Bangladesh news December 31, 2012

Bangladesh's proposed tour to Pakistan put on hold


Bangladesh will only tour Pakistan if the security situation in the country improves, BCB chief Nazmul Hassan has said. Hassan, who addressed a press conference in Dhaka on Monday, was noncommittal on the issue, not saying 'yes' or 'no' to the proposed tour, but made it clear in various ways that the January visit is ruled out for the moment.

"The ICC minutes have it that we have made an unconditional commitment to tour Pakistan. But there is concern among us about the country's security situation, it has deteriorated. We don't think it will be wise to visit Pakistan at this time," Hassan said. "We have sent them [the PCB] a letter three days ago, telling them of our stance. We will again contact them when their security situation improves. And we will go in the future, because we are committed to go there."

Two months ago, Hassan had said that the BCB - without mentioning who in particular - had committed to tour Pakistan in an ICC meeting. But concerns remained in Bangladesh, and it was learnt that the players wanted full-proof security guarantees from all parties before heading to play the series.

However, the PCB has begun its preparations for an impending tour. It has already placed a tender in one of Pakistan's top newspapers, Daily Jang, inviting sponsorship bids for a series title sponsor, two co-sponsors and in-stadia advertising rights for two international matches (one ODI and one T20). The PCB has also moved the domestic first-class Quaid-e-Azam matches, scheduled between January 7 and 22 away from the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore to accommodate the proposed matches against Bangladesh.

Hassan's comments came at an "exchange of views" programme on Monday, which the BCB had arranged to discuss some of the issues in Bangladesh cricket with the media. Hassan said the BCB was aware that putting the tour on hold could sour relations with the PCB. "It isn't an easy decision for us. If we say we want to go, many people in the country will be hurt. If we don't go, there will be repercussions," he said. "We know the consequences, they may not want to send their players to the Bangladesh Premier League and our Dhaka leagues. They will probably not want to help us or support us."

The PCB had used the upcoming BPL as a bargaining chip ahead of the T20 league's player auction on December 20: the Pakistan board had not handed out No-Objection Certificates to their players to play in the tournament, the understanding being they were waiting for an official announcement from the BCB, confirming that the proposed tour would go ahead.

Several Pakistan players were however bought at the auction. The prominent ones among them included Umar Gul, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Sami, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Imran Nazir and Wahab Riaz, whose participation in the tournament is now unclear.

The PCB and BCB have for some time now been discussing a short tour of Pakistan that would mark the return of top-flight international cricket to the country for the first time since the March 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore. A window had been created by the PCB to accommodate an ODI and T20 between January 10 and 15 ahead of the BPL, which starts from January 17. That window will now be missed.

The BCB have a 'written commitment' to tour Pakistan and, earlier this month, Hassan had said that they were in the second phase of talks with the PCB about going ahead with the tour, as the first phase that dealt with security issues had been completed satisfactory.

However, on December 22, Hassan said the tour was still unconfirmed, as the BCB was awaiting a security assessment to be conducted by the ICC.

Bangladesh was all set to tour Pakistan in April 2012 after a deal had been cut between the two boards, by which the PCB would back the BCB president Mustafa Kamal as the nominee for the ICC vice-presidency and Bangladesh would tour Pakistan in 2012. However, the tour was postponed after a Dhaka court order embargoed the series. At the time, the ICC had introduced a special dispensation by which bilateral series can take place even if the ruling body determined it unsafe to appoint its officials for the series. As per the dispensation, such series could be manned by "non-neutral match officials".

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • Warm_Coffee on January 3, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    Pakistan don't deserve to hold International Cricket and instead of blaming others blame yourselves because us Bangla fans are not really bothered whether Pakistan holds matches again or not to be honest, no team is and when did Australia last tour Pakistan? 1998 :D

  • JB34 on January 3, 2013, 16:35 GMT

    It is not a question of security. An invitation eleven consisting of renowned international cricketers recently played several matches in Pakistan. Several international sports teams (hockey, cycling, football, etc.) have visited Pakistan without any issues. Pakistan is the sixth largest country in the world with ore than 180 million people. So even if any incident happens in one part of the country, it has no impact on the rest of the country. In any case, there is no country in the world that is completely safe anymore.

    The attack on Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 was a rare incident and the culprits have been caught and punished. Security plans have been modified to prevent any such incident happening in future. So citing security as reason not to visit is not correct as nothing has changed in last three weeks when BCB announced the visit.

    However, Bangladesh has a right to visit whichever country it wants and Pakistan has a right to disallow its players from playing in BPL.

  • SaadSyed1981 on January 3, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    While I can understand Bangladesh's security concerns, I think Pakistan should withold players from the BPL. If for no better reason than simple economics - PCB has already sought sponsorship & taken on expenses to arrange the tour..this sort of "open ended" postponement will presumably make it significantly more difficult for them to secure sponsorships in the future. Witholding NOC's for Pakistani players to participate in the BPL seems like a legitimate and understandable recourse.

  • AzAb12754 on January 2, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    Pakistan fans are missing the point, instead of blaming Bangladesh team, players and backrroom staff i.e. coaches etc please blame the people running Bangladesh Cricket the BCB because it them that's involved in that mess. You are aware that our players have families and I would hate for anything unfortunate to happen to them. I think that new ICC Vice President Mustafa Kamal needs to come out and speak because it was him that was satisfied with the security arrangements and made a promise.

  • Tokai69 on January 2, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    The reason BCB is changing their stands to tour PAK is simply they are working hard to believe the security is good enough to conduct a tour. The situation is getting worse when PCB rushing with the tour dates. Theoretically, BCB has signed an agreement and they believe they should visit PAK sooner than later. If BCB had any prejudice that PAK is not safe at all, they should have firm in their decision. Believing the situation might change any month, and agree to a future date. When the date approaches closer and closer, and the situation get bad to worse, the pressure mounts against the tour inside the country, left them with only one choice to pick.

  • Sadequl on January 2, 2013, 8:18 GMT

    Ty @ Gypsy Guru for giving the link for the Pak fans to realize what is going on there now cause by looking at the comments on this topics it seems they are sleeping or either they are day dreaming which is not letting them to know what security status in Pakistan now.

  • gnanzcupid on January 2, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    Pak fans must understand that just because a wrongful commitment was made by some bangla officials,the lives of the members of the team and support staff cant be taken for a ride. Those who made the deal will sit comfortably in airconditioned room and watch the match. Its the bangla players whom i feel sorry for. I too feel that pak is the most dangerous place in the world to play cricket. Just because few matches with a bunch of players out of contention in their teams, will not imply that pak is a safe place. Whatever the deal is between you two countries,i want only cricket to be played on ground and not any sort of blood sheds should happen.

  • Solid_Snake on January 2, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    @Rafi->You are crazy lol..Just go & seek out the records..Pak record against India is far betterwhen comparing head to head..I guess you watch only World Cup matches..Try to come out of the well lol then you'll know the records & the truth

  • S-Matrix on January 2, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    @Solid_Snake: Correct - security status has not changed from the last time BCB pondered the tour. In fact, it might not have improved from February 2009, when the Sri Lankan bus was attacked. This factor highlights the overwhelming concern.

    Yet, it was distasteful of BCB to back out of a written commitment. Then again, which subcontinental board is not the subject of criticism?

  • VivtheGreatest on January 2, 2013, 6:34 GMT

    Sensible decision by the BCB. I mean really who in their right minds would agree to tour Pakistan? I think all the Pakistanis who are complaining here better accept the fact that their country is not a place where anyone would even want to send their mothers-in-law to nowadays!!

  • Warm_Coffee on January 3, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    Pakistan don't deserve to hold International Cricket and instead of blaming others blame yourselves because us Bangla fans are not really bothered whether Pakistan holds matches again or not to be honest, no team is and when did Australia last tour Pakistan? 1998 :D

  • JB34 on January 3, 2013, 16:35 GMT

    It is not a question of security. An invitation eleven consisting of renowned international cricketers recently played several matches in Pakistan. Several international sports teams (hockey, cycling, football, etc.) have visited Pakistan without any issues. Pakistan is the sixth largest country in the world with ore than 180 million people. So even if any incident happens in one part of the country, it has no impact on the rest of the country. In any case, there is no country in the world that is completely safe anymore.

    The attack on Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 was a rare incident and the culprits have been caught and punished. Security plans have been modified to prevent any such incident happening in future. So citing security as reason not to visit is not correct as nothing has changed in last three weeks when BCB announced the visit.

    However, Bangladesh has a right to visit whichever country it wants and Pakistan has a right to disallow its players from playing in BPL.

  • SaadSyed1981 on January 3, 2013, 16:07 GMT

    While I can understand Bangladesh's security concerns, I think Pakistan should withold players from the BPL. If for no better reason than simple economics - PCB has already sought sponsorship & taken on expenses to arrange the tour..this sort of "open ended" postponement will presumably make it significantly more difficult for them to secure sponsorships in the future. Witholding NOC's for Pakistani players to participate in the BPL seems like a legitimate and understandable recourse.

  • AzAb12754 on January 2, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    Pakistan fans are missing the point, instead of blaming Bangladesh team, players and backrroom staff i.e. coaches etc please blame the people running Bangladesh Cricket the BCB because it them that's involved in that mess. You are aware that our players have families and I would hate for anything unfortunate to happen to them. I think that new ICC Vice President Mustafa Kamal needs to come out and speak because it was him that was satisfied with the security arrangements and made a promise.

  • Tokai69 on January 2, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    The reason BCB is changing their stands to tour PAK is simply they are working hard to believe the security is good enough to conduct a tour. The situation is getting worse when PCB rushing with the tour dates. Theoretically, BCB has signed an agreement and they believe they should visit PAK sooner than later. If BCB had any prejudice that PAK is not safe at all, they should have firm in their decision. Believing the situation might change any month, and agree to a future date. When the date approaches closer and closer, and the situation get bad to worse, the pressure mounts against the tour inside the country, left them with only one choice to pick.

  • Sadequl on January 2, 2013, 8:18 GMT

    Ty @ Gypsy Guru for giving the link for the Pak fans to realize what is going on there now cause by looking at the comments on this topics it seems they are sleeping or either they are day dreaming which is not letting them to know what security status in Pakistan now.

  • gnanzcupid on January 2, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    Pak fans must understand that just because a wrongful commitment was made by some bangla officials,the lives of the members of the team and support staff cant be taken for a ride. Those who made the deal will sit comfortably in airconditioned room and watch the match. Its the bangla players whom i feel sorry for. I too feel that pak is the most dangerous place in the world to play cricket. Just because few matches with a bunch of players out of contention in their teams, will not imply that pak is a safe place. Whatever the deal is between you two countries,i want only cricket to be played on ground and not any sort of blood sheds should happen.

  • Solid_Snake on January 2, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    @Rafi->You are crazy lol..Just go & seek out the records..Pak record against India is far betterwhen comparing head to head..I guess you watch only World Cup matches..Try to come out of the well lol then you'll know the records & the truth

  • S-Matrix on January 2, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    @Solid_Snake: Correct - security status has not changed from the last time BCB pondered the tour. In fact, it might not have improved from February 2009, when the Sri Lankan bus was attacked. This factor highlights the overwhelming concern.

    Yet, it was distasteful of BCB to back out of a written commitment. Then again, which subcontinental board is not the subject of criticism?

  • VivtheGreatest on January 2, 2013, 6:34 GMT

    Sensible decision by the BCB. I mean really who in their right minds would agree to tour Pakistan? I think all the Pakistanis who are complaining here better accept the fact that their country is not a place where anyone would even want to send their mothers-in-law to nowadays!!

  • Solid_Snake on January 2, 2013, 5:38 GMT

    @ khurdum->& you my man still are living in 71.. This is a cricketing forum not your politics.So stick with cricket only.. You are pointing finger on our mentality,lol first go & ask your BCB to stop trolling.. A board filled with bunch of liars who first do a commitment & then suddenly back off..Security of Pakwas the same from the time BCB agreed to come here till today.So no change in it

  • on January 2, 2013, 5:36 GMT

    @Pakistan fans, I sympathise with you ppl being a Bangladeshi....It has been a little unjust on u ppl that cricket has not returned to ur country for nearly 4 years. Actually, Mr. Kamal is to be blamed for all this. His dream of being ICC president cost us the good with Pakistan. We Bangladeshis always hope that Pak will be a safe place, but the situation isn't good enough as yet. I am shocked 2 find that sm Pkistanis are terming Bangladesh as 3rd class teams. We have defeated West Indies thrice, India and Sri lanka once each and almost defeated pak twice, all in 2012, where we played just 9 ODI's. We have fought neck to neck wid Pakistanis in Asia Cup final, so I hope Pakistan fans will be more reasonable. That said, BCB should not have made a commitment which they know they can't fulfill.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on January 2, 2013, 5:33 GMT

    @ Atiq Butt: U should study history 4m neutral sources mate.

  • Ponsh on January 2, 2013, 5:07 GMT

    The political climate is very tense in Pakistan(PK) right now. There has been growing anger at US drone strikes. Negotiations between PK Army and Taliban, (to some a potential game-changer on a political level) are currently continuing. And, the very high threat of terror attacks remains (as was sadly the illustration just a few days in which 42 people lost their lives). There are far more important things going on in PK than a publicity-seeking PCB cares to consider.

    Yet, the BCB are imprudent as ever. If committing in the first place was a poor decision, then continuing to give the PCB hope was sheer farcicality and it must be said, cowardly if never intending to tour PK in the first place. It is in neither Cricket Boards' interest to alienate the other. BCB offered to help PCB but then retracted that offer. Leave it at that.

  • S-Matrix on January 2, 2013, 4:49 GMT

    @Satan-In-Game: On the contrary, the opinions are different elsewhere. Take a look at the corresponding article at, where the reader opinions mostly acknowledge the safety concern, as depicted by your anecdote. I cannot ascertain whether the majority of those readers live in Pakistan, but it is a larger source of perspectives for sure.

    However, my post was not to address the safety concern, but to delineate the gratitude issue that was brought up multiple times. BCB administrators are certainly not all unworthy of criticism (like the other sub-continental cricket administrators) and withdrawing from a written commitment was distasteful, but yet BD have repaid PAK well through the course of the last decade, if not in the immediate past. In addition to the 2003 tour, they provided support to Ehsan Mani soon afterwards. A quick look shows that PAK's contribution to BD amounts to about as much (important: BPL players are paid too heavily to be considered as doing favours).

  • TheBlackMonk on January 2, 2013, 3:35 GMT

    @ S-Matrix: Thanks for your memory refreshing info, however it still won't matter to Pak I reckon. Anyway, saw the twitter status of Time Personality Malala stating how gutted she's as BD cancelled tour in PK, believe it or not, even after taking a bullet in her head or could be concussion talk! Also, in a talk show, a BD architect told he pulled out his whole delegates in before an international conference held in Pakistan however he and couple of others visited there as committed. Later, he was toured in the house of governor of Punjab and the governor informed him he doesn't stay there because he doesn't feel secure in there while he was also gutted on the architect when he came to know that he didn't bring his full team in PK. And guess what, the governor actually died in the very next week by his own bodyguard!

  • dilscoop_uk on January 2, 2013, 3:14 GMT

    In 80's there use to be a time when Pakistan use to invite/visit SL and Zimbabwe teams quite regularly to play Test series and ODIs. The idea offcourse was to create opportunities for the new Talent to enhance their game on international level. Playing more and more test series helped SL and Zimbabwe and after a few years both the teams became strong test playing nations. B D missed a Golden opportunity to play a few tests on foreign soil , I think this would have helped their players improve as a test Side. BD overall record since gaining the test status is bismal. Since 2000 Played 75 lost 65 .Draw 7 . Won 3 (1 against New Zimbabwe Team and 2 against Westindies during the time when all WI players boycott playing)

  • S-Matrix on January 2, 2013, 3:02 GMT


    Bangladesh have already helped restart cricket in Pakistan once. The NZ tour of PAK in 2002 (till date, the last tour by NZ of PAK) was cancelled midway when a powerful bomb exploded outside the hotel where the NZ team was lodged (one player, perhaps Cairns, was in the lobby at the moment of the explosion and recalled the thrust felt and maybe the glass shattering). The subsequent tours by AUS and WI were moved to UAE. Then BD visited PAK in 2003 to kick off an unusually long period of continuous cricket in PAK (2003 - 2008 Asia Cup), during which SA, ENG, IND, WI and SL visited (not NZ or AUS though).

    Not only did BD repay PAK's support for Test status on that occasion, they put up a very competitive show (just ask Rashid Latif) and won many local hearts. President Parvez Musharraf honoured players like Bashar, Rafique and Ashraful for their performances and acknowledged the role of the team in bringing back cricket to the land.

  • azirqusa on January 2, 2013, 1:11 GMT

    Dear Young PK Fans: You Would Understand the Public Sentiment of Bangladeshi Better .. IF .. You Read Their Struggle and sufferings in 1971. They Are Tigers; They are Most Tolerant but at the same time Just Avoiding Avoidable Risks.

  • Drop_Thunder on January 2, 2013, 0:33 GMT

    @ Warm_Coffee: Well said and thumbs up from an Aussie fan. Bad attitude shown by PaK Fans. If you guys are so superior why beg BD to tour PAK?? Why not try AUS or ENG?? Oh, I know why. Cause they are not interested. Cricket is not dependent on one Nation. South Africa was banned from international cricket for so long. Did the game die? No. So don't think it will die without PAK's contribution. By da way, I love PAK cricket team and gd luck to them.

  • Sattya-mebo-jayate on January 1, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    Bangladesh canceled their tour in Pakistan for reason of Pakistani Law enforcement matter . there are bad situation in pak . Bangladesh why should they loss their cricketers to send their cricketers ?? on the other hand, Bangladeshi situation is not bad as pakistan. so pakistani players should join in BPL .

  • samdanish on January 1, 2013, 19:13 GMT

    Never trust them again.. Its nearly 5th time they are changing the position.

  • on January 1, 2013, 17:29 GMT

    if safe....i think next year india will be first country to tour pakistan after 2009...

  • warneneverchuck on January 1, 2013, 16:53 GMT

    @ Shiraz . From Wher u got the data that IPL lost 40 % viewership. Nice joke. IPL don't depend on any particular country for it's survival. It was ther and will be ther without Pak players

  • aRahmanS29 on January 1, 2013, 16:42 GMT

    @Yasir Nawaz.. did u just said Bangladesh should be banned so that they can improve their performance?? i want u to wake up right now & get check out the wining performance of Bangladesh in ODI last year. stop dreaming!

  • on January 1, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    It's good for the cricket Pakistan. Bangladesh should get ban from international cricket to improve her cricket. They are just focusing on BPL but instead they should improve their structure and come back strong. until then ICC should ban BD Cricket.

  • shiraz210 on January 1, 2013, 15:35 GMT

    BD doing only drama and Pakistan should show his decency. i don't know why PCB and Zaka ashraf doing like this. if world think they can Isolate Pakistan cricket so they can't. PCB should wait for the time and time will come soon inshAllah. BD has forgetten how we helpped them to come in internetaion cricket. if they are giving space to our players in BPL so they knows the worth of our players. public wants to see Paki agrassive players live. IPL losed his 40% TRP from the 1st edition. now we are touring india and after RSA. Quaid e azam traphoy in january too and in march PPL. PCB should invest a heavy amont in PPL if they want international players in pakistan. thats it

  • on January 1, 2013, 15:15 GMT

    Normally no one should turn back of promise, but if BD wants to get out of contract then Pakistan must allow them as an elder brother. May be they have International pressure to Isolate Pakistan or some unknown reason. The cricket between Pak BD should help Bangladesh in some departments.But they are allowing divide and win policy in cricket so it is hard them to make them understand anything at this stage. Forgive them and carry on with 15 over matches rather than 20 over. And 35 over matches rather than 50 over so Pak players gets more aggressive in their approach

  • satti722 on January 1, 2013, 15:02 GMT

    come on everyone forget about fighting and look for future, hopes Pakistan to do good as they are doing ,Looking anxiously for tour of RSA a real test of Pakistani team, forget about giving practice to Benladesh team.

  • Warm_Coffee on January 1, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    Its best if we don't get involved into the matters of Pakistan and break away from them in Cricket and not play them anymore because they always keep using us no surprises. We are so kind to Pakistan as one of the only countries that was seriously considering touring Pakistan, allowing their players to play in our DPL, BPL etc to make lots of money and so on. Instead we should improve our domestic structure, help the associates and become a role model for the Cricketing World. Besides, Bangladesh are known to have passion and that's what Cricket needs. Pakistan fans, don't like us then why are you always talking about us especially in places like pakpassion etc? after all, we are minnows and minnows are a waste of time so please just move on and do what you need to do wish you well.

  • on January 1, 2013, 13:59 GMT

    @khurdum you are typical person who has no sense, before 71 there are a few cricketer played for Pakistan one of them is ex captain Asif iqbal who belongs to Bangladesh, why only a few played because no one has international standrds, even no one from your current team player deserve to play for pak, Pak won its 2nd test match and keep wining, why we apologise , most of the prime minister were from your side before 71, it was other factors who made us two countries, otherwise we were kind to you and still kind to you, even we support you for ICC president post, which technically and ethically you don't deserve, as you are failed to set you own domestic structure in 12 years, how can run the world's cricket, but we supported you, even you lie to us , if you don't want to visit Pak , deny at start not at the last date, this is what we are anger with you, have courge to speak truth, rather than palying duel game, we are hoping for best of you, but keep in mind try to make friend not los

  • Solid_Snake on January 1, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain->No i am not one of the worried..But i am the one who is pissed off due to the trolling of BCB..This Drama should be put up to an end. Me as a Pakistani dont want Bangladesh to visit here anymore. PS->Zaka Ashraf..For God sake stop this nonsense & start focusing on some domestic tournament instead of getting trolled by BCB..

