for BD to tour PK. Pakistan is not granting NOC to players for next year BPL unless BD visit Paksitan.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 16:34 GMT)

As a Bangladeshi Cricket Fan, I would say that Bangladesh should go for this tour. Bangladesh shouldn't involve any "Dirty Politics" that want Pakistani cricket isolated. Bangladesh need Pakistan help to improve their Cricket. Its our Duty to stand behind Pakistani Cricket because that way Pakistan Cricket keep flying. Bangladesh cricket needs help from India and Sri Lank.......so we shouldn't involve any politics. We should show our "Sprit" to Pakistani Cricket and that will help Pakistan cricket a lot. We want to see Pakistan Cricket Flying for the interest of Cricket World. Our Cricket Sprit can defeat the so called "Terror threat". So Bangladesh should go ahead with this tour.

Posted by marlboro19 on (December 14, 2012, 16:34 GMT)

One reason they should go is they WERE pakistan as early as 1970 :)

Posted by BoonBoom on (December 14, 2012, 16:28 GMT)

There is no point inviting mediocre and sub-standard teams like Bangladesh. @ The Rising Team: I agree your team is busy... very busy... in getting thrased by all other countries in almost every format of the game. Trust me Pakistan is inviting you just to test the security so that other teams could be invited later. As far as results are concerned, we all know the outcome regardless matches are played in Pakistan, UAE or elsewhere!!

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 16:21 GMT)

Haha, BCB wants to lure Pakistani players in to make BPL successful . Sad , I am Bangladeshi , and also sad that where India can not cope playing too much , Bangladesh do not even get a chance to play with foreign teams . The FTP has to be balanced giving every team equal opportunities .

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 16:21 GMT)

Pakistan condition is as safe as other South Asian country, if bangladesh wont tour they would suffer(cricket standard is going low and low) nothing to lose for Pakistan.

Posted by Abdul1854 on (December 14, 2012, 16:14 GMT)

Afghanistan shall be given a chance in this tour or perhaps make it a tri-series as Pak, Bang & AFG.

Posted by Silver-Surfer on (December 14, 2012, 16:09 GMT)

Perhaps better to get a club team to visit Pakistan. At least they will play more exciting cricket than Bangladesh. But if the tour is confirmed, they should play the Pakistani school teams......now that will be an evenly matched contest!

Posted by S.Alis on (December 14, 2012, 15:56 GMT)

Well. Those are some harsh few comments from BD fans and probably more to come. It's like world has stopped working in Pakistan since SL team was attacked. Yeah. That was lack of security but incidents like that happen in all around the world even if they're not exactly related to cricket. It's seems useless to say more because thinking's are already so negative.

Though i think with proper security everything can get through and this is the chance for someone to help Pakistan. If BD is not going to take credit. fine. Hopefully some other team will soon in the near future. It just matter of time and of-course it will be remembered by all Pakistanis.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 15:49 GMT)

I'd Rather wait a couple of more years and play a legitimate team rather than wasting time and resources playing the bangladeshi team that nobody wants to watch. Like always its going to be a one side affair but maybe they can play against the B team and this way it would worth watching !!!

Posted by CharlesCrasto on (December 14, 2012, 15:46 GMT)

I am a Pakistani and I would love nothing more than to see the return of international cricket to Pakistan. But having said that, I really think we have a lot to do before the situation improves. I hope that day is not far when teams come voluntarily and don't have to be 'coerced'. God Bless my country. Peace to all everywhere.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 15:46 GMT)

seems like it's BCB turn ....PCB still hasn't issued NOC to any player to participate in BPL...everyone knew BPL will be flop without 20 pak players that's why BCB is now under pressure and desperate to tour pak..

Posted by shohag23 on (December 14, 2012, 15:44 GMT)

It's a part of politics and money.If Bangladesh refuse to visit Pakistan this time then the PCB won't issue NCO to their players for BPL.It's quite clear.