  • MAN_AT_WORK on January 1, 2013, 13:47 GMT

    Pakistan never helped to improve Bangladeshi cricket so Paki supporters stop saying you help in Bangladeshi cricket ! Paki supporter should read ''Meet the only Bengali to have played for Pakistan'' source cricket info.

  • NAZMO-CRICKFANN on January 1, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    khurdum .. well i think the old folks home is calling. can u hear them

  • gnanzcupid on January 1, 2013, 13:40 GMT

    I would not say that bd took a wrong decision. I accept that at the end of the day,cricket should be the winner. Since cricket is relatively played by less countries every member nation should be supported. But not against the dear of death that cricket should be played. When the security is not under control and even the guards are killed in explosions how can pak expect a foreign team to visit them. I still feel pak is a highly dangerous country even to step in. Pak has to wait for few more years,atleast till next t20 world cup. If they rush like this,it is gonna be bad for them

  • Addu01 on January 1, 2013, 13:40 GMT

    AGREE WITH SHER KHAN...If Jaysuria and other players can visit Pak, play and safely enjoy shopping than why Bangladesh cant!!!

  • abser on January 1, 2013, 13:35 GMT

    Dear Pakistani brothers. Pakistan is healthy land for producing class cricketer. In this case we are very poor. If we lose one we can not fill that loss. So it's better for us save them.pleasetry tounderstand our problem.

  • Bilal.Riaz on January 1, 2013, 13:20 GMT

    Don't forget that Pakistan toured Srilanka regardless of many threats made at the time of Tamil Tigers. We toured India at the time of ShivSena even when he himself kept on threatening our cricketers on record. Are we the only men left among cricket playing nations? Little brothers don't make a commitment if you can't hold by what you say. If you guys were so scared of your players getting killed, why did you make a commitment on the first place?

  • on January 1, 2013, 13:01 GMT

    I'll say it again, Pakistan doesn't need to play in the BPL or the IPL or even the BBL (although experiencing Australian conditions could help improve a players overall game). The fact of the matter is, Pakistan is the world's most successful T20 team. It's players are rated right at the top, its overall stats show how ahead of the pack it is in every department of T20. It is a testament to the Pakistan Domestic T20 setup. It is the best in the world, and international players are missing out on playing with the best. If Jayasuriya and other big name players were able to successfully play a couple of games in Pak recently, shop freely, and survive just fine - then there is no excuse for other teams who are being guaranteed great security. We all know BD made this promise to play in Pak just so one of their men could become the next ICC president since one had to be picked from the subcontinent. That was the deal. The promise should have not been made. Bias is everywhere.

  • khurdum on January 1, 2013, 12:53 GMT

    The cat has come out of the bag now. Love for cricket and BD have evaporated with the decision of holding tour for the time being. Pakistani fans and their supporters have opened up fronts on various aspects which lack sporting spirit. All these people possibly forgotten about pakistani atrocities in 1971 and the didn't beg apology as yet. What is the reason for such aggression? What role paki plays to improve cricketers in BD. Mudassor Naajor was the worse captain and BD could never win a single match against anybody. Saki had been exception because he lives in England. From 1947 to 71, they behaved like big brothers with bossing and dominating attitudes. They are still behaving in the same manner forgetting that we are no longer under their clutches. MaskRider recommending for removal of BD from all formats of the cricket as if ICC will act on his will. Mentality of paki didn't change- there is no sign of improvement either. How many Bangalee played for pak national team b4 '71?

  • on January 1, 2013, 12:38 GMT

    Well sitution is same as previous--so Bangladesh shouldnt have promise first instance and than take u turn.Ok u dont want to come well but dont promise when u cant do.I have alos witnessed asia cup final where bangldesh tean played well but at the end pakistan tean palyed betwer than them so we win but ther cricket board just took the issue in asian cricket council which any body who knows the cricket rules must say that that was a against the true spirit of i am very much sure they are not going to come they just palying with PCB.but cricket still rock in pakistan and will rock

  • on January 1, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    I just don't get it. If Bangladesh is so concerned about the security situation then why agree to the Series in the first place. What sort of attention seeking behavior is it to agree to the Series and then to postpone it (to be cancelled) later?

  • on January 1, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    PCB lets start working on Pakistan T20 league.Thats the best way to bring international players to play in Pakistan. Last BPL most of the best performances were from Pakistani players , I wish Pakistani Players quit the league aswell and BPL will be a complete flop.

    The whole world knows Pakistan's contribution towards getting the TEST status for Bangladesh( which they still dont deserve). In return what BCB has done phase was satisfactory so whats the reason???

  • on January 1, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Enough said Pakistani fans we are not responsible to restore cricket in your country and fulfilling a promise risking life isn't necessary!we just made a mistake by even considering your offer we should have said no in the first place! some of you even saying you can bring top class teams in Pakistan to play you must be kidding me, some of you even saying you gone bring Srilanka in Pakistan well after 2009 attack in what mouth you gone ask them to go your country you didn't fulfill their promise! PCB saying they would have provided president level security well you couldn't protect your own president Benozir Butto, last month another minister died. if you ask me to believe your foul security i must think twice that's what BCB has done thank you BCB for listening to its people by not going to Pakistan. Going Pakistan and just to play cricket you asking me to watch the ball in one eye and bullet in another! Well after this event we saw one thing is the real face of Pakie fans!!

  • on January 1, 2013, 12:15 GMT

    Why should we suppose to help or support you, when you are not doing the same for us? I'll request the Pakistani fans not to loose heart,as good times will come INSHA'ALLAH...and then we'll tell all those who turned their backs... These actors will trigger much improved performances, as the Green Shirt are showing the World. Hope for the best!

  • on January 1, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    We are sorry to all Pakistani cricket fan that we didnt manage to come this time .we will soon come and play when we will think that it's safe to play.we are very concern and give priority our players security.They are our pride.We have nothing against pakistan.we always support good cricket.and always our prayers and good wishes with Pakistan.

  • Addu01 on January 1, 2013, 12:04 GMT

    @ The_Ashes: you make me laugh. Truly a loser would say "see 2-3 years" LOL. Bangladesh has lived on excuses enough. Honestly and seriously, it would be better for Bangladesh Cricket to play in Pakistan. If they don't want to play than it is Bangladesh who would lose the opportunity. As far as us Pakistan is concern we are a strong nation, with all what is happening our cricket is still improving. DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER EXCUSE? Pakistan cricket team was always at some standard from the time they started playing. Bangladesh will become better team, but not as good as Pakistan or India!!NEVER!!! I' m sorry but that is the truth and this truth is based on YEARS of history.

  • on January 1, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    i am a Pakistani and agree with the Bangladesh cricket board. Pakistan is not safe for any kind of sports. Bombs go off every day. Culprits of the 2009 incident are yet to be caught. Karachi , Lahore and Rawalpindi can easily be made safe if the government or army are serious in bringing peace to Pakistan.

  • ExtremeSpeed on January 1, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    This is serious, I strongly advise Bangladesh to let go of all ties from Pakistan and leave them be because they always bring trouble and we don't want our team to get involved in their affairs. Look at these Pakistan fans, blaming us for them not holding Cricket please go away and stay away from us and we wish you well and all that just don't get us involved thankyou.

  • The_Ashes on January 1, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    @Addu01 - All that effort to write a long speech great job! but action speaks louder than words and you will see from Bangladesh from now to the next 2-3 years just how far they have come. First sort out your country then ask teams to come :P :)

  • on January 1, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    @Addu01: Go and invite Afganistan in ur home for a 5 or 7 or even a non stop bilateral series.. now stop fussing and put ur head under cold water... u need cool therapy..

  • Sam2013 on January 1, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    BCB cant put their players in danger.....pak govt is failed to give security to his own citizens....its a busted state we can depend on them.? We should not risk our players for the betterment of pak cricket. The people of BD will not let it happen. Thanks BCB to realize the demand of BD people at last.

  • Addu01 on January 1, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    @The_Ashes: Why don't you agree that Bangladesh can NEVER be competent against Pakistan. It is nothing to do with board, it is all about Talent. You can train a player for 100 years but you can never produce players like WASEEM AKRAM, IMRAN KHAN, WAQAR YOUNIS, INZIMAM, JAVED MIANDAD, SHAOIB AKHTAR, MOHAMMAD YOUSUF, and manyyyyyy more. Do you any legendary player as yet who can be compared with any of them above? Answer is NO. Having said that, I wonder how Bangladesh have right to say NO to us. Don't they want to try playing Strong cricketing nations at their home? would it help them improve? so my Bangli friends its YOU who need us to improve your cricket, not us who need ya!!.....We are not playing cricket at home for long, still we are ASIAN CHAMPION and our cricket is on the rise no matter what. So all I want to say is that please dont forget who you are. I know its bitter, but that is the truth!!!!Pakistan Zindabad!!!

  • The_Ashes on January 1, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    ha! Pakistan fans cocky as usual. We gave you 2 dangerous games in the Asia Cup tell me what prevented you from thrashing us? we already own your youth teams so the future is clear times are changing! get use to it :P

  • The_Ashes on January 1, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    @Addu01 - What this? - hahahahahaha??? huh? stop twisting things between 1986 -1999, Bangladesh played less than 30 matches and were an associate team. Afghanistan have played 97% of the percent of matches against Canada, Kenya, Netherlands etc so hahahahahaha........

  • on January 1, 2013, 10:42 GMT

    its good that bangladesh is not touring Pakistan...the matches bore me to near death ...and it also true that there are security issues but bangladesh fans should know that you should keep your word...and should never promise something you cant carry out...and to all of you bangladesh fans , ok ,you have beaten the top teams 3-4 times but don't be over confident that no one can beat you now n all...i am sure when the reality will strike then you would have no where to hide teams get complacent against you sometimes but that does not mean you are unbeatable now...

  • Addu01 on January 1, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    In span of 1986-2012, Bangladesh ODI success rate is 28%...hahahahahaha..what a shame......Aghanistan's success rate from 2009-2012 is 49%....Ofcourse Pakistan has been a very successful cricket team and I don't know who gave Bangladesh this right to even say NO to us. It is like Brazil hear no from Bangladesh in football. I believe Bangladesh is scared of yet another humiliating series for them..hahaha....GO GREEN GO!!!!

  • waderay on January 1, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    I think PCB or anyone else should not feel so bad about BCB decision as this not something new from Bangladesh. Thy said yes the 1st time to make sure that PCB support th nomination of BCB for ICC president nomination and again the did to make sue that BPL auction goes on smoothly, and they will do it again this is how they are made up, to cheat for their benefit. And please do not remind them of any good that PCB did with them, they are thankless people can do anything for their benefit. I respect the BAN fans reaction to all this but they really don't know the whole truth. I suggest PCB should forget about BCB and I'm sure there will be times when BCB will come down to their knees.

  • on January 1, 2013, 10:21 GMT

    Jhuley_Lal : Are u nuts? "It all boils down to integrity and judgment of Bangladesh Cricket Board." If they had any BD would have visited Pakistan long time ago. It was just a false promise to get Mustafa Kamal elected. Seriously guys........... why we wand BD in Pakistan? to have cricket? well any domestic team can perform better than BD... We want them here to show to the world that we can manage security of visiting teams. We squandered our chance with Siri Lanka and now are in a position where the lowest of the low in test cricket refuse to visit us.

  • on January 1, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    100% correct decision.situation in pakistan not improving rather going worse.

  • Jhuley_Lal on January 1, 2013, 9:36 GMT

    The issue here isnt about Pakistan's situation. Even we are aware of the fact n the security situation.The issue is Bangladesh Cricket board's hypocritical , incoherent messages and mix signals.They have agreed three times ( YES 3 Times) and each time have backed away from keeping their promises. It all boils down to integrity and judgment of Bangladesh Cricket Board.If they have issues with touring , they need to muster some courage and inform PCB about it the moment they are asked about it , Like other cricketing nations have. Last but not the least, Cricket in Pakistan has survived against all the odd and is doing reasonably well. We are still considered by many one of the exciting and talent teams in world cricket.

  • TheRisingTeam on January 1, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    The amount of Pakistan fans that are angry and upset is very funny I thought you guys didn't want Bangladesh to tour thanks for secretly rating a bit highly really appreciate guys. Bangladesh average age 24, Pakistan average 33 the future is clear plus we hold series and tournaments unlike you guys the future is clear but you will know what I'm talking about starting from this day. When was the last time i.e. Australia toured Pakistan? thought so good luck ;)"

  • on January 1, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    Solid_Snake..."I hope your Cricket goes down below & disappears from the cricketing world" - you aren't one of these worried fans are you? :) but good luck though Cricket is a sport in which every country has a right to play not too the selected few no wonder the sport is disliked by 'most' of the world. Don't blame us the BCB trolled the PCB for so long :) Cricket in Pakistan will never return not even holding any world tournaments anytime soon :D

  • Samudro2106 on January 1, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    The tour is on hold now and the BCB is bound to go to the 'secure' place at some time just because of the thoughtless committment given by the 'gentleman' AHM Kamal. I agreeBCB did wrong in some way but the security condition there have worsened & it's not safe now for our players to go let alone play. But talking about fairness, is PCB right always ?? They host games against bigger teams in UAE, but they don't agree to do so with Bangladesh, now what sort of fairness is this ?? And if PCB wants to end ties with BCB,then, hats off to them , forget about Int. Cricket in Pakistan because other cricketing nation don't have AHM Kamal as we used to have.

  • cricketcrazyyy on January 1, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    BCB has taken 100% right decision. Risking the life of the whole team is not a good idea. The decision was very simple to take. Thanks to the BCB president for not only his right but brave decision.

  • on January 1, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    @Sharjeel77...Funny you talk about no crowd attendances and maybe BUT if your remember the series between i.e. West Indies-New Zealand, New Zealand-South Africa, Sri Lanka-New Zealand, 1st test match between Australia-South Africa at Gabba and most of India-England test matches, it had hardly any crowd or lack of crowd in large sections but the point is, nobody wants to tour Pakistan :)

  • Solid_Snake on January 1, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    What could happen if something shows up..Nothing would change.. A minnow would still be a Minnow.If a player or 2 gets shot,still team would be having no effect at all:P

  • Solid_Snake on January 1, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    Lol @ all BD fans... First you an end to your drama 'Yes No Yes No' We are sick & tired of your drama.Just clearly say it already that we will not come.What is the meaning of 'On Hold' lol BD surely knows how to make out drama out of such things.. We Pakistan should treat you like BCCI..When was the last time BD was invited on a tour of India?Hahaha I was never ever in favor of our PCB to invite BD here..Don't know what was our chairman thinking.Just get over with..We dont have time to deal with these BD fans..We dont need you here.I hope your Cricket goes down below & disappears from the cricketing world

  • tickcric on January 1, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    Calculated move Mr. Mustafa Kamal! So what if it means ditching Pakistan and risking Bangladesh cricket's well being. You got to be the Vice President of the ICC after all. Lets hope the ICC headquarters in Dubai does not get too 'hot' to handle for you!

  • Sharjeel77 on January 1, 2013, 8:49 GMT

    Even if the BCB dare to go against the wishes of BCCI and let the Bangladesh cricket team tour Pakistan, it won't make much difference to International cricket in Pakistan as there will be hardly anyone in the ground to watch the game. I agree with some of the comments that Pakistan must try and make the home conditions better and try and get some proper crowd pulling nations to tour Pakistan and not waste their energy on Bangladesh. Also have the Pakistani players been paid as yet for last year's BPL?!

  • on January 1, 2013, 8:45 GMT

    rational decision, but delayed...

  • on January 1, 2013, 8:41 GMT

    It's a slap-up decision. Pakistan isn't secure due to some concurrent incidents. Everyday bomb assault terrorizes, even a chief minister already dead ! Pakistan can not afford minimum security to their countrymen, how could they give feedback to others ? If situation changes, BD may rethink. I guess it's impossible to change.

    Some guys from Pakistan are talking about ability of playing cricket of Bangladesh. You know we are doing well, Pakistan isn't in our safelist! ;)

  • abser on January 1, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    Many Pakistani and pro Pakistani bangali criticizing Bangladeshi team quality and strength while bccb refused to visiting belly of death. Are they do not know quality of Bangladesh team before forcing them for coming? Is they can answer why other all team not coming in Pakistan. Even Zimbabwe West Indies denied . is their ranking is higher then bangladesh?

  • on January 1, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    This is the second time that BCB is insulting Pakistan Govt. As our govt. has already provided security equal to Pakistan president. Now its time to say good bye BCB for ever play in pakistan.

  • on January 1, 2013, 8:24 GMT

    That's the concern. Their educated people use to talk in these ways. What will you expect from the rest? Wait for any team to come until you deserve.

  • on January 1, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    It does not bother me that team like Bangladesh will not visit Pakistan. Bangladesh and Indian fans i agree situation here is not good enough for any team to visit Pakistan, and we are in no rush. We should respect Bangladesh Cricket Boards decision to put tour on hold. Do you seriously think a tour of Bangladesh will help bring back cricket to Pakistan. I would prefer a match between Pakistan green and Pakistan blues.

  • on January 1, 2013, 7:54 GMT

    wow the team which learn cricket from Pakistan and a nation who got attitude and Manners from pakistan is been refusing to come pakistan,its quite astonishing for me and other my country fallow,dear pakistan is safe country do check Faisal Bank t20 cup which held in decmber and look crowd availbilty,BCB need to be steer clear from any other board support in this refusel becz very soon time will come when PCB will not allow the BD cricket team to play in Pakistan,So its my Message to BD cricket Board and their nation take decision according to your position in world cricket now,more you play against PAK more u will learn.

  • on January 1, 2013, 7:35 GMT

    Pakistan should try for a more strong competitor like Australia/England/South Africa, They should bow down to those guys and beg them to come to Pakistan. Yeah, that could actually work. If we Bangladeshis have a third grade team, then stop begging at our doors and stop complaining, first grow up and improve the situation in your own country. Just let us know how many days have passed since the last major attack in Pakistan? We Bangladeshis love our cricket team and it's players, no matter how bad or better they perform. Stop acting like nothing happened. I will say it again start improving the situation, then even Australia will arrange a tour to your country, but not before that.

  • abser on January 1, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    Hashib you are Bangladeshi. How you think like Pakistani? Your comments also reaction of many Pakistani supporters is not logical. While maximum Pakistani player staying abroad in fear of death then why Pakistani cricket board pressing Bangladesh for visiting Pakistan? Many Pakistani is commenting quality or strength of Bangladeshi team. If they want to play against better strong team they should press them to come in Pakistan instead of playing in Dubai. Blood of srilonkan player not dried yet. What action Pakistan was taken when newzeland team leave from hotel corridors instead of going in stadium?

  • claverindiancricketfan on January 1, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    I am mad at some of the comments posted by bangla fans what has BCCI have to do in bcb canceling the tour Grow up And if its true its more shameful for u ppl bcos u r saying bcb is puppet dancing on bcci tunes Besides as indian cricket fan we want strong pak team and we want to see cricket in pakistan

  • on January 1, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    all Pakistanis should not participate in BPL.

  • AllahKeBande on January 1, 2013, 7:06 GMT

    @hasib9: It has nothing to do with BCCI, how could you play cricket in such conditions, its a very rational decision by BCB, and I request all the PAK fans not to bash BAN team and fans, please improve the situation in your country and trust me, the glory days will be back, very pity to see such a talented PAK team is not playing infront of their home crowd..good luck

  • on January 1, 2013, 7:04 GMT

    The tour should be on complete free will of both. PCB should respect BCB concerns and let them take their time. There is no point in rushing things and eventually getting into even deeper trouble. A tour in Jan 13 or a tour in Sep/Oct 13 will not look too different when we are in 2015 or something. It is important that Bangladeshis feel safe in Pakistan.

  • on January 1, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    @Anushka Sachith :: Thank you for your comprehensive reply thats why we love sri lanka too we know sri lanka supports us in cricket everywhare in the world & we also.

  • on January 1, 2013, 7:01 GMT

    i think instead of Bangladesh, PCB should invite Kenya or Zimbabwe because crowd will remain same, if that matters to bring international cricket to Pakistan only,

  • Solid_Snake on January 1, 2013, 6:55 GMT

    @Tanzia->I dont know how Cricinfo published your post. You should be ashamed yourself for commenting like that..Rather than dreaming of Pakistan being split into many pieces,you should focus on cricket only.. Just feel sad after looking at the mentality of our neighbors.. PS->I hope your BD side stays like that forever..We don't need you here..Stay there where you think you are safe enough

  • on January 1, 2013, 6:07 GMT

    Bangladesh is not worthy of an opponents at all to Pakistan. In normal situation you may not get even 30% of the capacity crowd in Pakistan for their game. If bangla wants to wait for the situation to be risk free then news for BD fan is Pakistan in that situation will prefer not to play with them, like all the major teams today avoiding Bangladesh tour simply because no one wants a no contest series which is bad for cricket. So keep your 3rd grade team in your nest we are happy to see Pakistan playing outside the country as long as they are performing in top quality cricket.

  • FaisaLKarim on January 1, 2013, 5:50 GMT

    The agony to watch Bangladesh play their sub-par brand of cricket far outweighs the benefits of bringing an international cricket team to Pakistan. As far as Pakistan is concerned, the only thing Bangladesh have got going for them is that they are an international side. Other than that, thank you for BCB for sparing us club level cricket played under the guise of a national team. That's a win-win for BCB and Pakistani fans.

  • on January 1, 2013, 5:43 GMT

    I didnt understand why PCB is Impending BCB for touring pakistan. Bangladeshi team is not the caliber of Pakistan Team and already BCB is doing what BCCI wants and they will never Tour Pakistan. I request all of our International Criketer not to Participate in so called Bangla Leage

  • on January 1, 2013, 5:19 GMT

    happy new year to all...I hope things will get better in 2013 and at the end, cricket will win...from a BD fan

  • on January 1, 2013, 5:14 GMT

    as a cricket lover I personally want international cricket is to be played everywhere be it Afghanistan, or Pakistan or srilanka.I feel how eagerly pakistanis r waiting to see international cricket on their own soil.I respect their feelings..but at the same time we Bangladeshis r too much concerned about the safety of our tamim,sakib,mushfiq,nasir..they r our hearts.. hopefully the security situation will improve very soon and we can tour to pakistan..for that time..pls have patient

  • shahidlawyer on January 1, 2013, 5:08 GMT

    that's very sad for cricket lover's in Pakistan, i agreed by the comment of Hasib that BCB is running by BCCI that's shameful , PCB promised to taht they will give President security to Bangladesh player's but this article is also biased not even mention this security arrangement,

  • on January 1, 2013, 5:03 GMT

    dont worry pakistani brothers , sri lanka will visit to your country in near future.we r asians. wow.. wht a contest it will b. mahela vs misbah, malinga vs gul, mendis vs ajmal. lots of dancing,drumming . wow. i really love to c it very near future .

  • on January 1, 2013, 4:45 GMT

    @Imran fellow countryman, do u have any concern for the safety of our cricketers life??? Have u forgot that Samarwira were shot in Pakistan? Situation is even worse now!! The love y showed for Pakistani cricket was amazing, i only wish u to show as much love for our cricketers live as well!!!

  • hasib9 on January 1, 2013, 4:38 GMT

    I'm a Bangladeshi, and I seriously think BCB needs to make their own decisions and not be run by the Indian board.

  • on January 1, 2013, 4:36 GMT

    I thought BCB should had said them earlier strictly that Pakistan's security situation is not good enough to make a tour. If Pakistan does not want to come Bangladesh, only they will be harmed. No other country has ever thought about tour to Pakistan since that incident over Sri Lankan players. Only Bangladesh promised to go there. This is only possible when the Bangladeshi people are convinced enough about Pakistan's security. I just want to say Mr. Zaka@ BCB may hang or confuse you, but be sure from Bangladeshi that, they won't let their team visit a coutry with security concerned.

  • davidatlas999 on January 1, 2013, 4:34 GMT

    since srilanka attacked in pakistan we played around 300 domestic cricket match nothing happened no one look that they just remember once incident they think our domestic player not have any value.our national team player also played alot of cricket since that incident. Bngla fans saying they will tour pakistan when they will safe in future. Why we welcome you when we are more option for good cricket. Even we know playing with bngla will not provide any benefit in term of money. Why we play with bngla when other board not even playing a test series with bngla. Cause we thought we are helping them.

  • golgoal on January 1, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    Why any country would tour Pakistan is always a puzzle to me. The SL team got shot, there are bombings everyday, the PM Bhutto got killed. And you expect them to provide safety to cricketers? No thanks. BD is absolutely right in refusing to tour that extremely unsafe country full of fanatics.

  • on January 1, 2013, 4:28 GMT

    thats a good decision by BCB. How so ever emotional Pakistani fans may get, how can anybody take chance with their lives in this volatile situation in Pakistan. If something happens to BD cricketers, The board officials, who have agreed to send players would be squarely responsible and punished severely... Just yesterday there were 2 attacks in Pakistan claiming 40 lives.... You need to be logical here

  • on January 1, 2013, 4:27 GMT

    Problem is not that BD is not visiting Pakistan but problem is that BCB always promise to get favors and then back off at the last moment. PCB should realize by now that we CANNOT trust this BCB. and I am 101% sure no one in Pakistan is desperate to see these low quality bangle players. We wanted to see our own players in action and PCB should focus more on more and better domestic competitions and may be try with reliable friends like Sri Lanka. Inshallah situation will improve in Pakistan and I am sure after that we want to see quality teams like Aus, India etc in Pakistan and there will be no place for these so called paper tigers. Inshallah.

  • on January 1, 2013, 4:26 GMT

    to everybody who are hurt and raged because of BCB decision: good luck :). you wont get any team to tour your country in next 50 years, may be after pakistan splits into 2/3 smaller countries.

    secondly, sending players to BPL is not a charity, its bread and butter for some pakistani players. Many pakistani cricketers make their living in bangladesh and the decision about not to give them NOC will only hurt these guys.

    Anyways, with the existing security situation BCB has made absolutely the right decision.

  • on January 1, 2013, 4:20 GMT

    I am Bangladeshi and also a fan of pakistan cricket team. Come on guys, change ur hat, look from logical perspective instead of emotional. If ICC is not convinced, any other country is not sending their team, y should we?!? The security in pakistan can't protect schools, mosques, markets, hospitals, reporters; even their own prime minister and cantonment (which are supposed to be mostly secured). Its upto u whether u allow ur cricketers to BPL or not; but we won't be too much bothered. Remember, you are also un-invited in IPL; so you will be only hurting ur players by not sending. We are happy to play in BNG or any other 'safe' neutral venue. You are responsible for making ur country (pakistan) 'unsafe'; don't blame us for that.

  • rafid_ahad on January 1, 2013, 3:57 GMT

    I dont think Pakistan will boycot BPL because it gives their players to earn some money.first of all they should improve their internal condition and then ask other countries to visit Pakistan

  • on January 1, 2013, 3:46 GMT

    Utterly disgusted with BCB's decision of not touring Pakistan, why do we forget the ones who helped Bangladesh cricket to be where they are now, ashamed of my country's cricket board, sad but the true fact is we bangladeshis are users. It's high time we pouch in for Pakistan cricket- they have done heaps for BD Cricket, no one can deny it......... I feel for the pakistani cricket fans just hoping for cricket to return on their home soil- I pray may cricket returns to your home soil soon ---

  • Crikoot on January 1, 2013, 3:38 GMT

    Happy New Year to all cricket loving fans around the world - especially Pakistani and Bangladeshi. Emotions running high - so is adrenaline of Pak fans. I am not sure if Pakistani supporters know that majority of Bangladesh fans wanted this tour but there are also group against it -- mostly driven by biased politics. There is a saying that never under deliver - Bangladesh did it in the name of security. At the same time PCB chief's reaction is a reflection of desperation and not that a matured leader. I think both chiefs of BCB and PCB show some leadership now. BCB needs a good leader like Saber Chowdhury and PCB needs a a change of leadership too.

  • on January 1, 2013, 3:28 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi! I really want our team to visit Pakistan as we dont get much international game against top quality side!! Playing against Pakistan will only improve our game, but players from Sri lanka were targeted in your country, Samarwira were shot!! Dear Pakistani fans, do you really believe situation is better now!!?? No! It really got worse!! Our cricket board promised our team would visit if there is no security concern!! But serious security concern is there!!

  • on January 1, 2013, 3:12 GMT

    Bangladesh.... please stop this game... you don't want to tour Pakistan... fine... communicate this clearly to Pakistand and put an end to this saga.... don't try to win favors like ICC position and Pak players in BPL from this situation.

  • Sheikasif on January 1, 2013, 2:32 GMT

    We support efforts for Pakistan cricket to prosper but cannot support risking the lives of our crickerters. Pakistan government should consider providing high level security for visting teams and stop supporting terrorists. While we are happy that India/Pakistan has started playing again, we can invite Pakistan to play in Bangladesh but cant go there to play. Sorry to all Pakistani brothers but this is truth. Hope you will not bad mouth us but try to get bad elements out of pakistan.

  • on January 1, 2013, 2:15 GMT

    To all pak fans be logical,1. let me tell you the situation.. when no other nation does not want to go to Pakistan, Bangladesh decided to go in Pakistan. So, Bangladesh supposed to visit Paktistan, then just before the tour some bad things happened about security in Pakistan, so BCB decided to hold the tour (not canceling). what would you do if you were in Bangladesh place considering that even cricket team get hurt ( Srilankan team ) ? 2. Sending pak players in BPL is not charity work, it is business where pak players will get money. 3. right now rather insulting bangladesh , first work on security issue then you will not face any problem. I see lots of voices against BCB, show the same voice against violence in Pakistan. Before blaming Bangladesh, check your fault. First you all work together against violence in Pakistan, it is not about just cricket , this violence hammering your country in many ways.

  • on January 1, 2013, 1:56 GMT

    Better safe than sorry. It is a fact and reality that we are going thru a very delicate and dangerous time . If you do not agree just study the statistics of target killing and mob actions happened in 2012. whole country is terrorized by the terrorists and there is not a single day when many people do not get killed due to lack of law and order. I feel sorry about the situation and wish our country become an ideal place where people feel safe. It is not worth to play cricket or other game if you have to deployed thousand and thousands police force to maintain safety of the foreign team players. It is a costly effort beside who will protect other areas of town when you deploy all the force in a cricket stadium. Wait--we will inshallah have days coming when we do not have to ask any one to come play , they will themselves pour in.

  • TheRealRockNRolla on January 1, 2013, 1:52 GMT

    PCB should revoke the offer to tour Pakistan entirely. PCB should back off all support provided to BCB thus far on protecting their undeserved Test status.

  • on January 1, 2013, 1:44 GMT

    As an Indian, I think India should also tour Pakistan, amid Pakistan has to assure the security of our players. India is also capable of providing extra security while players are in Pakistan. This will enhance the good relations between the two countries. This is how we can start trusting each other. If Pakistan can provide the prime minister level security, then India should go ahead and tour Pakistan.

  • on January 1, 2013, 1:38 GMT

    OK its a good move by BD board because now PCB will finally wakes up and will take sum serious action against BCB. Wat the hell every Bangladeshi fan is talking about their poor BPL do u guys read ur BPL franchise cant even pay to international players salary.? those players sued ur BPL for over dues. so wats the proud thing about ur BPL this is a shamed not paying to players wat u guys promised. so if ur third class team come to Pakistan or dont come we dont care because ur team is not crowd puller. every 1 knows the result Pakistan will thrash bangalis. so STAY HOME AND SAFE. we will defeat extremists in Pakistan insALLAH and make Pakistan a save country then when we r ready to organise cricket in pakistan we dont need bangladeshi team . we will invite India/Australia/SA/srilanka atleast people can see fight n good game on ground....

  • samsukot on January 1, 2013, 0:54 GMT

    Why you guys wasting your time by talking simple isssu. "SAFETY FIRST" Thats it, story finished. pakistan law & order situation is even worst than Afganistan.

    Bye bye guys , see you next time.

  • on December 31, 2012, 23:17 GMT

    I am a Pakistani but have no grudge against any team visiting Pakistan. Lets admit it that we have a security problem. Why is the PCB insisting on bringing teams to Pakistan? Why cant we have series in neutral countries. I am sure the PCB makes enough money from TV rights. PCB has no right to bargain. They should let their cricketers go to Bangladesh. When the security improves, then invite the countries. What PCB does not understand that the stadiums will be empty with Bangladesh team coming to Pakistan. In fact they will have more expenses and no revenue from the gate money. Please grow u PCB. You cannot risk someone's security. God forbid if there is an attach on the team, then who would be responsible?

  • KiwiRocker- on December 31, 2012, 22:56 GMT

    This is an excellent yet expected response by PCB chairman. Now, when it is all done and dusted so it might be useful to do a' stock take' of gains and losses for all parties involved. Pakistani fans did not care too much about seeing B'desh players in action but they will lose on seeing Pakistani players at home grounds. Pak may lose on some positive messaging that a foreign team has visited Pak. Now, the losses for B'desh. Pakistan is unlikely to send players to BPL and there is even threat of bi-lateral ties being ended so BPL is doomed. Bangali players who need to play against elite sides like Pakistan will miss out. Bangali fans will miss out. Overall development of cricket will be affected in B'desh. BCB will never have support of increasingly powerful PCB( Pak is emerging again as a very strong team in the field so that makes boards powerful/attractive). So heaps of losses for B'desh. However, here is the big winner: Mustafa Kamal. He will get ICC post and big salary!Well done!

  • m.moyaz on December 31, 2012, 22:50 GMT

    moyaz : with respect to all the above comments i just want to say to pakistan fans that we love pakistan team, beside pakistani i think most fans for pakistan would be bangladesh. bangladesh fans are not feeling enough security to send their team so we see protest, players families are feeling same way. pakistan fans should agree and it's true. among all teams bangladesh has more respect to pakistan team and that's why we made the commitment. i hope pcb board read my comments

  • sarwarjami on December 31, 2012, 22:46 GMT

    I do respect the feelings of Pakistani supporters and being a BD citizen I feel its been totally a wrong decision from BCB to cancel the tour . My complain is if BCB was so sure that the security of the players is concerned in Pakistan then why did u commit PCB for the tour or why do u even have to cancel the tour at the last moment, BCB could have let PCB know a way earlier.

    Me and most people in here believe it can be a political decision and didnt come just from BCB itself. So its better to calm down . Most of the top newspapers in BD, for instance Prothom-alo, took poll on its website asking people whether BD team should go or not and 54% of the people suggested they must go . We all know the countless help we got from PCB to get the oneday and test status for BD team . and thanks to them for all the support they did during that time . I think Pakistan team should join BPL ,as defnitely BCB will send BD team to pakistan soon or later . So better 2 be friend rather than enemies

  • on December 31, 2012, 22:42 GMT

    i think the deal is pretty simple,if bangladesh doesnt tour then pcb shouldnt allow its players in BPL. pcb has done much for cricket whenevr needed and seriously never seen anyone bu srilanka respond . Bangladesh are being guarunteed security with their approval andd backing out now is simply wrong. Its just a matter of time for cricket to come back to pakistan , just a pity that bcb doesnt want to be a part of it, you dont know how as little a thing as playing a few matches might earn you a long time friendship and credibility. For all those who think pak is not safe for bangladesh team , we have hundreds of thousandsof bengali settlers living safe and sound .

  • Captainman on December 31, 2012, 22:19 GMT

    So really Bangladesh should be removed from all forms of International Cricket and their status should be handed over to deserving teams like Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan and the Netherlands instead of Bangladesh who have hardly done anything wonderful in Cricket ICC should consider this for the betterment of Cricket. Even Richard Pybus admitted that their board is a problem and will just get in the way of Cricket. All Bangladesh had to do regarding this situation is tell Pakistan directly that you won't be touring instead of creating all this hype and drama because it has gone on for too long and frankly, we are tired of it and don't want to waste our time negotiating all this with a minnow team. Wish Bangladesh and its people a happy new year cheers!

  • on December 31, 2012, 22:18 GMT

    opppss Bangladesh did it again............. PCB should give immediate reaction to this matter and i think we have done enough with BANGLADESH CRICKET BOARD they always take U PCB should try to convince other cricket teams like ZIMBABWE and WEST INDIES etc to come over and play in our country and give them tight security as we give to our president and prime minister.

  • Captainman on December 31, 2012, 22:14 GMT

    As much as I want Bangladesh to become better at Cricket I have realised that it will never happen and have been an embarrassment to the World of Cricket. Since they have gotten test status, they have played over 70 test matches and won only 3, 1 was against a crumbling Zimbabwe and the other 2 against a third string West Indies side. They do not have any players that averages well over 40 with the bat and below 30 with the ball in Test Cricket. They talk about their success in the shorter formats but they're really once in a blue moon even Ireland and Kenya can beat top teams in those formats. Had those associate teams like Ireland gotten the chance Bangladesh has gotten, they would've become a force in Cricket by now. No offence Bangladesh but players like Tamim, Rahim are nothing special their averages speak for themselves. Shakib is also overrated and definitely not the number 1 ranked all-rounder and only performs well on flat tracks just average sorry but true.

  • FC123 on December 31, 2012, 22:06 GMT

    The BD cricket board have one excuse or the other all the time. This time it is security. I remember they were coming up with excuses after the final of the 2012 Asia Cup and were trying to protest with the ICC over something childish. We are enjoying the India Pak series anyways so BD can stay home.

  • sohailkhann on December 31, 2012, 22:01 GMT

    bros. dont say tht u cnt tour. we really need other cricketing nations help. y? Srilanka:- at a time when tamil tigers were at full flow, using airforce for attacks,pakistan tour. Bcci required tour for financial help in 1999: pakistan tour despite the treats and attacks on grounds by shiv sena... Bangladesh: supported in getting odi n test tour many times since 1974. pak always der to help any cricketing nation. the problem is wrong commitment for the sake of icc president selection by bcb. bcci could have helped pcb n our cricketers a lot throu IPL ,india palying pakistan in dubai would have helped us financially. but noway, they will do. i dont blame bcb or bcci or any organization, but our badluck tht these carried with wrong individuals at our time of need.sum business persons, sum very patriotic, cnt understand tht its only cricket. above is possible only when u think of cricket.we live n die for in pakistan were in tears by the news of sachin retiring

  • rasel_drubo on December 31, 2012, 21:52 GMT

    To the PAK's fans if BD had made a written commitment then it have GOT to be honored but time has not gone away.. make your security up to that level so that people could visit your land, And pls remind that Last time BD went to tour there for a 5 match ODI series when nobody wanted to go....dont forget that. Pakistani's should be grateful to BD. FOr the test status of BD Pakistan has almost no role to it. All Asian team supported BD and it was Dalmia...and Mr.Saber Hossain (BCB president of that time).. who have done the most for our test status...And also pls note BD voted for Ehsan mani to be ICC president.

  • on December 31, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    hmmm normally I don't like to comment here but today I have to ...lot of neutral cric fans and especially BDs are too harsh on the emotional comments by Pakistanis. We are hurt yaar and the reaction is spontaneous. 1st. Players security shud be priority of every country but u can't play with emotions of people by making fake promises. 2nd. There is no question about the caliber of BD team, they are a gud side and can beat any team once in a yr. 3rd. Yes there are security concerns in Pakistan, but are not the way hype-rated by media. Most are posting the example of a Minister, who wasn't with a security and it happens in each & every country in the world. If its like that then u shud never send ur kids to a school in America. When the security is top priority then nothing can distort the security offered by Pakistan. In the end to my Pak brothers, current situation is just beacuse of our politians so instead of blaming others we shud think twice before casting vote in the next election

  • mali0821 on December 31, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    Statistically speaking Pakistan is not among the top three cricketing nation in any of the 3 cricketing formats. I usually don't comment on cricinfo site but seeing comments made by Pakistani fan about Bangladesh, its plain rude and demeaning.

    Reality check:

    BD will remain a test playing nation for a foreseeable future. They are doing fine. At least we know our weakness and continuing to work hard on our short coming. Pakistani player should be welcomed to play in BPL. Bangladesh is doing much better than Pakistan economically, if pak players don't come, then BPL team can hire players from other test playing nation. At the end of the day money dictates where an international player plays. That is the reality. At least that is the case here is US, where I have been happily leaving for the past 15 years.

  • on December 31, 2012, 21:09 GMT

    I think PCB has done a lot for Bangladesh board. I think now PCB should act and withdraw the Pakistani players from BPL.

  • M-S-R on December 31, 2012, 20:58 GMT

    BCB needs stop talking nonsense about security- yes, Pakistan is not the safest country in the planet, knowing that why BCB is keep making these drama with the tour??

  • on December 31, 2012, 20:56 GMT

    @ ahmed Leo there is no such word as friends in this world every one is looking for its benefits, if you think we are your friends you should have sent your team earlier to help us. Its Bangladesh who could not keep her words and its second time also. You shouldn't make commitments you are uncertain of Do not send any players to play in BPL it will show them how valuable our players are. They Bengalis think they are better but they aren't. Try bringing any other team to our Country and i'm sure its Sirilanka who will help us in that matter

  • mali0821 on December 31, 2012, 20:50 GMT

    It is very sad to see how Pakistani fan are reacting to BD's refusal to tour Pakistan based on security grounds. Yes they promised twice but a person's life is more important than a game of cricket.

    Bangladesh's performance this year: 3-2 BD - WI Asia cup runners up. Beat India and Sri Lanka.

    I agree BD doesn't have a stellar test record, but in the past 12-24 months they have beaten all the top notch countries except Pakistan. So demeaning BD team as worthless is factually not correct.

  • seann99 on December 31, 2012, 20:43 GMT

    and the other thing BD tour won't make any effect on other boards, so PCB dont wast your time and energy with BD and BCB, you have a right to visit or not but dont make false promises.

  • BoonBoom on December 31, 2012, 20:36 GMT

    Zaka Ashraf is surely wrong with his invitation to bring BD team to Pakistan because BD team is just pathetic having no player of any average standard let alone international standard. Secondly, BD players are not crowd puller and have no chrisma. No one in Pakistan would even bother to watch them or even notice their presence so why Zaka Ashraf is so keen to bring a bunch of these lousy cricketers to Pakistan???

  • on December 31, 2012, 20:33 GMT

    Hey hey hey all you Bengalis, relax little buddies, you are absolutely right about the situation in Pakistan is very very bad and no team would like to tour Pakistan, the problem is not that, the problem is, why BCB keeps on saying that BD will tour Pakistan, if you are that scared then don't talk big that's about it!