Posted by Sinhaya on (December 14, 2012, 15:41 GMT)

I love to see international cricket return to Pakistan asap. I feel so much for the cricket fans of Pakistan cos they seriously need cricket. At least confine 3 or 5 ODIs to Karachi and nowhere else in Pakistan. When Sri Lanka are due to tour Pakistan in Dec 2013 as per ICC FTP, may be play all tests, ODIs and T20s nowhere but Karachi.

Posted by PAKISTANiLive on (December 14, 2012, 15:41 GMT)

GOOD NEWS! If Bangladesh want to have Paki players in BPL, then they should do it!

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 15:39 GMT)

Its matter of time when bd need paki help pak help them but bd is cheater inrecent times world 11 and asian deaf like india iran and 2 other country visit pakistan. so why not bd If Bd not tour pak then BPL 2nd edtion id failed bcoz 20 pak olayer participate in BPL.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 15:37 GMT)

i want to request PCB please don't allow bangladesh to play with Pakistan,because bangladesh team is low standard and PCB should prohibited their player for playing the next month BPL

Posted by mazii on (December 14, 2012, 15:37 GMT)

I couldn't believe in my wildest dream that such a low class team like Bangladesh don't want to come to Pakistan. Pakistan taught them how to play cricket and now when Pakistan are in disarray, even Bangladesh don't want to tour Pakistan. I think it's a legitimate reason of not touring Pakistan over security concerns, but after giving all the assurances regarding stringent security measures Bangladesh don't want to tour Pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 15:36 GMT)

yes BCB please dont send your team for a short tour...Pakistan will once again whitewash them and their excuse will be "we couldn't focus because of security reasons"...Pakistan in Feb will be touring SA for 3 tests and 5 odis...I suggest that PCB let it players have a bit of a rest before such an important tour...no need to play a low ranked third grade team like Bangladesh

Posted by irfankiani on (December 14, 2012, 15:27 GMT)

I donn,t Know If bangladesh don,t satisfy with pakistan security than why they ask for tour again and again. My request from pcb enough is enough don,t to allow them to come in our country as well as bycott their Bpl and invite any other team of their level like zimbabwe,ireland etc.cricinfo please pulish

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 15:21 GMT)

it took us 12 years to win an ODI Serioes against a full strength team..if anything goes wrong, who will take care of the responsibility? How and since when it became our headache to tour Pakistan? May be - Mustafa Kamal need to answer this situation as he must have had something to do with it....he definitely had a deal with someone in PCB to allow him for the position he currently holds...may be it is safe in Pakistan...but why does Bangladesh has to be the Scapegoat???

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 15:18 GMT)

please bangladesh do not come to pakistan. it will not help us to play cricket here . if it was other teams i will prefer but not bangladesh. so boring cricket with them

Posted by ysatti on (December 14, 2012, 15:17 GMT)

Pakistan is one of the greatest cricket team. I am sure one day sooner or earlier Cricket is coming back into Pakistan. Once it done then Bangladesh won't have any chance to play a series in Pakistan, except Asia cup or any other International Tournament. Being a Pakistani I will never enjoy watching cricket match between Pakistan and Bangladesh, as it always one sided.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 15:17 GMT)

because bangladesh has 4 months break in their international cricket calender and now they have come with this idea.... the ball is in our courts go for full series pcb!!! or else say we are better not playing with those who cannot fulfill their words

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 15:14 GMT)

It's quite funny and sad as well that all these bengali and indian are commenting for bangladesh to not go without knowing ground reality. Pakistan is providing president level security. That's not done anywhere in the world for a cricket team. Secondly, in new you only hear bad things about Pakistan which is media's fault too. I'm not saying this because I'm a Pakistani but for the sake of Cricket..