  • Bilal.Riaz on December 31, 2012, 20:28 GMT

    Security is an issue in Pakistan, but we will soon recover from this and international cricket will return to Pakistan. However Bangladeshi's are funny people because first they make commitments to tour Pakistan and then keep delaying the tour until it is cancelled. Secondly BPL is not going to be a success without Pakistani Cricketers. Don't forget that we are one of the best Cricket playing nation in the world in all three formats of the game. If we can thrash down the giants like India, we can beat any team in the world. Count us among Ausies, English and Southafricans. It is for these reasons that if ICC keeps on cutting our grounds out of the face of international cricket, it will be totally unfair.

  • shizam on December 31, 2012, 20:22 GMT

    I would encourage all the bangali fans to just look at the statistics and the icc cricket rankings. Bangladesh is at the bottom of all formats of cricket. The standard of bangladesh cricket is below average and any club cricket team in Pakistan can take care of the bangalis easily. bangalis were very lucky that a top cricket team in the world like Pakistan was even willing to play with them. I think PCB should pressure ICC to take away the test status from bangladesh and demote it to an Associate member team. That is where they belong.

  • pcanadaguy on December 31, 2012, 20:10 GMT

    And Bagladesh did it again.. Promised first to visit and than decided not to visit. All the arguments are right from BD board but why they promised twice once when they need the seat in ICC and second when they need the players in BPL. This is where I have problem. I totally agreed with their rights to visit or not visit to any country based on security reasons but they should not promise.

    Pakistan should not send their players to BPL.Neither PCB good relation with BCB will not give any thing to Pakistani cricket nor Bangladesh's visit will encourage other country to visit Pakistan. So PCB should not wast any more energy on Bangladesh.

  • faizan_feroz on December 31, 2012, 19:54 GMT

    waste of an argument here ! em with bd cox the securrity aint fine over the last cpl of weeks , and they probably have the best team or u can say they r at the peak of their history let them enjoy that , the problem is that bds dont understand few things and r raising quite an inappropriate argumetns here 1) bd cricket is NOT improving , it never cud , it never wud 2) bpl will be a success without pak plyrs , for some of those who are literate enuf to understand my point understand that the television ryts of an event r said on the order o thir popularity , without pak playrs the telecast wont attract global audience then its a flop , jammed crowds dont havce a complete say in the running of a league , and lets be honest who wants to see bd play against bd plyrs around the world ?? south africa ?? india ?? australia ?? england ?? wi ?? no it all depends on the crowd pullers US PAKISTANIS :P

  • aslamPK on December 31, 2012, 19:44 GMT

    Simply, PCB should not send Pak players to play in BPL.......................

  • on December 31, 2012, 19:35 GMT

    its the players protection matters then everything,i understand that bcb want to keep relationship with pcb,but at the moment its not safe even pcb knows it bangladesh is now becoming strong odi side and if does go to pakistan there still will concern to safety.

  • on December 31, 2012, 19:34 GMT

    Waseem Sarwar Warraich_ We do not need a friend who just looking to own benefits. Even ministers are dying in Pakistan, WITH THE FULL SECURITY. SO, get it straight. We cant risk our players life so unusually.

    MWaqqar_You are correct.

    Maruf Sulario_Me too.

    ProdigyA_I think so.

    Congratulation to BCB to take such a brave and the correct dicition. No point to risk the life. They are not army, they are players. What to play if there is so much to get scared? Pakistan is not a country anymore, its a mess. Pakistan should welcome there friend Afghanistan and play cricket with them. :@

  • on December 31, 2012, 19:15 GMT

    by telling bangladesh minnows they wil not become minnows because they are improving. the proove shown in asia cup and wi series. i agree they r weak in tests, but look india, england, australia,pakistan,wi and other top teams playing tests for 100 or more years so how can u guys judge on bangladeshis. they r playing tests for only ten years. the amount of odi matches played by sachin,sangakkara,mahela and other top class players bangladesh havent played that amount of games altogher but still they r improving. should have shame who r calling bangladesh minnows or weak because a newly born baby cannot fight with elders but still bangladeshis r winning series against a power pack wi team and washed nz.

  • AnotherCricketer on December 31, 2012, 19:10 GMT

    Pressuring Bangladesh to play in Pakistan is plain wrong. Zaka Ashraf should spend his efforts to convince his friend Mr. Zardari to rectify the broken system in Pakistan and the cricket teams from around the world will show up in the country without coercion. The ball in Zardari's court.

  • on December 31, 2012, 19:04 GMT

    Cricket will come back to Pakistan Insha ALLAH..Don't worry guys..

  • on December 31, 2012, 19:03 GMT

    Supporters of Pak you should know thyself. Please try to create an environment & changes of your mentality first, where people's life has some value & they knows how to respect their guest, then probably foreign countries will be eager to visit you. Be sure if you can't do that then there will be none to visit you.

  • azirqusa on December 31, 2012, 19:03 GMT

    Bargaining Chip? Tantamount to Blackmail. BCB should mind Safety First.

  • on December 31, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    As they said once a barbarian always will be the same. So to all the PAK supporters who are making such rude & hush comments on BD cricket along with the team, just imagine if you were in BD's position wearing their shoes what would you have done then? It's pretty easily visible you guys have blocked your mind views to see the reality or else don't want to look what is protecting BD team to be there to visit your place. When your political & regular life is not even secured there yet & a high ranked caliber of a minister can also been murdered by bomb blast, then what you want other nations to do in that situation? BD was ready to support your country for cricket but you should just use your common seance to judge things neutrally. You should try to think, what just made this change of decision by looking at your current scenario rather then making such ignorant & barbarian comments which is comparably not much of a different then those who attacked SL team in their bus earlier.

  • on December 31, 2012, 18:48 GMT

    Well, it is a fake issue of Security and it looks that the BD don`t have intention to tour of Pakistan because of ICC and if they saying about security so you have recently seen what they gave the security to World XI, it is just a Pretext that they don`t want to tour in Pakistan because they won`t get much money but mark my words, when "Pakistan super league" will be held than you will see everyone will be happy to play Pakistan and you know why.

  • haseeb-sedeqi on December 31, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    Now PCB have another choice Afghanistan & zim to invite for cricket in PK

  • on December 31, 2012, 18:43 GMT

    with all due respect of BD but a safe Pakistan would not invite BD to play there just as safe India isn't inviting them for next 10 years. hosting BD was never gonna be a comercial hit anyway and no one was trusting BCB's security report even if they had visited without any issue....

  • MWaqqar on December 31, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    Thank God sanity has prevailed and BD has decided not to make their players sacrificial lambs.

  • samincolumbia on December 31, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    Going by the reactions of Pak fans here, looks like the country is not yet ready to accept international teams, let alone Bangladesh. Keep them under isolation for a few years and hopefully they will come to their senses.

  • MWaqqar on December 31, 2012, 18:35 GMT

    I wonder why so many Pak fans are getting emotional and petty. They want BD to tour but if BD does not want the tour they say they want to see this mediocre team. These disappointed fans are getting petty by saying we would harm BD and BPL. Come on folks put your house in order first.

  • on December 31, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    The public pressure was so immense opposing the proposed pak tour here in BD .. so this is a wise decision by BCB. What is very bad and immature is that BCB took it too long to finally announce. The ex-BCB chief apparently put BCB in this position I guess for his self-interest to become ICC chief.. ridiculous! I feel sorry for the Pak fans. They really did anticipate this tour .. but BD did the right thing by not following Srilanka's footsteps.

    PCB now will have to take a critical decision now whether or not to send pak cricketers to BPL. Their decision will now have the final impact on the BCB-PCB relationships over the next few years to follow.

  • Rezaul on December 31, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    Its PCB and Pakistan who want Bangladesh team to tour Pakistan for the sake of their cricket. They claim that they have enough security. Just few days back one of their minister died. When they can not give security to their own minister, how they can provide security to an international team. We can not put our cricketers' life in jeopardy to bring cricket back in Pakistan. So, BCB's decision is absolutely justifiable. About supporting Kamal as ICC chief, it was agreed last time when Bangladesh supported Pakistan's candidate (Ehsan Mani) for this post that next term it will be Bangladesh's candidate to get joint support. So, Pakistan did not do anything new but kept the wheel moving. Now, if Pak players do not participate in BPL that will be their loss to incur in terms of money and experience. Ask the players how many wants to play in BPL just for money.

  • on December 31, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    I'm relieved more than anything else that BCB could take this decision finally! Yes, Pakistan cricked is indeed going through major crisis regrading hosting international matches, and they need support from other countries to overcome the situation; but at the end of the day it's the security of the players that counts most. We all remember how Sri Lanka somewhat trusted the Pak security back in 2009 and how that backfired for them. I understand it's difficult for the Pak fans but I would request them to think more rationally about this rather than being emotional. By the way - isn't it interesting that no Pak fan is blaming ICC for staying totally out of it?

  • ProdigyA on December 31, 2012, 18:13 GMT

    I think its a good decision by BCB. All the politics, blackmailing aside, the players are the most important assests for any country and should not gamble with their lives.

  • abser on December 31, 2012, 18:06 GMT

    by the army security can be assure . but who will control the heart bit of player. no player can play in condition of pakistan

  • Crik_Fan on December 31, 2012, 17:59 GMT

    I think it is a good decision on part of BCB in the end. What is the point ? Pakistanis are masters of badmouthing anyone who doesn't buy their plans. What happened to Lankan team in heart of Lahore ? Weren't they too promised President level security ? Who the Bangladesh Govt is going to blame if some mishap happens ? BCB need not to bother about PCB's veiled threats of retaliation or insinuations.

  • tisra on December 31, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    Funny that fans of both countries are saying that they are happy that BD aren't touring Pakistan and yet they are fighting each other....hah hah ha

  • Usman_Jilani on December 31, 2012, 17:57 GMT

    Bengali Tigers??? The only Tigers I know were the pack of tigers of Imran Khan in the 1992 World Cup. More like Bengali Pussy Cats!

  • Oli4 on December 31, 2012, 17:57 GMT

    I was reading the pak supporters comments & I realise the very fact - why people don't like pakistant. Don't take me wrong I'm Saeed Anwar's & Wasim Akram's die-heart fan.

  • on December 31, 2012, 17:53 GMT

    oh man i knew that would happen bangladeshi's are traitor .....pcb say no to bpl now wait and watch what would happen to your flop bpl

  • on December 31, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    I don't know why PCP is pushing Bangladesh to come Pakistan, well they are not a match and very poor side, the series will be one sided and no fun, just leave them and drop the series altogether. And learn from the mistake and experience how BCB is cunning and non committal and stop favoring them in the future.

  • Inzi329 on December 31, 2012, 17:48 GMT

    Sri Lanka will be my second favorite team for now on.

  • on December 31, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    who cares.Bangladesh is a club level is better to watch boys playing then them.

  • RajanBorna on December 31, 2012, 17:45 GMT

    I do not agree but sympathised to the emption of Pakistan fan who are saying that pcb should not send its player to BPL...the reasons are; i. If Pakistan players do not come to BPL, it will definitely lose some quality cricket, but that's it..BPL won't have any other problem since this is a domestic league, nobody cares of such league but helps produce some extra money to cricketer. So find, who is actually looser. ii. It's not only BCB decision; it's also most of pplz reaction to not send team in Pakistan at this time. Can anyone please come up ensuring no fear in the cricketer's mind when they will play in Pakistan, it's not about what might happen or Not, it's about feeling no fear to play. I am sorry for the daily news we're having on Pakistan from everyday's incidents, It's not easy Bangladesh to go without green signal of ICC.

  • davidatlas999 on December 31, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    ah once again.okay bnglas stay there.but dont ever say that again that you are going for a tour to may be right about danger but its same from 3year why you waste too much time you should clearly said that we are not going. For those who saying pak player earn more money from BPL dude its not like that pcb pay 200000 per odi and 500000 per test match. And monthly pay is from 75000 upto 200000 its a decent amount.where bpl paying 700000 to the top player imran nazir with alot of taxes. yes player like imran nazir will miss bpl tough.m sure zaka ashraf not going leave there player for bpl, Yeah leave bcb if they dont want nice with okay with ......

  • on December 31, 2012, 17:28 GMT

    Thanks BCB ........Right decision is valuable than other things

  • on December 31, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    i think this is the right decision by BANGLADESH in the present situation of Pakistan, first one Pakistan and PCB should improve their house hold security situation !!!

  • on December 31, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    It is all about security. We only have few good players and there is no way in heck we can take a chance on their security. Pakistan can not even provide securiity to their own Police, Ministers, Military, or any one else really, per se. If PCB makes a big deal out of it, let them.

  • azirqusa on December 31, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    BCB did the mistake committing the tour. But they should mind Safety First.

  • abser on December 31, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    good decision why pak cricket board black mailing bangladesh? bangladesh is weak cricket power . why pak not forcing austrelia england or india? no player can play in pakistaan with fear of death. while many rich and peace loving living abroad for saving lifehen why we send our plyer for die?

  • SaadRocx on December 31, 2012, 17:12 GMT

    PCB its high time to say no to BPL,otherwise be ready for the protests...Plz Publish.

  • hassanulhaq on December 31, 2012, 17:10 GMT

    First of all i would said all those who are saying that pak is not safe i would like to let them know everything what media said is not truth i live in lahore and everything here is safe!!! ok if bd not wants to come its their but the they did on their apart is that their security team said that they are satisfied. i am telling u one thing internal pcb has withdraw its players from bpl, as their is no players from india also and any big player from any other country it will certainly affects it. zaka said 2 hours ago its a time to rethink about our relation with BD. Pak players will also going to be financially affected and now Pak will going to move towards PPL. Watson said 2years ago players want money if Pak is going to through money on players they will come automatically to Pakistan.. SL already sign a agrement with Pak that their players will be a part of PPL. But i am damn sure BD going to be feel the heat in coming days!!!

  • cricpolitics on December 31, 2012, 17:05 GMT

    BCB must make their mind and stop giving false signals to PCB. If they don't want to come then say so openly, don't give half answers.

  • on December 31, 2012, 17:03 GMT

    @Solid_Snake I 100% agree we don't need them to tour our country

  • steve19191 on December 31, 2012, 17:01 GMT

    Just love these comments about Bangladesh from the Pakistanis.........are these the same Pakistanis that went into hiding when the envelopes were handed out to amir butt and co ????? Perhaps that is the problem...the Bangladeshis were promised some envelopes and none were forthcoming.

  • on December 31, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    We don't need Bangla to open international cricket in Pakistan, PCB should rather contact Zimbabwe to visit our country.

  • RAQ on December 31, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    I don't know what kind of insecurity is felt by bangla players in Pakistan. PCB is ready to provide everything for security. PCB should stop asking that third rated team to visit our country we need good teams like sirilanka to bring international cricket in pakistan

  • getsetgopk on December 31, 2012, 16:46 GMT

    Kill the BPL, I dont care, just pull the plug on BPL and we'll talk about other things later, BD has had it for granted for a long time now and their bag of tricks has finally got empty, no more tricks, Zaka is a very shrewd guy, no place to hide now. Prepare for another auction for 20 more players and hope and pray that players of any substance and value agree to play in it.

  • Fearless_Greens on December 31, 2012, 16:43 GMT

    I think its time to calm down. BD does not want to visit, thats fine. Pakistan does not want to send players to BPL, thats fine. We have learnt about each other through this incident. Lets start the new year with hopes and well wishes for each other. I was angry at first but now I have realized that it wont make a difference if BD does not tour Pakistan. We have been living without international cricket for over 3 years now. Surely we can survive another 6-12 months. There is no point in arguing and fighting. Lets focus on series against ind and then South Africa. I hope BD learns how to behave at international level. I dont blame them they are still young compared to other teams. Their team is learning so is their board. Let them grow up and in due process if they make some childish mistake such as this then ignore it. It will be good for the cricket as a whole if we have more teams playing and giving tough times to each other.

  • on December 31, 2012, 16:42 GMT

    PCB should with draw from BPL if they are not coming to Pakistan

  • on December 31, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    I think Pakistan should improve Security issues for their citizen's first before inviting the teams from abroad.

  • on December 31, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    Security issues- Pakistan cannot give security totheir Army base, their wud be PM (Benazir Bhutto), but will be given to BD team? U got 2 be kidding. This year almost 6000peoplewere killed in pakistan in terrorist activity. Yes I can trust a joint force of US and BD army for the security ofBD cricketers. But at least 15000 BD army have to be involved for that.

  • GreensFan on December 31, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    i am amazed at BCB, and so are at their fans!! why hear is my take your board still has not Said NO, we cant do it, we are not going to visit is it to hard for you guys to understand this before putting comments. why on HOLD, say NO and get done with it... thats where we are coming from so do justice to your words and what you are typing and leaving comments.

  • azirqusa on December 31, 2012, 16:40 GMT

    Mind Safety First, Period.

  • on December 31, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    hey who wants them here??? Pak vs BD scoreline reads 30-0 in last 13 years...u hav to play below ur standard to compete with the grace of Allah our team is on the rise and we dont want to play a minnow who hav been a minnow for well over a decade now !and yes if PCB was trying to arrange a series it was bcz BCB had a written commitment !!! u better dont make commitments if u cannot stand by them !!! funny ppl they are

  • on December 31, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    Good Decision by Bangla borthers, why shud they visit our country, ppl are getting killed here loads , esp in recent days even more, if we paki dont matter our lives doesnot mean that Bangladeshis r also like that, i respect their decision, we shud play our home series in dubai sharja etc, or Fix our security issues at home

  • Solid_Snake on December 31, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    To all the BD fans..Let me tell you why Pak fans are angry... First your security team visits Pakistan,checks out whole arrangement & goes back to BD fully satisfied.Everything was moving perfectly.BD was about to visit Pak.But then that Court order came in between & the tour halted.All this time BD Board was like 'yes no yes no'...If you were satisfied with the security arrangement back then,why all this drama after that Why wasting the time of Pak officials.You could have simply told PAk that ok we are not satisfied & that's it.The 'Yes No' drama made everyone mad. To the simple minded BD brothers who are so obsessed with their players security.Do you even know what presidential level security means?We are giving it to you.If you still are so scared,then you are good there at home.No need to go out. PS->I am so pissed off at our PCB chairman.Leave BD aside.Dont give an impression as if we are begging.Come on..& yeah dont give NOC for the upcoming BPL..Lets see how BPL goes

  • saintsinister on December 31, 2012, 16:24 GMT

    The only true supporter of Pakistan Cricket is Srilanka Board. Time tested. We really should invest more in that relationship rather than anyother. Security problems were the same when the written agreement was made so using the same excuse at this time is just utter nonsense. I was, am and will always be a SriLankan Cricket fan just due to the manner in which they carry themselves. This pompous attitude from a team that has only won 1 time in 50 odd matches against Pakistan is rubbish. What we really need is to propogate our domestic matches more in the Media as they have more competitive edge to them than the matches we might have had in this series.

  • Cursed_Prince on December 31, 2012, 16:13 GMT

    @Ab Rar.. really? did you see the earliest comments? those were all about how our players suck.. check your facts before you comment something.

  • Tokai69 on December 31, 2012, 16:02 GMT

    I'd ask PAK fans to be careful your language, when you comment against an international team! It's our decision and priority what to do in a certain context. The value of our national players are way more higher than BPL per se. I still believe PCB will not mix the security issue with the NOC, but if they do it, BPL will still run it's own way for sure; BCB already has the alternate plan for that and thanks BCB for finally taking the right decision !

  • on December 31, 2012, 16:00 GMT

    PCB should cut off all relations with BCB.Pakistan don't need to play with a team like bangladesh who has not won even a single test match in this century.they are afraid of playing test match against ireland or Netherlands .becuase they know if they lost test match against ireland or netherlands, Bangladesh may lost its test status. ICC should withdraw test status of Bangladesh who has not one a single test match in 21st century. what a shame.BCB is just abunch of jackals. who just dance on finger tips of indian cricket board. what a looser.

  • crktcrzy on December 31, 2012, 16:00 GMT

    Bangladesh cancelling a cricket tour to Pakistan? This isn't even a joke anymore. Zaka Ashraf should go ahead and invite Afghanistan, Syria and Somalia for a cricket tournament, at least those 3 countries can't deny tour of Pakistan on "security grounds" as they are much worse themselves- This way he will still be champion of bringing "international" cricket back to Pakistan. Plus, there wouldn't be much of a difference of the quality of cricket exhibited by players from those countries & our Bangladeshi "superstars"! LOL!!!!

  • IndianCricketFan007 on December 31, 2012, 15:55 GMT

    To all who thinks that India (or BCCI) doesn't allows its players to participate in BPL, lemme tell you one thing that it happens because the Indian Cricket Team has already a very tight schedule which doesn't allows them to participate. So its the tight cricketing schedule and not the BCCI. Even your players participate only when they don't have any International duties. So stop criticizing BCCI or India for this thing.

  • tareq_BD on December 31, 2012, 15:55 GMT

    Dear Pak brothers...ur 100% right Bangladesh is the weakest team in crickets why ur PCB is inviting BD team there.and why you are so disappointed about should go for Australia or England...good luck to you.

    Our BD team is weak but still we are happy with it ...we have no regrade for their weakness

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:53 GMT

    Bangladesh are at least considering the tour of Pakistan, whereas the other countries are not even considering it. Pakistan must know that Bangladesh are at least trying to restart international cricket in the land of Pakistan.

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    Its not only BCCI ! They want to tour but there is a huge pressure from local pplz to postponed the tour !!! the only reason is the safety of their beloved cricketer....BD ppl likes Pakistan cricket: even I was supporting Pakistan against India for the ongoing T20s........common pplz doesn't not exactly know whats happening in Pakistan: I also do not want to comment on the situation !! but its an emotional decision.....We should support Pakistan cricket as they have been supporting BD cricket for many reason.....its a Twilight Zone: SAFETY vs Commitment !!!! I want this tour to happen but I think may be its not TIME yet !!!

  • Stone-Aamir on December 31, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    This cat and mouse game is getting really boring, if BD board is not interested in sending their team to Pakistan, then PCB should start looking for other options. PCB officials are not showing any competence, they should act in a more diplomatic way rather than trying to grab any hint from BCB but in the end gaining nothing out of it. A small exhibition tour from a good side can be much better than a PAK-BD series.

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:46 GMT

    @cursedprince .. and I thought we were discussing the boards?! Whose hammering Shakib or Tamim? Wonderful players they are.

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:46 GMT

    We can wait all our life to see our Bangla Tigers back in action in Pakistan.

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    Well, Everyone has right to take decision and do consider their public opinion first. Today I remembered that day when Pakistan lost to Bangladesh in 1999 Cricket World Cup..that perhaps a give way to international cricket given by Pakistanis to Bangladeshis which they are bagging on..... There can be a short format like 2 T20s matches tour just to relax the nerve... and I would suggest rather asking anyone else.. PCB should try ask Sri Lankan Board as S Juyasuriya already visited Pakistan earlier this PCB should have to ask Sri Lanka where it started Lets Bring back sri lanka for a short tour...

  • AMAZINGFAN on December 31, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    i support BD.pak is dangerous country to visi and they can't give security even to their own citizens.BD got test status not because of pak...infact it was india who supported BD to get test status.i hope bcci doesn't allow pak players in ipl which will create lots of problems.

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    Guys .. its better to stop reeling around on this and make loads of smoke of a fire which really isnt their. Its a matter between two boards. They'll do something abt it. We shdnt loose respect for each other. If our BD brothers wish to thump their chests, let them, seeing them happy is a matter of joy and not dejection.

  • buet_abir on December 31, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    BD is far weaker side than PK,But BD can't lose players like Sakib,I pity those supporters from both countries Where are they??When that tragic occurs to SL players??THEY can't still assure safety.ITS look like there is no value of lives of BD players only because they're weaker side!HOW PATHETIC supporters are!

  • Warm_Coffee on December 31, 2012, 15:31 GMT

    Its good Bangladesh are not playing Pakistan because we don't want to embarrass our paki friends by beating them at their own ground. We already crush their youth team all the time so its a waste of time for Bangladesh to tour.

  • Warm_Coffee on December 31, 2012, 15:29 GMT

    hahahaha....Pakistan good luck next time :P

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:22 GMT

    BCB mishandled the situation. PCB did unethical deeds in negotiating tour for a vote, the vote was due anyway, as gentleman's agreement, as BCB voted for Mani. That country is not ready to host tour, thats the bottom line and reality. Their fans should realize and respect the reality. BCB should have tagged ICC to convey the message to PCB in diplomatic way. Neither PCB or BCB have the luxury to put each others support at stake.

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    There is more to it than meets the eye. PCB is advised to withdraw the invitation to Bangladesh and avoid going on tour to Bangladesh. I am sure we don't stand to loose any thing by not playing a team of the caliber of Bangladesh.

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    situatation in pakistn is not safe, if it was we wouldn't even play BCB. like BCCI tries to stay away from them.

  • saintsinister on December 31, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    PCB really should drop this subject now. It's clear to see hypocrisy and how PCB was used.. Take it in your stride and learn from it. We really don't need to be playing with Bangladesh anyways. You only get better by playing against competitive teams like SA, England or Australia etc. Playing against one hit wonders and once in a blue moon winning teams to get your batting averages up or bowling wickets column better wont help to win series abroad the subcontinental pitches. Instead of UAE, PCB should really invest in Canada or USA as a home ground. Propogate more T20s and 3 teams competitions over there. It will be a financial boost and amazing introduction of the Game to this huge market.

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    Really disappointed to see the lengths both the boards are going. Security situation here is Pakistan is not perfect and in my opinion we shouldn't be inviting teams as yet. I strongly back Zaka Ashraf for his efforts to bring international cricket back but it would be more suitable if we focus on improving our relations with the other boards as of yet. As far as BPL is concerned, Pakistani players should not be sent there irrespective of BD tours Pakistan or not. If BCB is so inclined to have our players participate in BPL, they should return the favor to Pakistan as well. I don't support this policy but whom are we fans kidding here. Give and take is how things work in real world. You can't send you team here , we won't send our players. Simple! No hard feelings for the BD people here. We have had very good relations and we would like to keep it that way. This is just white collar politics that goes between the boards. Cricket is not a gentleman's game anymore its a game of benifits

  • zunaid003 on December 31, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    @Atiq Chowdhury: Bangladeshi players get huge amount playing cricket in context of Bangladesh. Brother, we have the money to hire any international player to play any of our domestic league. Bangladesh slowly not only becoming cricket giants but also economic giants very soon.

  • Sajid111 on December 31, 2012, 15:14 GMT

    Who are Bangladesh? ....NOBODY!!! They are trying to make themselves look more important and big player in international. News flash you guys are nothing, I rank Zimbabwe higher than Bengladesh.

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Finally its a great decision come from BCB...PCB offers the presidential security that they r also concern about their security..It nice to see the match against Rival like not in the land of hell(PAk)...Now PCB may be stop their players to play BPL..Bt whts else the place whre they can send their players to stop begging & make ur land safe first!!!!!!!!!

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    @zunaid003 - Waqar lives in sydney because his wife is Ausi, Malik lives in Dubai bcz he is married to Sania Mirza and they can't live in either India or Pakistan and Mushtaq Ahmed is England's bowling coach. Use your brains before drawing conclusions!!

  • ArnabAditya on December 31, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    Bangladesh cricket Board made a brave and just decision. We do not want the recurrence of the incident happened with Srilanka. If Pakistan is a safe place now(though that does not appear in the news media) why they are playing against likes of Australia & others in neutral venue? It is not duty of Bangladesh to strive for bringing cricket back in Pakistan. And talking of QUALITY opposition, How could pakistanis' forget the Asia Cup? Alas! so,short lived memory.

  • Blueangle on December 31, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    @ zunaid003: Dude! Waqar lives in Australia because his wife was Australian national when they got married. Salqlain, Mushtaq and Azhar mahmood live in Englan after they retired or were not part of the team. shoaib Malik lives in Dubai because he married to Sania and they agree to live in Dubai. Now let me tell you who is still in Pakisan, Imran khan, Javid Miandad, zaheer abbas, Hanif muhammd, wasim akram, Ramiz raja, amir sohail, Saeed anwar,.... and 180 million pakistanis. You should be ashamed of yourself for cherry picking and twisting the facts

  • answertoyou on December 31, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    To Zunaid, Cricketers are human being as well free to live anywhere.

  • TheRisingTeam on December 31, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    Good move and we should forget about Pakistan Cricket altogether as Bangladesh Cricket is on the rise and a lot of people are worried about it. I wonder why they even invited a weaker team in the first place? hmmm...interesting anyway not our problem Pakistan are having issues with safety and all that we don't care. Don't feel too angry or down Pakistan its only Bangladesh waste of time anyway please ask teams like England and Australia so we can see for ourselves :D

  • on December 31, 2012, 15:02 GMT

    Bangladesh has every right to NOT tour Pakistan. Pakistan has every right NOT to send its players to BPL. Those who think BPL would do good business WITHOUT Pakistani players are more than welcome NOT to include our players. These meaningless t20 leagues (IPL, BPL, SLPL) should be scrapped altogether and we should have proper 3/5 test series among the 8 test playing countries. Just that we are on the same page, let me reiterate that we Pakistanis don't want to host Bangladesh irrespective of the security situation. This meaningless tour would help nobody. Our record against BD team stands as 29 consecutive wins and we don't want to play them anymore. Waste of time and money.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    PCB should not send Pakistani Players to BPL as nobody else is interested to watch Bangladeshi club level players in BPL

  • Inzi329 on December 31, 2012, 14:54 GMT

    Thanks to our Bangladeshi's brothers for the nice reward for our efforts to get them the test status. I am not ruling out BCCI hand in this. Sri Lanka would probably be the first team to visit Pakistan. I am switching to Sri Lanka as my second favorite team :)

  • CriticallyCricket on December 31, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    Both Countries are at fault!

    Bangladesh more so as it should not have promised Pakistan; especially considering things were very bad at the time of the DEAL....compared to taday where there are incidents but mainly in specific areas! GOES to show they were DESPERATE for the ICC Role....

    As for Pakistan, they should not force or beg countries especially of Bangladesh aint worth it!

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    Very bad. Bangladeshi team shd have coperated. Cricket is not lasting, relationship are.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:51 GMT

    well, that's a good sign. I kept saying it again and again that no top team will visit Pakistan anyway even if BD did come so it makes PCB's task a bit clear. Even tough we are really ashmed to Lanka but they seem like the team who will break ice, not in 2,3 years but after 5,10 years may b.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:51 GMT

    @Farhan Haque : My dear Sir BD is has no rating in Test Cricket as the have 9 points. To call them a minnow is unfair to minnows and for sure it will insult the minnows.

    In ODI's I would love to see a 5match series between BD and Afghanistan, who will take not much time in overhauling the BD record. Its a team comming up fast. IF BD really want to be a contender at test level, they need to send their national team to Quaid-e-Azam trophy to learn a thing or two.

  • zunaid003 on December 31, 2012, 14:46 GMT

    @ Ash Sharif: Plz show some respect to your heroes, they were runner-up in '99 world cup. You are claiming that your players have habit to lose matches before the game started.Where does Mushtaque Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Waqar Younis lived this days???? I dont need to study pakistani cricket, these names are enough for me.

  • Syed-Ali-Shamshad on December 31, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    @ Iktiar Rahman

    Pakistan Cricket team visited Srilanka during the Tamil Tiger Cold War.......

    *** Respect ***

  • NiazK on December 31, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    Poor Pakistan, no one wants to play there. Banned from IPL, now not going to BPL. I hope some other nation plays there but thats not likely to happen in the next 10-15 years.

  • Crikoot on December 31, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    I would like to draw attention of the fans,writers,supporters, irrespective of their attitude,taste,ability to see the big picture and blind bias. Few points to reflect: 1. BCB should have kept their commitment instead driven by politics. 2. PCB made a big mistake using BPL in exchange of Pak tour. 3. Pak supporters and fans should know some history, especially; atrocities done by Pak armies. Pakistan should officially apologize to Bangladesh for that crime in 1971. 4. PCB support to BCB should be acknowledged with gratitude but it should not be a automatic "Yes"... 5. Most of the Bangladeshi still like Pak cricketers. 6. Country is bigger than cricket. 7. WI once a formidable cricket power but as a country would you like to be WI (question to Pak fans) 8. Both BD or Pak supporters should stop shallow and meaningless expression of frustration and demean each other - some others would love that.

  • hqureshi78 on December 31, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    If Pak were losing both T20 and the first one-day against India then Secruity Risk would be less for Bangladesh.

  • Syed-Ali-Shamshad on December 31, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    *** PCB Commitments *** Mustafa Kamal elected the VP of ICC + BPL was a hit mainly due to Pakis presence.

    *** BCB Commitments *** Tour to Pakistan = Even after 1 year they have not confirmed it..... . . . Difference is self explanatory.... PCB should not allow Pakis to play in BPL-2... Thats it....

    Regards, Ali

  • Fearless_Greens on December 31, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    I think now PCB should boycott the BPL and compensate the Pakistani players who were supposed to take part in the league. Pakistan should severe all cricketing ties with BD for the next 5 years. BD cricket board, fans and some members of the team need to grow up. They must understand that at international level when you make a commitment you honor it. For me as a Pakistani fan BCCI is much better than BCB. At least they are not hypocrites. They make lame excuses but they stick to it. At first BCCI does not commit but when they commit they fulfill it. We showed a lot of respect to BD team effort and always backed them when they are not playing against Pakistan. But from now onward I do not care whether they win or lose. They dont deserve to be a test playing nation not because of their poor performance but because of their attitude. I believe their performance can be improved but attitude is something that requires some long time.

  • Farrukh.91. on December 31, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    PCB kindly dont issue NOC for BPL to any of the player, either the gold category or whatsoever, as simple as it! If we can stop our players from playing BBL, whats the worth of BPL then.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    A true pakistani fan, but i don't think playing cricket in pakistan is more important then Bangladashi players. I also belive that PCB should not be arm twisting anyone to visit, irrespective of security situatation.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    Don't know what's wrong with PCB's thinking?? They should send the team to SAF earlier and try to arrange an extra 3 day game before the first test so the team can get climatise and perform reasonably well, playing Bangladesh on Lahore's flat tracks in an ODI or T20 will benifit no one.

    Saffers series should be their main priority right now and please stop inviting Bangladesh or Zimbabwe, instead concentrate on arranging test matches on neutral venues till situation in the country improves.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:24 GMT

    "We know the consequences, they may not want to send their players to the Bangladesh Premier League and our Dhaka leagues. They will probably not want to help us or support us."

    HAHAHAH its a disgrace going back on your word, why should PCB send their players to make their league successful and yet have our stadiums empty, i m pretty sure if Ban-Gali (s) players are involved in PPL they might not even come soo their is no use of even talking to them...

  • answertoyou on December 31, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    BCB has right to say no to tour Pak but is this wise choice, time will tell. But I do not think security in Lahore was big issue. Disappointed but suggesting PCB should learn from this. Aewahid, we have no problem playing afghanistan or others as we love cricket. where Do you see your cricket in next 10 years?chance for any test ranking point or a test win? agree wtih Shazli 100%.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    more loss is to Bangladesh cricket than Pakistan cricket, teams will visit Pakistan if not so early then in 10-15 years for sure, but this coward behaviour will hurt Bangladesh cricket as there standard is already lower than any test playing nation's street cricket , and now we should recommend ICC to take back test status of Bangladesh, they have won only 2 tests in hell of 12 years, even Ireland will perform better than them, Afghanistan is rated much higher

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    Thanks BCB for the wise decision! nothing can be more important than security of BD team. It is funny how Pakistani people reacted! Tell me honestly would ur team visit any country that have so horrible security???? U can call whatever u like ..but to us BD team is our pride , we are wont let anything to happen to ur team! CLEAR ???

  • Tamimfan on December 31, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    please look at this match. bangladesh team having 10 international players couldnt defeat a local team in which 10 players have not played any first class match. really lol.

  • wisal.khan on December 31, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    @Farhan Haque ... I am sure we will have no problem playing with Afghanistan, cos they have proved that they are much better side than yours, in all respects. they have skills and they are hardworking. again its a matter of time only.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    we dont need bangla desh team in pakistan we need quality team like australia ,england srilanka ,newzeland bcz pakistni team is a quality team.........

  • jantrikunmad on December 31, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    good decision by bcb. pakistan is not safe.

  • Tamimfan on December 31, 2012, 14:07 GMT

    have a look at this tournament to know exactly why bangladesh is called third class club team.. haha they cant beat third string association teams lolz.

  • cescfabregas09 on December 31, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    I think PCB should concentrate on their domestic set up rather thn asking a B grade team BD for the tour..... BD touring Pak wont be that great too.....Even a domestic team as weak as Quetta will beat them with an innings....So PCB should wait and strengthen their own demestic setup....which is already producing results like M Irfan and Shehzad

  • OptimusPrimal on December 31, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    Good to know that BCB has some sense not to send a team to Pakistan. Being a Pakistani it hurts me a lot to say this, but right now Pakistan is not a good place for teams to visit. On top of that general elections are expected in a few months time and most of our security apparatus will be engaged. PCB should wait at least a year before they ask for other teams to visit. As far as BPL is concerned, our players should not retract themselves. Sending our players to Bangladesh will only add to the goodwill that has developed between the two nations. Restricting Pakistani players to play in BPL will only create divisiveness and nothing positive will come out of this.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    lolz Pakistan fans look angry and upset but sorry in the end, the board has made a wise decision and security has gotten worse in Pakistan I'm sorry to say. Go ahead, pull your pak players out from 10th grade league, 11 etc because its them who is missing out on the money and according to my knowledge, they are not allowed to play in IPL and to show your board that blackmailing will not work on us. Also we don't care if Pak players are not playing in BPL as our fans want to see our players not yours. Please go ahead inviting 'better' teams like Ireland etc so we can see GOOD LUCK!!! :D :P

  • Tamimfan on December 31, 2012, 14:03 GMT

    and no need of bpl for our players.. bcci has said they will allow pak players in ipl this year. so big lol at bpl. lets see how much big flop bpl becomes this year. and how many bangla players are in ipl? one!! hahaha shows where exactly they stand among top teams

  • masam85 on December 31, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    Bangladesh has a very short term memory concerning all the favours Pakistan has bestowed on them...their great friend India has never toured them, yet Pakistan has. Is it becuase the Pakistani team is not welcome elsewhere, NO, its becuase its a show of good faith. BCB needs to wake up and pay their dues. PCB supported them in the ICC, its their time to man-up and pay-back. This is how adults tend to do business. As for Mr.Farhan Haque's suggestion of Pakistan inviting Afghanistan, the way Bangla cricket is progessing, maybe you would be hardpressed to pose Afghanistan a challenge in 2-3 years. Pakistan needs to stop supporting Bangladesh cricket, which prefers to sit in the BCCI's lap in hopes of affection, and start offcial mentoring of Afghanistan.

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    For a very long time, Bangladesh cricket's only friend was Pakistan, and a lot many who wants to see Bangladesh test status stripped. Looks like BCP management is hell bent to get rid of the only friend :)

  • WickyRoy.paklover on December 31, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    Honestly speaking i have nevr liked bangla 4 obvious reasons,simply i have never found their crickt worth interesting or watching,so i would certainly not lose my sleep ovr their decision,my reaction would have been same even if they had decided to visit us.BT I WANT TO MAKE ALL BD PEOPLE REALIZE TO D FACT THAT BPL WOULD LOSE ALL ITS LUSTRE N CHARM,THATS 4 SURE

  • on December 31, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    Yes, Pakistan is still unsafe and the conditions haven't improved much since terrorist attack on innocent Sri Lankan team, but Bangladesh have played a cruel joke with PCB which is actually very sad for the Pakistan supporters.

  • Prelude on December 31, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    Well, all of sudden, Bangladesh turns to a minnow to the fellow pakistanis! Interesting. Grapes are sour. Grapes are sour. & Grapes are sour. Good luck for a better and improved security.

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    To the PAK's fans if BD had made a written commitment then it have GOT to be honored but time has not gone away.. make your security up to that level so that people could visit your land, And pls remind that Last time BD went to tour there for a 5 match ODI series when nobody wanted to go....dont forget that. Pakistani's should be grateful to BD. FOr the test status of BD Pakistan has almost no role to it. All Asian team supported BD and it was Dalmia...and Mr.Saber Hossain (BCB president of that time).. who have done the most for our test status...And also pls note BD voted for Ehsan mani to be ICC president.

  • wisal.khan on December 31, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    @Romansoul23 ... Pakistani players should withdraw by themselves from BPL. Let their BPL be successful or not, that is their business, not ours. It should be a stance on country's pride. Its no more a matter of money, BCB is playing with somebody's backing !!!

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    Hahaaaa...paper tiger, dat sums up everything

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    Really disappointing decision by bcb. They should remember that pcb help them to gain test status. I really appreciate srilankan board for always supporting us. I can't see any future for BPL without Pakistani Players. Even indian crowd also missing pakistani players in IPL too. Afrid, Nasir, Imran, Abdul Razzaq and Ahmed shehzad are one of the best T20 Cricketers. BPL league you will miss them all!

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:47 GMT

    No probz.. Just like they agreed to visit before BPL auction, and have gone back on their commitment, PCB should then revoke NOC for its players to play in BPL. Simple

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    @ zunaid003 where did u get this information Mr Zunaid, would you be kind enough to let us know the source of you stupid new?????? " most of the pakistani star players made their residence outside pakistan??? Many Pakistani great player opted for other developed countries citizenship." Saqlain and Azhar are now British Citizens and have their familes in UK. Both Play county as local player. They do not play for Pakistan. Please get yr facts right. Stop yr malicious propaganda. Definitely things are not good in Pakistan, thats why they are asking for a team to visit Pakistan which is Last in ICC ranking has 0 points in last 15 matches with rating of 0. In other words they are asking for a 3rd rate team only due to law and order situation and one small matter of written agreement

  • tushar35 on December 31, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    @Zahidsaltin, My hats off to you. You have really earned my respect. That is our problem; we criticize others but very few times seek the living devils inside our body and mind. We never criticize ourselves and have no respect for others. If the entire Pakistani citizen would think like you, there wouldn't be any separation; we could stay as one nation. Pakistani fans should realize that there is millions of Pakistan cricket fans are in Bangladesh. They cheer for every Pakistan victory and gets emotional for any loss. That is the reality and a million dollar question, if Bangladesh visits Pakistan, would other countries visit Pakistan as well? Or Pakistan can make other nations visit Pakistan?