Posted by Sadequl on (December 14, 2012, 15:13 GMT)

TY Isam for the fetter & was wondering why Cricinfo was a bit late of this article though. Anyway already read it in newspaper too & if it happens then it would be helpful for the both the countries no doubt in different aspect but we do need to re-consider the security issues & announcement about ICC match officials for the sake of our own team too. This sort of bilateral series would be a handy for these regions to spread cricket among the young boys in our countries. Also it will have positive effect on our boys performance in abroad too & teams tour schedule would be more positive when it is necessary. What ever the out come might be, we would like to see all formats in the tour to make it highly effective for our boys to gain some real experience from it rather then only short formats in future.

Posted by SapnerJadukar on (December 14, 2012, 14:53 GMT)

Pakistan is a top class team..playing with them are always welcome for BD. But at the current circumstances security is a matter of concern. If Pakistan management guarantee proper security we should tour them. Good luck team BD.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 14:51 GMT)

Tour should be bilateral...pakistan should also tour our country next year...for 3 tests n 5 ODIs n 2 T20s...they should at least try...

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 14:46 GMT)

As a Bangladeshi i dont want to see my team in Pakistan because of security reason and only if they are commuted to Pakistan cricked board, must keep their words and proceed the tour. There were none other issue except security, I would love to see PK players come to BD and play as well BD goes to PK to play but the world must understand the reality. It wont chunk of suit to see sakib or Taim got shoot in Pakistan. So make the trip as short as possible.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 14:45 GMT)

Slowly but at the end in shal llah a short tour is going to be helded between Bangladesh and Pakistan .I hope both the team will exibit a great exibition of play so that crowd will remember this for ever .That will be the gateway for Pakistani cricket fan.I hope more matches are coming for the Pakistani fans .Best of luck to Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 14, 2012, 14:38 GMT)

Why would BCB be in talks with playing Pakistan in Pakistan? according to the FTP, this series was supposed to be held in UAE not Pakistan. Its Pakistan who are desperately asking Bangladesh to tour their country for a short series not Bangladesh we don't care as we're already busy.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (December 14, 2012, 14:33 GMT)

Again :O Oh Dear!!! I want cricket to get back to Pakistan but can they really prove that it is safe to play there just by arranging a ODI & T20 against BD (According to newspaper). I hope if they go there they play atleast a proper ODI series

Posted by The_Ashes on (December 14, 2012, 14:28 GMT)

Bangladesh please don't agree with this series Bangladesh are busy anyway with domestic franchises coming up and tours to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in the early part of the new year. Teams like Ireland and Zimbabwe need plenty of Cricket maybe Pakistan should ask them.

Posted by abcdef_12345 on (December 14, 2012, 14:26 GMT)

If foreign stuffs of BD do not go, why BD players? I do not understand why PCB are forcing when Malala was shot only a few days back.What if Taleban launch a rocket fire? Then security would do nothing.Everything in Pakistan is safe except cricket because it is under special eye.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 14, 2012, 14:25 GMT)

I prefer if Bangladesh avoid this tour but I'm glad this report mentions that its upto the players and staff whether they want to go. Shakib is injured, Tamim is off to New Zealand so even if it does happen, the two teams should give their youngsters ago otherwise Pakistan will probably win this comfortably but I prefer if this tour doesn't happen as there are security issues.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 14, 2012, 14:20 GMT)

No don't go! don't understand why Bangladesh has to and the other teams don't, its not our problem that Pakistan are unable to host Cricket Internationally at the moment.

Posted by   on (December 14, 2012, 14:17 GMT)

Pakistan has always stood by Bangladesh and now Bangladesh should do the same. If some Bangladesh players do not want to go then Pakistan should refuse to play them anywhere else and only play against the players that agree to tour Pakistan. Bangladesh made a written promise and should honour it. If the security is satisfactory then why should players not agree to tour. I think this is BCB's excuse to again boycott the so called tour because they don't wanna look bad and in retrospect blame their players for not doing so. SHAMBLES

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