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    @zunaid003 for your information all the Pakistani players do live in Pakistan, don't make nonsense statements, none of current Pakistani team member has opted for developed countries citizenship. thats true that not only Pakistani players many others do play T20 leagues, but it does not mean that they are poor, our players are much more richer than yours. there is bright future for Pakistanies in Pakistan, see Pakistani Teams performance.....if your country can make BPL successful why they chose 30+ players from Pakistan.

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    We in Pakistan "should simply accept the fact that right now Pakistan is a dangerous place to be" in. The alternative suggestion to play BD in BD as Pakistan's "home tour" is good. The stadiums will be packed. Both teams and their Boards will make money!

  • Sulaimaan91 on December 31, 2012, 13:40 GMT

    It might be the correct decision to not tour Pakistan as I feel the security still hasnt improved but its really funny that some Bengali fans are making use of this to provide some really twisted arguments. Pak wanting Bang to tour is only as a symbolic gesture to persuade the rest of the top countries because the results a pretty obvious with a team like Bang.As Bengali fans, you better be worried about your own skin as I dont think the top countries are going to tolerate for long Bang's continuous failures on the international stage esp. at Test level. @zunaid003 All Pak players in the current team live inside the country while majority of ex-players are also still in the country.Pak players have and earn millions more than the Bengal players can even dream of, just watch out for this years IPL auction.

  • faizan_feroz on December 31, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    @ehmer german bro after reading these comments do u think tthat bds will go and watch pak matches , uae has pakisatanis and indians who love cricket especially competitive cricket !

  • Romansoul23 on December 31, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    What I expect now is our players to withdraw from BPL by themselves. As a die hard sports fan, I am sad to say this but they say"Tit for tat." Only time will tell if Pakistan is safe for visiting teams or not but Bangladesh cricket is going to suffer for sure.

  • Pak_alldway on December 31, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    LOL! I am sure if we are talking about paper's tigers.because tigers neva get afraid of challenges.Hats off to BD for calling themselves tigers.fuuny ppl

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    Well...BD is why u all pakis r so upset abt bd is not touring....i suggest all the pakis ,if u wanted to play intrntl match in pak ,then play with Afganistan...the only fight u should be concerned abt is the fight with far as BPL concerns it is pak player who will raise voice against pcb if they r not allowed....after all its their way of earning sm money...

  • AttiqChowdry on December 31, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    @zunaid003 do you know how much Pakistani player get for playing one day match and how much BD player for that. can you please provide me list of pakistani player that moved outside country. BD never produce player like Pakistan. May be you never looked past history . it was Pakistan who help BD to get test status.

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    Continued from before. Also PCB should consider USA or Canada besides England (again) or South Africa or Australia even New Zeland to play the "Home" games. Meaning they can give live performances everywhere in the world and PCB can really collect a good bounty from all these tours. Organize T20 Tournaments in Canada invite, India and Australia. In these trying circumstances, we the Pakistanis are deprived of good news. Whenever any of our sports team wins, we celebrate it as World Cup wins. Be it cricket, hockey or snooker. Bottom line is Let Us Play.

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    Well, the tour could have delighted some cricket fans in Pakistan but it people actually shouldn't get all that sad. Pakistan looses nothing if they don't play against a crap quality BD team.

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    Instead of all this talk of cutting deals here and there. I think PCB should simply accept the fact that right now Pakistan is a dangerous place to be. Yes the international players won't go to the highly sensitive areas and yes they will be provided with the best security but the whole country is in a grip of violence. Somewhere on a lesser scale and somewhere on a greater scale. Being said that, life still goes on in Pakistan. People go to work, come back, enjoy time with family, however there remains a fear in the background. So in the current situation PCB should consider making friends with BCB and use both UAE and Bangladesh for their "home" tours. In fact PCB is missing a chance to make a lot of money. In Bangladesh, they will have a sell outs between Pakistan and India or Pakistan and Australia, even Pakistan and England or South Africa will be quite attractive. UAE on the other hand has a lot of Pakistani diaspora and all those always come to Pakistan games. to be continued

  • AttiqChowdry on December 31, 2012, 13:19 GMT

    I don't understand why PCB wants to play with BD. BD team is below average team in this world. I think even Pakistan any club team will win against BD team. . They used PCB for their BPL. Without Pakistani player BPL will have no future. I think we should not play with BD team at any level.

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    :Zunaid003: Could you please let me know where did you get the information of Pakistani players getting developed countries citizenship? The people they did they have families outside like Saqlain and Azhar. Please stop propagating and think wisely that whatever your cricket it is down to Pakistan who give the match away in 1999 to get you TEST status which I believe you still do not deserve!!

  • faizan_feroz on December 31, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    good decision by bcb . security is not gud these days in our part of the world ! the problem is with bd fans they are living in a world of dreams they r still not able to stand up in the cricket world and they r thnking of big leaps ! also i am against pak plys not going into bpl as this wud financially cost bcb very much and once again more than half of the cricketers will remain unpaid ! bcb rich yes , influential : NO ! so stop commenting abt pak cricket cox it will take u decades to match even the current pak team !

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    thank god, us spectators are spared the agony of another one-sided cricket series, and bd is spared the humiliation of being thrashed once more

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    so what changed in 14 days? why they even said in first place that they want to visit Pakistan .........! this is serious international Pakistani players in BPL.....and no tour of Bangladesh in next 5 to 10 years......we will remember for a long time that when were in a trouble who was with us and who was against.............!bye bye

  • wisal.khan on December 31, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    Its not a matter of visiting Pakistan or not, its a matter of commitment and then backing off. BCB knows very well how Pakistan help them in the past but they can simply refuse and then commit. Time never remain the same always. We have great respect for Sri Lankan cricket and their players.

  • Behind_the_Wicket on December 31, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    I think we are brave people those are living in this piece of Earth where tigers feels fear to come. BCB can't keep his promise we are well-aware about this.

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Thanks BCB for sparing us from watching low quality of cricket, I agree with pcb for using "BPL" as bargaining chip, Board prior responsibility is to make money for the board, if Bangladesh is unwilling to support us in that cause then we should do the same, after all its nothing personal, just business.

  • on December 31, 2012, 13:04 GMT

    huh my bangali bro.... we dont want a match like pogo b\w pak nd Bng i will agree with Akhter that Bangladesh is looosing a good freind in the form of PCB

  • zunaid003 on December 31, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    Very good & bold decision by BCB. Why Bangladeshi players risk their life in pakistan, where most of the pakistani star players made their residence outside pakistan??? Many Pakistani great player opted for other developed countries citizenship. Any developed country think twice to provide visa if you visit Pakistan. The world knows very well the situation in pakistan. In case of BPL we Bangladeshies are enough to make it successful.Those Pakistani players came to Bangladesh to earn money, those poor guys have to support their families. Because after their career over they know they have very hazy future in pakistan.

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    Not at all Pakistan's loss. On the contrary, this will deprive a minnow team from gaining experience and exposure against a world class team. Although, I understand the security concern expressed by the Bangladesh board. Why did they then commit in the first place? Also, this isn't the first time that such a commitment was made. This cat and mouse game must end by the Bangladesh cricket board. This is going to hurt cricket relations between both nations if that isn't already the case. I understand the anomosity between Bangladesh and Pakistan, but both must take responsibility and show maturity.

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    Why not PCB stop visiting countries like BD , they don't deserve cricket from Pakistan - I am glad they are not visiting Pakistan, this land require respect , not hatred !

  • Akhter786 on December 31, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    if bcb is now backtracking due to security reasons then it is all good and all wrong, fans on both side should know thay yes security situation is bad but when had it improved since years that BCB got themselves committed for a tour , it is a cheeky question now to go or not to go but in all possible ways it is damaging both countries cricket and hurting both sides fans pak is hurt becoz they feel betrayed and bangladesh in manyways equally!!!!!

    There should be some priden honour for a committment and if u lack that will then there is no need for an unconditional committment in first place

    In short cricket should not be preconditioned or used as a tool of politics n diplomacy it can have serious repurcussions specially in Subcontinent where it is more than a game nd more than a Nationalist passion

  • Usman_Jilani on December 31, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    I think this is all a pride thing. Bangalis are probably thinking "wait a minute, there are no other teams visiting, so why should we visit." That's the problem the world has today. They status isn't going to be lowered if they visit. Since the World Cup in 1999 they haven't moved a bit and they need all the practice they can get. Peace!

  • Baundele on December 31, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    @ Zahidsaltin, you have talked with lot of commonsense. Thanks.

  • Wah0003 on December 31, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    Thanks God that BCB refused. Who would want to see them playing?

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    @Baundele..thanks... We all who loves cricket are willing to see a tour but not at the cost of our players security. If Pakistan is safe to Play why ICC not sending Match officials and Security plan from their side coz they know there are still some problem in Pakistan.

  • Purbo23 on December 31, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    What a relief!!! I personally want to stay away from Pakistan with every issues. Besides, it is not the question of Bangladesh cricket quality, it is a matter of security here. We, the people of Bangladesh are not feeling safe in touring Pakistan. But still, don't make a commitment which you can't keep. It is BCB after all.

  • Lenin.Noman on December 31, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    Baundele Said, "Guys, Pakistani players are playing in the BPL for money, not for charity." Thanks BCB for this decision.

  • TopOrder_ on December 31, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    PCB wanted Bangladesh to have a HALF chance that Maybe other teams will start touring Pakistan, which im sure would not have worked. And yes when i say PCB i mean PCB, NOT Pakistani citizen or govt.

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:38 GMT

    Enough is enough... now PCB has to take decision they shouldn't give NOC to thier players to participate in BPL.

  • TopOrder_ on December 31, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    First of all I would like to thank Mr. Nazmul Hassan for saving us time by playing minnow Bangladesh, i prefer watching Cartoons on TV over Pak VS Bangla match. and there will be Tit for Tat for sure, lets wish Bangla can find any place to play cricket other then their own backyard. Best wishes for Minnows!

  • Prelude on December 31, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    TO ALL PAKISTANIS: Pakistan is not a safe country, even for its own countrymen. Last couple of days, there were bombing and attacks on Soldiers and even ministers died in these attacks. How can you assure our players safety, when your place is not safe. Make your place better and save, everyone will go there. And BPL won't be that much hurt if Pak players disagree to play here. Its their loss...not ours.

  • Akhter786 on December 31, 2012, 12:28 GMT

    as the old saying goes a friend in need is a friend indeed" i appreciate Srilankan board was more friendly than BCB even after their players were almost killed, but they sorted out that matter in a best possible way

    Good times tests you and Bad times test who ur friends are!

    it is as simple as that

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    Thanks God Bangalis are not coming. I don't wanna see poor quality cricket being played in Pakistan. Sometimes people don't deserve respect but still we keep giving them respect same is the case of BCB.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 31, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    I am a Pakistani but I oppose PCB's stand on this matter. Allowing players to play BPL, national team visiting BD or proposing Mr. Kamal as the next president of ICC should not be attached to Bangladesh playing in Pakistan. We have no right to blackmail other nations and press them to visit Pakistan. No one should be pressurized to visit pakistan unless security situation gets better. When we can't safeguard our airports, military installations, police stations, intelligence headquarters and other sensitive places then why take risk by having BD playing there. And then if BD do visit, would it make other bigger nations visit pakistan?? of course NO.

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    Good decision BCB ....we don't want to go country like pakistan , where a minister killed with so called 'presidential security'

    to paki friend , if you guys thing we minnows & are not good to play cricket...then why you are so crazy to invite us on your country? just don't invite us like INDIA doing .do you think we are Guinea pig to test your country security?

  • Akhter786 on December 31, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    well this will not benefit Bangladesh at all as far as pakistan is concerned they havent had any home crckt for three or more yrs now but they are better than what they were, only Bangladesh is loosing a good friend in international cricket diplomacy,

    security concerns are there but where they aren't?

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:21 GMT

    Sakib, Tamim, Musfiq , mashrafee and all national Team Player with 1st Division Players are Enough for BPL. This is not Necessary to Invite Pakistani Players. Pakistani Players will damage our nice league. So, Plz don't invite them BCB.

  • syed.1984 on December 31, 2012, 12:21 GMT

    If Security was BD Cricket main concern then what's the point of first giving green signal then backing off.. It's better not to allow Pak Lions to BD as Bangladesh is also not safe to play.. Any way just checking the history.. Is Bangladesh wins any Cup?? or they only have Tea Cup... :)

  • Cricket_Man on December 31, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    Betrayal after betrayal. The issue isn't of them coming or not. No one in Pakistan would be interested in two dull matches. But,the issue is that of commitment. It means that you have to oblige by what you say otherwise your words won't have value in future. Don't commit if you don't want to come.

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    BPL bbbyeeee there no fan of bpl in pakistan thanks to BCB :D

  • Cricblogger on December 31, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    @WeeBee, no final commitment is final when it comes to BCB. They have made so many commitments and broken them. I don't know what you mean when you say that "if BCB should gives final commitment".

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    First of all to all my Pakistani friends, if they think that Pakistan is not safe then let them stay where they are...we don't need them to play us anyway..if we play Bangladesh then it would be better for them...but they think that they have become a strong team and no team can beat them as they used to which is utter rubbish and we will surely see how they fare when they play in future...and i agree that situation is bad in Pakistan but its not bad everywhere...and if its a written commitment then it should be fulfilled...and @ram say that icc should ban a team who visits pakistan,well ok if its security concerns then alrite..but why should pakistan players be banned from playing in leagues outside pakistan ?? our players dont play in ipl and they have no worries...we dont need to play in bpl as they need us to play in bpl...our players also play all around the world and teams are more then willing to take pakistani players which offcourse makes you jealous...

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:12 GMT

    I can not understand what was the public pressure..BCB is very immature in their all decisions till date. Prothom Alo poll said more than 50% want that BD travel Pakistan with full security...Some teenagers or some fancy facebook groups just made a small protest then organization like BCB should go back from their stance. We should not forget that before making a decision BCB should analysis every situations...Surely there are some politics going on. Definitely BCB did all that drama only for sake of BPL to ensure Pakistani players participation.

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:07 GMT

    Let stop criticizing each other. BCB have taken a step that is half good & half bad.

    - The good part is that they took this step for safety of their players... - The bad part is the late denial of touring Pakistan...

    I personally belief that PCB shouldn't allow their players to participate in BPL. Neither BPL is 3rd grade nor there is any intention to fail BPL.

    BCB's handling of this issue has certainly put a dent on Pak-Ban bilateral relation. BCB has proved to be an immature board.

    Last but not the least Pakistan's Lahore Lions or Karachi dolphins e.t.c. are with no doubt better than Bangladesh's National team. My this stance is backed by individual player & team's statistics.

    So keep emotions aside & back your analysis on statistical grounds.

  • dustmizer on December 31, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    In tough times you know who your friends are. These are tough times for Pak. I am so pleased to see despite everything Pak team is holding it's own against bigger teams, in thier own backyards. But for Bangladesh, brothers you will always remain small by your actions and your deeds. I am simply amazed that PCB is putting so much effort in this drama - needs to stop now. No need to invite and the players should not be given any clearance for BPL. It seems from everything that has happened Indian are more sympathetic to our plight. Dustmizer

  • on December 31, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    yesssss um so happy that Bangladesh are not going to Pakistan to play cricket. Its not worth to risk the life of the player. Pakistan and India now becoming more friendly so they should try to convince india to go pakistan. The life of Bangladeshi cricketer are not cheap. As PCB threatened they wont allow pakistani player in BPL if bangladesh reject to play in pakistan then be it. The whole criicketing world will the the real face of pakistan form inside.

  • Baundele on December 31, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    Guys, Pakistani players are playing in the BPL for money, not for charity. The IPL does not take them, Big Bash almost overlooks them. So, these players will only lose the opportunity of earning some money in order to satisfy the Board's ego. Bangladeshi fans love cricket no matter if Pakistani players are playing or not. So, all BPL matches will be sold out for sure.

  • jaffers1 on December 31, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    I have not seen any nation that has no standing in any sport but deceive themselves that they are good in Cricket. ICC should strip them of the full membership. They are Worthless and has already attained the lowest with most miserable record in all formats. However, they can be made associate member but no way a Test playing nation.

  • Solid_Snake on December 31, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    Please dont coome..We dont need you

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    @Zahidul_Mustakim : finally some sense and maturity! Thank you!as for the U-turn, whatever you guys can do, we can do better :P

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    Bangladesh Team does not need Pakistani Supporters like @Abdul Majid...U forgot..Bangladeshis have always supported Pakistan team from their heart..We have all the right to pull out of it due to security of our players.. We dont want Shakib and Tamim to get hurt like Mahela and Sanga did..

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    A good decision by BCB at the end of the is not safe at all to go there.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    no country in this world is safe

  • asiacricket1234 on December 31, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    I don't really understand from where Pakistani fan got this idea that they supported BD when nobody did or gave them the test status. Pakistan has almost no role to it. All Asian team supported BD and it was Dalmia who have done the most for our test status. TBH its Bangladesh cricket that is helping Pakistan. Last time BD went to tour there for a 5 match ODI series when nobody wanted to go. BD club cricket are a source of income for Pakistani player. Even now when even Zimbabwe don't wanna go atleast BD is trying to get a tour. Pakistani's should be grateful to them. People who are saying that they don't want minnow BD in their country fair enough mate how about you get other nation to play there its not like BD stopping u from that. I think BCB need to take strong action against Mustafa for giving such promise to PCB. Just bcz of his own gain he put life of other in danger this is hideous :@

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    I think pak players will be in loosing side. They do not play IPL and Bd is one of the source of earning money. I hope the relation between PCB and BCB does not go wrong now. it will be bad for both country's cricket.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    i think everyone should just calm down, this is just not surprising , this happened before also , the BCB is just making fools of themselves in front of the whole cricketing world by first making a commitment and then backing out of it, not just but twice, it is more funnier because they used this as a bargaining chip, pakistani players should just boycott playing in Bangladesh that's it,

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    Mr Mostafa Kamal should give back his vise presidency of ICC. only for his personal reason lots of drama is happening. Neither players nor PCB and BCB is responsible for this problem..It is a shame for BD cricket..may be security issue would not be so big in Mostafa kamal did not commit in that manner. It is true that Pakistan helped us in many ways for developing BD cricket from back 1999.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. I think you people's forget how Pakistan help u to bring in International cricket. I think Pakistan cricket board give u same status like Indian cricket board to not allow to play a match in their country. Btw why Pakistan board is trying to bring a team like Bangladesh ? I think its better to play few but with good teams. Our players will not learn when they will play lower teams like Bangladesh. It is time to not beg to some 1 who don't deserve it. Better play outside with good quality teams at least our players will learn some thing. Let them (Bangladesh) alone to play cricket with West indies or Zimbabwe or Netherland. To make good records. Please stop to send our players to Bangladesh to play their Drama league.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    BCB should learn how to speak out their mind at first place and be more professional. BCB is responsible for making it a whole mess. and whoever saying BD team is a third class team are pure stupid.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    Yeah but remember you are playing Test matches because strong request from your government resulted in Pakistan's defeat in 1992 WC match against your team. BCB is behaving as if they are not minnows any more. Pakistan wanted a minnow team to start foreign tours but we should also look towards other minnows as BD is completely sold out to its bigger neighbor.

  • Mad_for_Shakib on December 31, 2012, 11:44 GMT

    Diz time Bangjadesh cricket board palyed well. No need pakistani

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    its better to arrange one Faysal Bank T20 league in Pakistan instead of going BPL the third class cricket "

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    We, the bangladeshis cant give our life for the sake of pak cricket.

  • CrICkeeet on December 31, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    Ban is in a hard puzzling situation..........i dont want dat bd wil go 2 pak now, pak is still not safe 4 cricket, evn dey cant giv their minister d security........... bt if pak not coming bpl then honestly it could mayb slowly d end of d bpl nd i'm afraid (though i dont want dat it bcoms true) its going 2 happened......... bt i dont know whats d solution 4 bd team 2 get rid of this situation now....

  • Zahidul_Mustakim on December 31, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    I don't support this Bangladesh tour to Pakistan at all. This will put the life of our players at risk. But BCB should have considered the security situation before giving that written commitment. I think Mr. Mustafa kamal traded the life of our player for his ICC post and gave that commitment, he fooled PCB, all for his personal gain. He is such a dishonest person.He should be asked by BD govt. to step down from that ICC post which he achieved by giving that commitment, thus this commiment will no longer be valid. He has made the relationship between two test playing nation sour. Dear Pakistani fans, please understand that as terorists once attacked the touring players, they will again take that chance untill they are completely eliminated. And remember before you say that Bangladesh is a poor team, that Pakistan narrowly escaped defeat in asia cup final. even you pakistanis praised Bangladeshi cricket team then, now why this U-turn?

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    @ Sidratul Muntaha Choudhury. By the way what is Bangla record against Pakistan apart from that "CHARITY MATCH of World Cup 99".. It was a big mistake on behalf of Pakistan to let enter such a mediocre team into the cricketing fraternity. Bangladesh has achieved nothing in cricket for which, we Pakistani should feel sour grapes.....

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    bangladeshi,s should remember that their side , and their league are the worst ... and we (pakistanis) have no regret on missing out on both of them ........ to hell with this small side , we,ll bring australia or india to paki land .

  • Anwar-Lara on December 31, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    That gud we dun wanna play them any ways ... I wish PCB would have never helped them in getting the test status because simply they dun deserve it.. Minnows will always be minnows....

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    Bangladeshi fans : pakistan trolled!! ha ha ha ha ha...ha ha ha ha.... pakistani fans : lets play galli cricket instead... !!!

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    Regarding the ''Commitment Issue'', during the 2011 Cricket World Cup- ICC was also committed to Pakistan to let them host World Cup Matches. But later ICC shifted their matches to other countries for Security reason. So, in the same case BCB's commitment is not the issue here. The main issue is ''Security'' which is not satisfactory at all.

  • rasel_lovebdcricket on December 31, 2012, 11:26 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi I would say BCB shouldn't make any commitment to go to pak where no one is going there . So Pakistan only try to convince us.It is BCB fault who didn't do their job properly before making any decision . Also players should not be forced to go pak where u feel nervous about security. Pak board also shouldn't play a tram card to use Bpl to pressure BCB to send team.this is also unfair.there are more politics than anything . If pak situation was good would they ever asked or force us to play in their home soil like this!!

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    We did not need them at all... today i made my mind that i will not support Bangladesh team even against India... if PCB gives NOC to players for BPL will same for us .. they are playing with over Passion...

  • Raj_guide on December 31, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    Bangladesh should NOT tour Pakistan. Whoever feels otherwise is living in a Fools paradise! With bombings and killings a matter of routine, not even local residents feels safe, what to say of foreign teams coming to Pakistan. Also, a tour is supposed to be a mix of sports and culture unlike Pakistan where even if a team comes, will be in a fortress of security ans still without guarantees.... Bangladesh, please don't come... not now at least...

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:22 GMT

    Even though as a Pakistani I agree that time has not come for us to host a cricketing nation as we have so much already on our plate due to the terrorism issue but BCB should have never used the Pakistan tour as a negotiation tool in the first place. They are the ones who put the safety of their players in jeopardy by using the tour for their personal petty gain of landing the ICC VP post. BCB has shown immaturity yet again by negotiating over player safety and BPL.

    Even now, if the tour had been planned after the BPL then they would have backed out at the last minute after securing participation of Pakistani players so in that respect PCB must ensure that the BPL doesn't get any Pakistani stars. Only Pakistani players were giving their league a sembelance of international level and it showed on BD's T20 performances also.

    Let them take the long road to success instead of helping their cause. Our players can survive without the BPL but not vice versa

  • Khan-T20 on December 31, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    ""THANKS a lot to Bangladesh"". When nobody wanted to play with Bangladesh and didnt supported them, it was PAKISTAN who extended the support to them on every forum. It was Pakistan who taught them cricket. PCB should stop any kind of support for the future.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    Funny seeing all the comments from Pak fans......shows their true nature !!

  • tigerbappu on December 31, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    Thanks to BCB for this wise decisions. Because at moment Pakistan wasn't secure place for any people.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    Blessing in disguise, now our player are free from playing 3rd class blow par t20 league

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    we will remember it Mr. Nazam. a worthless friend. a friend in need is a friend indeed.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    I understand that they (BD) are concerned about a visit to Pak but if they have made a written commitment then you have GOT to honor that. This is pure crap to be honest.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    I hope PCB also block all Pakistani players to participate in BPL

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:14 GMT

    Thank god that our players are not going to Pakistan tour because they r not safe in their country. Though I'm a fan of Pakistan team after my Bangladesh team. I think If Pak will not play BPL they should not play in Big Bash or County cricket. Without them still our BPL will Rocks............!!

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:11 GMT

    For Pak fans, Grapes are always sour, arent they?? BCB rejects to tour and now BD is a 3rd class team, lahore-karachi better than BD. Better arrange a match between lahor and karachi. And players to BPL. If they dont come sure the tourney will loose some attraction but i think loss is much greater for Pak players. I dont think they earn that much in their own league........

  • SaadRocx on December 31, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    Pak bros...calm down its time to boycott 3rd grade league BPL...even my school team can beat this minnow team.bangladesh 30/0 against pak. nuff said.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:07 GMT

    About time the BCB had some sense

  • TheBlackMonk on December 31, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    Pak are already ban in India and now self-exiled from BPL, don't know who's actually loosing. In BPL, sure there are plenty other players to fill in but the pak players are sure missing some good earning. No matter what, you won't get this anywhere else, and that's the favor you neglect always, regardless how India treats you.

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    Awesome decision.... No need to play teams like p()rkistan

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    Visit of bangladash cricket team could help PCB to convince other teams to visit Pakistan. BCB should not forget that Pakistan always have supported them in tough times. This is a tough time for Pakistan and if they can't support us know then there is no need to have relationships with BCB. We are still enjoying best cricket around, yes we are missing cricket in Pakistan but UAE has been second home to us. I hope security situation get better in Pakistan and we can start our own premier league. Pakistan should not visit now Bangladesh in near future and for sure BPL should be boycoted.

  • NAZMO-CRICKFANN on December 31, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    if u guys r saying Mr. Nazmul Hassan .has made a wise decision .. then obviously he is an unwise man cause he made an unwise decision to committ to playing in an unsafe country earlier. so the story goes

  • on December 31, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    Yes, the life of players is more important then a game. But BCB should have worked it out before getting help from Pakistan in nominating Mr. Mustafa Kamal as Vic president of ICC. BCB has simply betrayed Pakistan. Security situation for the last five years is same. It is BCB which has breached its promise just for mere Vice presidency of ICC.

  • SaadRocx on December 31, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    Thats it!!! time for retribution No Pak players in 3rd class BPL. Otherwise we,ll gonna protest and protest hard...

  • ArifIslam10 on December 31, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    Very Good and wise decision by BCB. It is just a postpone of the tour like bad weather postpone a match. Now the weather (situation) of PAK is not safe for all foreign players. So Pak govt must have to create the situation ABSOLUTELY safe for all. Even Pak armies are not safe there. BD players are not guinea pig.

  • Azooz-Afgfan on December 31, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    Now this is a kinda of discusting. Organise a ODI & T20 series with Afghanistan and they will surely come. Afghanistan is way better then Bangalis.

  • KiwiRocker- on December 31, 2012, 10:52 GMT

    The key thing in article is to note that Bangaldeshi board made a written comittment. Now if they made a written comittment without assessing the security, it was dumb decision. If they made comittment knowing the situation, they should honour it. Either way BCB is to be blamed for this farce. Now, no Pakistani player will play in BPL that will wind down like a poor man's circus show! Pakistan team will most definitely not tour B'desh in near future and Bangalis can keep playing against teams like Uganda and Kenya to improve their cricket. Keep begging to India that will never allow you a trip to India or send its players for BPL! I rate even BCCI better than BCB as BCCI atleast had a clear stance that if Indian Government allows, bilateral series will happen between India and Pak and it eventuated! B'desh board and fans owe their existance and cricket to Pakistan while Pakistan does not own anything to them!

  • CricketLoverAllTheWay on December 31, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    Bangladesh has the right to be concerned about the safety of their players. Nobody can forget what happened to the Sri Lankan cricket team. Even now so many innocent Pakistanis are dying almost on a daily basis from extremist attacks who will go to all measures just to make a point. An international touring team would definitely be a point of attention. It's a pity the series is not going ahead as planned. Granted that BD would probably have lost all the games but it would have been a valuable experience for them. BCB at the same time should not have put forwards mixed messages and getting Pakistani players involved in the BPL. However it is understandable that security situation can change from day to day. From a Pakistani point of view I guess it does not matter if the team is BD or even Kenya or Canada, they just want an international team to get Pakistan playing in front of the home crowd again and hopefully prove the security concerns wrong. Cricket is the loser.

  • KiwiRocker- on December 31, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    Baundele : Your comments are typical of a Bangldeshi fan. You have been begging BCCI for 12 years for a visit to India but BCCI never gives you much importance. V.Sehwag sat in your country and called you an ordinary team. B'deshi board has been begging for a PCB's vote for ICC nomination and PCB only started to use the BPL card when BCB was bluffing around. If Bangldeshi team does not want to tour then so be it and end it. No one wants to see Bangali team in Pakistan as Bangalis have not moved on since 1971. Pakistan has its security issues but so does B'desh. Please read UK Government's travely advisory for travel to B'desh. Do not sit in glass houses and throw stones. Pakistanis are world beaters and beating everyone in their own backwards but what has B;desh achieved? BPL will be doomed as BCCI will never send its players there. A world XI including players like great Sanath JaySuriya visited Pakistan few weeks ago and surely your ordinary stars are not better than great Sanath?

  • Naveed_Pak on December 31, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    PCB should not waste their time as well as ours to insist BDs team just for the sake of profits. They should bear loss by not hosting future matches but atleast give us the opportunity to watch competitive cricket even is UAE, SL or England. BD team has to raise their game, they have improved already but need further improvements. We only lost a single match from BD way back in 1999 deliberately to make them eligible for test status. After that, we have longest winning streak against them in the history of cricket.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    Thanks Allah Bd no coming to PAK otherwise its waste of time to give them ground to play with these dumb players and after this we will see how BCL popular even in their own country now BD please ask international players to come and play with u now tata bye bye from pak and this realy great news for pak cricket fans go ahead with SA tour

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    Its the public pressure that makes the BCB to sway.

  • WeeBee on December 31, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    Bangladesh Once again did that ! ... I would really like Zaka Ashraf not to issue any NOC to players for BPL unless BCB give a final commitment to visit. Its not about taking revenge , its about making commitement and breaking it often.

  • Solid_Snake on December 31, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    Please forgive us that we asked you to come on a toour..We don't need you here..Please stay there at a safe place where you are.. Bangladesh->I repeat again...we don't need you here any more.. Enough said

  • getsetgopk on December 31, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    This is so funny LOL, they may not want to help us hmmmm... what should we do? LOL They may not let their players play in BPL, oh what should we do? LOL... I think PCB should hand them over their 'written commitment' and be done with this drama. The most imortant thing is a man's intention, and we know their intentions now, whats the point in dragging someone kicking and screaming... BD tour is not going to influence the major teams and BD isn't a good competiton either so let it go PCB. Just pull out our players from BPL, if we can stand on our own, they should learn to do so too. Enough with this farce.

  • ammarj on December 31, 2012, 10:43 GMT

    watching Pak VS Bangladesh matches are waste of time and nothing else as paki fans already know the outcome of the game………….last 30 matches between Pak and Bang…….result 30-0………..thanks BCB for not sending your club standard team.

  • Lovetesh on December 31, 2012, 10:43 GMT

    Decision by BCB looks bad but is pragmatic. All sympathise with the common people of Pakistan but visiting teams can't take risks.

  • Cricblogger on December 31, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    The ICC does not seem to mind politics and bargains instead of sportsmanship. How can they allow countries to refrain from coming to Pakistan. Then they allow PCB to keep trying to strike a bargain on whatever they have to sell like the ICC presidency or the BPL. Where is the spirit of the game. Politicians come to pakistan, educationists come, sportsmen of other games like football, hockey, wrestling, squash, kabadi etc all come to pakistan. Are the cricketers the only cowards in the world who are afraid of coming to pakistan.

  • Akif-47 on December 31, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    As an ardent Pakistani supporter who wants to see my team improve and become the number One side in the world, I see no point in the inevitable minnow bashing of Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi administration are twisted and two faced. Not only did they forget our support in their hardship when they (looking back in hindsight undeservedly got Test Status judging by their abysmal record), but also forgot our nomination of Mustafa Kamal when we could easily put our own Candidate in. "If you want to be the best you have to beat the best." We must fix series with Australia South Africa,Sri Lanka rather than defeating the poor minnow side that call themselves "The Tigers". I understand that we want mathches back home but to be honest our record in the UAE is great for an 'adopted' ground. We must continue to play our 'home' matches in UAE because if you think about it, even if we do bring Bangladesh here I highly doubt it will brnig INT cricket back as I cant see Australia/South Africa coming.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    I hate all this drama because if they really care about that pakistan is not a safe place to play cricket, then why you ar making commitment . please behave like a an hounest man. i will love the bcb decesion if they say before that they can't made tour to pakistan and that it.

    but the drama we rae coming and we are not coming i hate this from bcb

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    our local teams are far batter Bangladesh national team, why we keep on asking them to visit us!

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    NOt a single pakistani fan in here not interested to look their own country's situation. They are blaming BD ia poor cricket Team. For you info Why u begging to a poor team to come in your country??? To you Pak is better to fight against Taliban then to spend time in here. ANd another most important thing don't take credit that you pakistanis only support us in to get Test status. All The Test Playing nations did so. So keep mute in this regard.

  • Shamim_araf on December 31, 2012, 10:36 GMT

    In past BCB has been already voted to PCB about vice-presidant issue,so now why not PCB vote for BCB's presidant AHM KAMAL for the post of ICC's Vice-presidant without any commitment!!!!!?????it shud be done without any how can PCB urges to BCB to visit pak as a commitment ,when no other country trying to think of visiting Pak!!!!!!

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    At last a good decision is made by Bangladesh Cricket board. Though I like Pakistan cricket teams playing style, but we don't want see our players killed by bomb attach. Some Pak fans make question BD team ability!!! But This year BD Team Played 9 matches and won 5 of them. BD Team defeated India, Srilanka, West Indies and almost Pakistan. Pakistan is the worlds most dangerous place to live or go!!!

  • saifur.raffael on December 31, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    yeah.....I agree BCB needlessly stretched dis matter up to dis much ,showing unprofessionalism as one of d bigger cricket administration.....but PCB is also not behaving like a profess. either,PCB knows dis clearly dat no 1 is gonna tour to PAK at dis moment,then why bothering BCB and boycotting BPL ???..when BPL is helping their plyrs.. financially as well.......

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:34 GMT

    Never Trust Bangladeshis..... ok if they dont want to come Pakistan our Players will not participate in BPL

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:34 GMT

    Being pakistani supporters , we have the right to be disappointed... but i dont think this decision by BCB is wrong. Under the present scenario pakistanis are being unrealistic in hoping a foreign team wud come and play here.... and also stopping our own players from touring and playing international series or leagues will only hurt our own players . Can't blaim Bangladesh, their stance is justified

  • KiwiRocker- on December 31, 2012, 10:34 GMT

    I find it distasteful that how the whole of Pakistan is termed as unsafe. Reality is that Pakistan's northern area due to its proximity with Afghanistan are not very safe places but cities like Lahore, Multan, and Sialkot etc are totally safe places. B'deshi administrators and fans may also want to check Government of UK's travel advisory for B'desh valid as of 31/12/2012 that urges all UK nationals against any travel other than essential travel to B'desh since Bangladesh National Party has announced a nation wide strike and foreigner's safety is at risk. Now following the same logic, why should Pakistan send their players for BPL? Was not West Indian team bus attacked in Dhaka during World cup too?If whole of Pakistan is not safe then B'desh is not safe either. B'desh has got a lot to gain from this tour as Pakistan team is clearly an elite team in Asia and World but B'desh is an ordinary team that never improves! You would never be a test playing nation if it was not PCB/Pak players!

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    No country should visit Pakistan to play with them as life of cricketers are more important than playing in Pakistan. Don't forget terrorist attack on Sri Lankan players. Imagine if some key players like Murli etc. would have serious got injured and can't play cricket forever. Player security is most important and BCB is no inferior when it comes to player security. ICC should put a 10-year ban on any country playing in Pakistan and the same way any Pakistani player playing in any T20 leagues outside their country.

  • umairasgharbutt on December 31, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    dont give nocs to any player for bpl ! tit for tat !

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    Before calling Bangladesh Cricket in a derogatory tone....just look at the last two matches you played against both matches, you were on verge of losing....If no international teams want to visit Pakistan, why should we take the risks of getting killed ?

  • Salobalay on December 31, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    @ Suhag Chowdhury and other Bangladesh supporters : I do agree that Pakistan's situation is not the one where players would want to play cricket and it is probably best to deny the Bangladesh's tour to Pakistan but the question is why did BCB even approve of it early on. PCB posted ad's for sponsors and next day this news comes out. Did BCB want to auction Paksitani players and then deny it? The tour gave us hope of seeing International cricket in Pakistan and after all arrangements are made BCB postpones it. Absolutely ridiculous!

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    100% right decision........ our players are far more valuable than a silly game.....

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    A very wise decision by BCB. There will be lots of opportunities in future to fulfill the commitment and if BD team would go to PK , I dont think other teams will also follow them at this moment. So it makes no sence.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    To hell with it. Our domestics are way better! :)

  • SaadRocx on December 31, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    Ridiculous decision by PCB. i cannot describe how angry the fans are in here. now PCB should not send its players in BPL. Ridiculous simply immoral and pathetic (dual nature of BCB). PLZ PLZ PLZ PUBLISH.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    Bangladesh yes , no , yes , no . best way to be in news.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    Definitely, security is a big concern but dont know why BCB is creating so much drama. Seriously hating this Yes-No decisions from BCB

  • Shamim_araf on December 31, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    @pak fans-At 1st make ur country to suitable for visiting,then think of host.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    Thanks to BCB. It's doesn't matter whether PCB allows Pakistani players to play in the BPL or not. You really shouldn't want to send your players under such conditions.

  • Baundele on December 31, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    If any Pakistani fan is going to mention about Bangladesh's test status: the facts are:

    1) Bangladesh earned it. BD had to fulfill all the conditions imposed by the ICC in order to achieve the test status.

    2) Saber Hossain Chowdhury of the BCB and Jagmohan Dalmia of the BCCI are the main persons behind the lobbing part.

    3) PCB expressed their support in favor of it, like most other nations did. Thanks for that. But that does not mean BD players have to take the risk of their lives for PCB's cause. Cricket should return to an exciting cricket nation like Pakistan; but security comes first and only their government has the responsibility in doing that.

  • Arman1112 on December 31, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    BCB well done thnks for not touring pak.. even bangladesh come to pak no other team will likely tour pak on this tour basis...bcz bangladesh is not a popular cricket team

  • Khaled_Shahed on December 31, 2012, 10:22 GMT

    I am glad that BCB put this series on HOLD due to the deteriorating security situation in Pakistan. I was very tensed when I heard about the talk of this series. Please read carefully, this series has not been CANCELLED, so there is still possibility for this series to be held when security situation in Pakistan improves. Whilst I am not denying Pakistan's contribution in the development of Bangladesh cricket, I strongly reject some of the comments made by Pak supporter as if they are the only reason behind Bangladesh getting test status. Bangladesh received 8 votes and Pak was one of them, they were not the only country that supported for BD test status. If PCB do not allow their players to play in the BPL, this tournament may loose some attraction, but it will still be an exciting tournament. Pak players do not play here for FREE, they are getting huge money in return…so by playing BPL, Pak players are not doing any favour to BD cricket.

  • KiwiRocker- on December 31, 2012, 10:22 GMT

    I do not totally disagree with the fact that B'desh is not touring Pakistan. However, I do not understand that why security issue is being used as a reason? Pakistan has a population of 180 million and Pakistani players will be playing in the same stadiums. I fully concur that Pakistan due to its geographical location has suffered more than countries like India and B'desh who can hide behind and claim that they are safe. My real issue is with the way BCB has handled this issue. Pakistan has not used this tour as a bargaining chip but instead it was BCB that begged PCB for ICC nomination and basically keep bluffing around. PCB was the biggest supporter of B'desh premature test status and continue supporting B'desh cricket when BCCI has never allowed Banagalis to play in India. B'desh board/people should show more respect and be more clear! Do not tour as Pakistani fans do not really care seeing an ordinary B'desh team, but please be clear and and rational in your decision making!

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    I don't understand why PSB is so desperate for other teams to visit Pak? It is clear the security situation has only deteriorated since SL team attack. The PCB and govt. should firstly try and prove it to its own people that getting to the stadium is safe and then prove it to the visiting team. At the moment the general public at large feels unsafe. It is quite easy to ensure the safety of the visiting team but what about the 50,000 plus spectator? I think Pak needs to spend few years in peace first and then invite other teams. They'll have more of a case. The last think Pak need is the repeat of 2009 which would wipe cricket out of Pak for our life time...

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    @ Basra yes this type of mentality is also making every one to boycott your place to visit on. Everyone knows your current situation in Pak with terrorist having bomb blast even in this current month & you guys expect a team to be a lab rat for your experiment! We are also glad not to be in a part of this experiment no matter what anyone else feels or think about it & our only concern now s/b our praised players safety all the way. Above all we don't need to prove to you guys what our boys are worth to play or what not. BD boys already proved what they are capable of by white washing NZ, by defeating SL & Indian in Asia cup & also to be mentioned defeating WI with current T-20 champ players in their side too. So what ever you say will not have any effect of young BD boy's performance be sure about it.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    its good that BD team is not coming Pakistan, because after watching the fascinating series of Pakistan v/s India, no one want to see the one sided matches. PCB shouldn't issue NOC to their players to play BPL,

  • WaqarIMC on December 31, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    I totally not agree with decision of BCB, if they think the security situation of Pak is not good enough then why they announce such tour.....this is pain full for us .....

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    To all pakistani fans first go an improve your country's security then come to see a Team to visit your country. A right choice made by BCB.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    BPL dont deserve Pakistani players. Bangladesh is not worth playing with pakistan. Hell with BPL and hell with series with Bangladesh

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Good for Bangladeshi Team, they just saved themselves from embarrassing defeats. Pakistani Board should never ever visit again Bangladesh untill they improve their ICC Rankings

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Probably a good outcome considering the level of competition between two teams. BCB must learn how to act at international level, they could easily have refused at first phase instead of pushing it this far. Poor management! PAK is probably getting good share of international cricket and we must continue with this for now. Playing at neutral venues is fine as our team has done really well so far. Zimbabwe tour should not have been called off to accommodate BAN who are as good as ZIM.

  • saifur.raffael on December 31, 2012, 10:10 GMT

    @ Horon Khan..i think rather than wasting u r time here u sud go and convince PCB 2 stay busy wid ur Average Club Team....if BD is a 3rd cls team than why is PCB even bothering BD to tour PAK.even so giving threat to boycott BPL ...i urge 2 u all PAKfans pls chng ur mentalities

  • Zahidhmalik on December 31, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    Karachi and Lahore teams are far better than this BD team.It is always wasting of time to see match against BD. No Pakistani will go to BPL for sure.Shame on BD

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    Very wise decision by the BCB. The touring country is never safe for any visitors.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:08 GMT

    Bangladesh! it was us who fought for your test status and supported you in every matter but so much for goodness! u dont deserve it!!

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    As a neutral person, i really think that Bangladesh should have visited in the first commitment no matter what. What happened to Sri Lankan Team was an incident and i dont think that Pakistani Cricket Board would have left players in the bus without proper security just as they did to the Sri Lankan Cricket team. Well, this would have been the bigger decision by BCB if they would have allowed their team to go and play on Pakistani soil and the bigger decisions need bigger hearts. According to the stats, Pakistan's security condition was worse than it is now and at that worse time, they made commitment. After that, the two T20s with international players was conducted well and they should have been a sample and example. Anyhow, Rock n Roll!!!!!

  • swat1999 on December 31, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    Very dissappointed, It is extremely wrong decesion for Bangladesh. Bangladesh lost a golden opportunity to greater co operation with Pakistan. I strongly believe Pakistan able to take necessary and adequate safety and security measure for Bangladesh.

  • mrihc on December 31, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    Since they can not arrange security even for their security officials I think the Pakistani people may not feel insulted with the decision of the BCB; rather they may try to improve the law & order situation and security system of their country. It's harsh to see some of them angrily reacting overlooking their own problems. We are not against Bangladesh tour of Pakistan, but we may not push our players to an unsecured and life threatening position.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    Bangladesh! it was us who fought for your test status and supported you in every matter but so much for goodness! u dont deserve it!!

  • CricketRockStar on December 31, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    Unfortunate but not end of the World. Pakistan going through bad patches and inshallah come back strongly. Its a learning phase that shows the true color of other.

    For BCP please stop toying around and punch above your weight.

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:04 GMT

    Glad to hear that they are not visiting, PCB should rather wait for a better team and security situation than inviting Bangladeshi's.

  • adilohn on December 31, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    If You Are Absent During My Struggle, Don't Expect To Be Present During My Success we rember that sooo long dont worry our time is must come

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    Afghanistan the perfect choice!

    BCB just try to face Afghanistan first than talk about touring or not touring of Pakistan because you guys don't deserve to be in Top10 and sooner Afghans will take you out of there! :D

  • on December 31, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    if they cant come then PCB should also not allow Pakistani players to play their leagues. It was ONLY Pakistani players who added star value to BPL. India is never gonna send their player and without us; lets see who is gonna see that third class league.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    no1 was goin to target bangladesh players atleast..we still think them as local or our own .thts y v supported them evrywhere in the thanks this misconception is removed now...a bad decision 4 cricket overall....two boards will fight nw...bpl will also lose many stars of last edition..n pak players will also b disapointed by missing ths overall bad 4 all

  • Arman1112 on December 31, 2012, 9:57 GMT

    wht a shame... what a shameful act by bcb now bpl will be flop :P pak helped bangladesh to gain the test status but wht BCB did??

  • Un_Citoyen_Indien on December 31, 2012, 9:55 GMT

    @ may_the_best_win: India had supported Bangladesh's elevation to test status as much as any other test nation.

    And every test nation had supported the inclusion of Bangladesh. Cricket cannot survive while it remains an exclusive club of some 7-8 nations that play test cricket.

    Here's hoping that Nepal, Afghanistan and Ireland get test status soon!

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    In bad times you know who is your real friend... So thanks BCB showing your real face as always two face people................ Pakistan shall not give NOC to their players...............

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:53 GMT

    I am here to give you a notice : ICC, PCB and BCB.......!

    First of all to ICC: Why was Afghanistan not included in Asia Cup even they qualified to? If it comes from a team which is playing cricket for more than 40 years and hardly they win a series in 10 or 15 years from a 7th or 8th rank team in TOP 10 so that's not fair!

    Secondly to BCB: If you have trust on your team and not afraid so go on a series with Afghanistan in T20, ODI or Test they'll show you some hitting and beating respect!

    Finally to Pakistan: What the heck is wrong with you begging for Bangla, You won't find a better entertaining cricket playing and starting your international hosting with Afghanistan! Have a 5 or 3 T20 match series so the world will see how it goes on in Pakistan!

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:51 GMT

    A few days back, a minister was killed in Pakistan. Their security forces cannot even protect their own VIPs. Its pretty clear that they wont be able to do so for BD players. Sending team to Pakistan would have been a bad decision. Instead, BD can play Pakistan at netral grounds like Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. Thanks to Nazmul Hassan for taking the right decision.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    I think icc should action against BCT

  • guptahitesh4u on December 31, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    BCB is behaving like a child..if they do not want to send their team to Pakistan, why they are doing all this drama?

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:49 GMT

    Yes, bangladesh board thinking is very poor! We should not care them in future.. PCB should take strong action in future that do not support BCB...

    I think india involves in this matter..

  • hamza893 on December 31, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    Mr.Zaka ordered Pak will bycott BPL

  • Pak_alldway on December 31, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    thank you very much( bcb )we dont want to see one sided games.

  • AkhlaqKhan on December 31, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    You are hilarious Mr. Nazmul Hassan.. i mean on one hand you guys want help and support from us and on the other hand you dont want to help and support.. Anyway you guys are not even worth to play with, rather PCB should look for other teams to invite..

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    Dear Mr. Abdullah Basra, brother we are ready to come but ICC is not given green signal and BCB is ready to go, and also BD's 80% supporters are not supporting to go PAK becoz of security situation in the country.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:45 GMT

    it was very good decision by BCB , because by coming bangladesh player here it is not possible to come cricket to pakistan, and also pakistan has seen the real face of bangladesh , i hope pcb will return a msg for not coming. that's good

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    BCB is very confused board they cant stand on one stance! A Failed Administration of a failed team. Pakistan quality team is no match of playing against a weaker side as Bangladesh!

  • reyme on December 31, 2012, 9:42 GMT

    All 8 nations supported BD Test Status. So please stop taking credit for BD test status every chance you get. Seeing how mean and rude some PAK cricket fans are, we are glad that BD is not going to PAK. PAK won by mere 2 runs in the final against BD. some fans are acting as if BD can't even compete against them. Let's see who will visit PAK now. Even Nigeria won't go there to play cricket...PAK security can't even protect PAK minitesters...

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    Good decision Mr. Nazam. Why not cancel a tour when you know you are going to loose. It's good. I can't stand the disgusting moments when Bangladeshis weep after loosing.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    Glad to hear that third grade team is not visiting Pakistan, Instead Pakistan average club team is better then this third grade team.

  • LillianThomson on December 31, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    Thank goodness that common sense has prevailed.

    I wish Pakistan well, but cricket is only a game, and after what happened to the Sri Lanka team, followed by endless terror attacks since, a cricket tour is unnecessary and foolish.

    Now could the PCB PLEASE take advantage of this gap in their calendar to send their team to South Africa early, like they should have in the first place, so that they can acclimatise to the bounce before the Test series starts on 1 February?

    Pakistan lost a series in Sri Lanka this year because they failed to prepare properly, and were 1-0 down before they could blink. I hope that Dav Whatmore prevails upon the PCB to get the team off to South Africa as soon as the India series ends.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    Cricket will return in pakistan.may be in 2/3 years time if not now. Go on pcb, shun ur support for bcb nd pull out ut players. They surely knew about security when they were making comitment. Lets pull out our players nd start lobbying for their test status to be revoked. Almost all westeren countries are convinced that ireland shud get test status instead of bangla. We shud support them to take bangla test status off nd give it to ireland cuz ireland worth it. I wud like to see afghan team in pak cuz they are exiting to watch plus they dnt cry.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    If PCB decides to not send their players in Bangladesh then they would not be able to successfully stage BPL as we've seen what happened with SLPL when India decided not to send their players in Sri Lanka. Most no. of players in BPL r from Pak after Bangladesh.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    pakistan should not have abandoned their tour of zimbabve!! i must say that they should go there even now, if possible.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    Why don't they simply refuse to come? I mean still reluctant to say yes or no, delaying the tour again and again. Simply refuse and move on?

  • Solid_Snake on December 31, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    Please forgive us that we asked you to come on a to our..We don't need you here..Please stay there at a safe place where you are.. Bangladesh->I repeat again...we don't need you here any more.. Enough said

  • Fearless_Greens on December 31, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    After all what Pakistan has done for BD in cricketing world it was not expected from them. BD promised to tour Pakistan but they broke it 2 times now. However Pakistan must send their cricketers to BPL. It would be a good way to tell BD that how promises are kept. As a Pakistani fan I will never forget this "clever" move by BD. Today BD Cricket board has lost respect from me at least. I hope BD players remain gentlemen and keep playing good cricket.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    Im not saying its totally safe to tour Pakistan at this time but the point is BCB made a commitment to PCB that they will tour. If they had concerns they should have told PCB at the time of committing for the tour. Bangladesh board got to put forward their candidate for ICC Presidency in return of Pakistan tour and now they r finding excuses to say no to the tour. If they repudiate now then nobody will believe them in the future. Apart from that, PCB is in some sort cricketing crisis now because of not been able to host international cricket in Pakistan. PCB is far more powerful than Bangladeshi board and time has to come when Pak will remind them of this act.

  • qaiserjaan on December 31, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    The BD doesnt deserve to play international cricket. Thanks GOD they are not coming. Bz if you want to play with them then you had to play below standards to match them.It means the BPL is also over & out...Good for cricket.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:29 GMT

    Wow! This news made my day. Who wants to play Bangladesh? They are a pathetic team and we dont want international cricket in Pakistan to begin with boring matches. Anyways SL will tour Pakistan in 2013 so who cares about Bangladesh!

  • Haqparast on December 31, 2012, 9:29 GMT

    @mahedi71 .....You are absolutely at you think BPL could be a success or will be a success w/o Pakistani players? Absolutely NO.....You think your players as very valuable asset but it is not the fact....your player are not so mature or not of a class for which people will come to see you BPL.....All the starts are in Pakistani team for which, your audience is also mad to see.....So carry on and arrange the BPL with your Valuable players and let c the result.....It may be the last BPL then due to the heavy financial loses..... One more guys are here playing on World stage only due to us....We PAKISTAN supported you to get the test status but you really don't deserve it.....You are also not the worth to play with......

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    Told you they will weasel out of it, Pcb should think about arranging a tour to Ireland playing Ireland will give them much needed exposure improve our skills and prove more competitive than thrashing the mediocre B'desh once again

  • aslamPK on December 31, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    I am sorry over BCB. I predict some twenty days ago that BCB will back out agfter getting the N.O.C and bidding of Pak players in PCB. Now since Pak players have been agreed to play in BPL, BCB have pushed PCB to the WALL what to do??? pakistan will be disgracefull if pakistan not allowed the Pak plaers to play in BPL. (Same like even the back of BCB in April, Pakistan voted for Mustafa for his present ICC post.)

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    pak faced loss because of this uturn from bcb's turn to face he loss......zaka ashraf has already stopped players from BPL i will see how this already 3rd grade league doesn't become a 10th grade league....huh@bcb

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:27 GMT

    @ may_the_best_win: no it was not u who fought for our test status. WE fought for it, u supported us. and plz don't mix these two issues. pakistan lacks in security issues. u'r okay to play with eng & aus in dubai then why not against bangladesh? and BPL will go on even with no pak players

  • inoor on December 31, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    I'm a Pakistani fan and will absolutely love to see international cricket in Pakistan. However, given the current unstable situation, BCB are right in having doubts about security. I know most people here will like to see international matches but many, like me, would stay away from any public gatherings. Its sad but true that it takes only one person/incident to ruin the good sentiments of millions. Lets hope the conditions improve very soon and teams find it safe to visit Pakistan.

  • saifur.raffael on December 31, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    @ Abdul Basra what a sporting spirit shown by PCB.Rather its time for BD 2 remember dis forever how did PCB react by boycotting BPL,after d tour was put on hold..!!!.....SHAME on u PCB.......

  • Nutcutlet on December 31, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    You can bet that security isn't the only issue: that's just the official version.

  • Un_Citoyen_Indien on December 31, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    I think it is quite unreasonable to expect the Bangladesh team to tour Pakistan under the present circumstances. Just yesterday, 21 Pakistani soldiers were executed by the Taliban in cold blood. And it wasn't that long ago that the Lankan team bus was attacked by terrorists with Kalashnikovs and grenades.

    Individual safety and security must come first. Cricket can always happen later.

  • Baundele on December 31, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    I am now waiting for the PCB's reaction, especially the declaration of withdrawing Pakistani players from the BPL. That will be a double good news for Bangladesh.

  • hamza893 on December 31, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    Mr.Zaka should immediately call an order to bycott this so called BPL .

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    Tit for tat Mr.Nazmul, you don't send your team then we won't send our players for your BPL. Thank you Mr.Zaka Ashraf for taking such a strong stance. Anyways we know how to handle such situations of teams not visiting our country but don't think your mickey mouse cricket board will be able to bear the huge losses you will suffer if our players don't play at your league. And as Abdullah said, we will remember this.

  • FARHAN-SB on December 31, 2012, 9:21 GMT

    It's a political answer and if we read between the lines, they actually said " NO "….. It's a good stance from Ch. Zaka Ashraf by not giving NOC to the players to play BPL. First BCB have to fulfill their commitment. The whole world has seen the World XI playing in Karachi, so what else ….. Every board can send their security team to review the arrangements in Pakistan. They can even start with one ODI or T20 Match as a Test Case…… I must say, ICC has to accommodate Pakistan in this difficult situation because we are going no where…

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    Security issue is a serious concern for everyone. Infact there is not a single day without incidences. The terrorist organisations are still very active. The people must decide, how to resolve the issues.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    tit for tat ....our players are also not going for BPL ....... bangladesh cricket board tried to play games with pcb but we have a great chairman in zaka ashraf ... :)

  • Hamzaad on December 31, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    Great going Bangladesh Cricket Board. What a bunch of jokers, 1st they beg for a vote to be get selected for the vice president and promise to tour and after being selected they refuse to tour, you people surely are Men of commitment !!! Now PCB will consider to send our players to your T20 league or not, and we will see how it is going to be successful without Pak players !!!

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    Great Job done BCB...... This will cost your badly, you dont deserve to be playing international cricket,this is just beacuse of our help and extended support that gave you ICC membership, if we would not have helped you, you would have been playing like HongKong.

  • BilalcheemaXI on December 31, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    Well IMHO this is really going to be the loss of Bangladesh cricket more than of any1 else...Pakistan is still getting games in UAE and the lack of cricket has not really affected the quality of players being produced...although this wud keep the fans starved ov watching cricket in Pakistan. After this decision bangladesh is gona lose watever little charm BPL had.BPL was a success coz of Pakistani players.4 sure nobody outside BD would like to c the mini players from a minnow team in action barring shakib.2ndly all these U turns from BCB is going to affect their overall posn in ICC...Pak has been supporting BD for a v long time now...Pakistan helped bangladesh get the test status...v all knw abt the election of Mustafa kamal and support given to him by these U turns are seriously gng to affect the relations between both boards...BCB should not have committed to the tour...nw their stance that cmtmnt was made by previous chairman is shameful, discourteous and unprofessional

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:15 GMT

    @ Abdullah Basra, and we are relieved too.....

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    I Think ICC should action against bangladeshi cricket board

  • asimikram on December 31, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    It was quite expected. Although we Pakistanis are so eager to see foreign teams in action here but realistically I dont think teams will visit in near future. This "security conditions" has now become a standard phrase to put things off.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:12 GMT

    Thanks to BCB for their bold and insightful decision.

  • Silver-Surfer on December 31, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    Oh puhlease!! Stop this charade, stay in Bangla and keep playing the minnows! We in Pakistan dont want a third rate bangali team to come and play in our country!

  • Ayeen on December 31, 2012, 9:10 GMT

    I dont know why pakistan board bagging for team like Bangladesh to come here & play.PCB just need to invite them and if they dont want to visit, so left them. Pakistan always supports and help bangldesh, the chief should know this. Helping them to get Test status. and now support them to the one of ICC post.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:09 GMT

    good decision from BCB. let's not risk our players life.

  • FaysalKabir on December 31, 2012, 9:08 GMT

    Great decision by BCB. I don't have anything against touring a safe Pakistan but the current situation is not conducive to international cricket in the country. And before any Pakistani fans start any rubbish about not wanting a weak team like ours to tour their country let me say this - it doesn't matter how strong our team is we still support BD and hence pray for the safety of our boys. As the BCB said - you guys might decide to hold back your support and players for our local leagues and that is entirely your decision but we worry of the safety of our teams and hence would want to tour PAK only when its safe to do so

  • Rafelgibt on December 31, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    Nice to hear that......If you analyze last weeks PAK situation then its very much clear that PAK is no longer safe to visit at this moment or within few months......I hope PAK supporters will admit the truth and remain friendly......Regarding PAK players playing in BPL then its it obvious that whether PAK players play or not that will not interrupt the 2nd edition of BPL to kick off.......Roar TIGERS Roar>>>>

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    Sad news , but the security situation in Pakistan remains horrible to say the least..............

  • aewahid on December 31, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    Excellent decision! I know some Pak fans will claim that the BCB is "stabbing them in the back" but the facts of the matter is that the "deal" between BCB and PCB was on the ICC Presidency. If the PCB are getting double-crossed, its only because they attempted to extort the BCB by adding a PAK tour on the agreement even though Ehsan Mani has already served as ICC President. Besides the fans are always going on about how much better teams like Ireland, Scotland, and Afghanistan are so lets see those teams tour PAK to prove to the ICC elite that its a safe place to tour.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    Yes ... by the way what time of support are they asking? when they are not visiting and not supporting us why should we support dem? PCB should take a very very strong stance and should not allow even a single player to participate....

  • on December 31, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    If they dont wanna play BPL its good. If you have money there are plenty of players out there in NZ, australia, SA, england.

  • TheBlackMonk on December 31, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    Thanks for your bold decision!

  • Taha_Farrukh on December 31, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    Y PCB invite BD team for tour..... very very low ranked teams in all format not willing to come to Pakistan....... BCB is selfish and not sincere with Pakistan....we don't need BD team to play in Pakistan in future as well....i really don't want to waste my money on it.............and PCB should not send their player for BBL...........

  • may_the_best_win on December 31, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    Yes u r rite, Mr. Nazam!! we must not send our players to ur leagues!! it was us who fought for your test status and supported you in every matter but so much for goodness! u dont deserve it!!

  • mahedi71 on December 31, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    that's the very very wise DECISION from BCB. Thank you Mr. Nazmul Hassan .

    and we really don;t care, whether pakistani players will play BPL,or not. Our cricketers are our assets...

  • on December 31, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    im glad they r nt coming they r even nt worth to play with so its a bad time on us and good times will also come so we will remember which way everyone behave with us in this time :)

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  • on December 31, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    im glad they r nt coming they r even nt worth to play with so its a bad time on us and good times will also come so we will remember which way everyone behave with us in this time :)

  • mahedi71 on December 31, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    that's the very very wise DECISION from BCB. Thank you Mr. Nazmul Hassan .

    and we really don;t care, whether pakistani players will play BPL,or not. Our cricketers are our assets...

  • may_the_best_win on December 31, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    Yes u r rite, Mr. Nazam!! we must not send our players to ur leagues!! it was us who fought for your test status and supported you in every matter but so much for goodness! u dont deserve it!!

  • Taha_Farrukh on December 31, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    Y PCB invite BD team for tour..... very very low ranked teams in all format not willing to come to Pakistan....... BCB is selfish and not sincere with Pakistan....we don't need BD team to play in Pakistan in future as well....i really don't want to waste my money on it.............and PCB should not send their player for BBL...........

  • TheBlackMonk on December 31, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    Thanks for your bold decision!

  • on December 31, 2012, 8:59 GMT

    If they dont wanna play BPL its good. If you have money there are plenty of players out there in NZ, australia, SA, england.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    Yes ... by the way what time of support are they asking? when they are not visiting and not supporting us why should we support dem? PCB should take a very very strong stance and should not allow even a single player to participate....

  • aewahid on December 31, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    Excellent decision! I know some Pak fans will claim that the BCB is "stabbing them in the back" but the facts of the matter is that the "deal" between BCB and PCB was on the ICC Presidency. If the PCB are getting double-crossed, its only because they attempted to extort the BCB by adding a PAK tour on the agreement even though Ehsan Mani has already served as ICC President. Besides the fans are always going on about how much better teams like Ireland, Scotland, and Afghanistan are so lets see those teams tour PAK to prove to the ICC elite that its a safe place to tour.

  • on December 31, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    Sad news , but the security situation in Pakistan remains horrible to say the least..............

  • Rafelgibt on December 31, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    Nice to hear that......If you analyze last weeks PAK situation then its very much clear that PAK is no longer safe to visit at this moment or within few months......I hope PAK supporters will admit the truth and remain friendly......Regarding PAK players playing in BPL then its it obvious that whether PAK players play or not that will not interrupt the 2nd edition of BPL to kick off.......Roar TIGERS Roar>>>>