Bangladesh news January 7, 2013

No commitment yet on tour to Pak

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BCB president Nazmul Hassan met Zaka Ashraf, the PCB chairman, during the third India-Pakistan ODI in Delhi in a bid to restore bilateral relations, but no firm commitment of a future tour was made during the meeting. Last week, Bangladesh had pulled the plug on a proposed tour to Pakistan in the wake of the the security situation in Pakistan, about which the ICC has also expressed its concern.

"The BCB president assured Mr. Ashraf that he will have detailed discussion on the Pakistan tour with the board's ad hoc executive committee on his return to Bangladesh after attending the Asian Cricket Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur," Jalal Yunus, the BCB's media committee chairman, said. "The two boards also decided to work closely to find out an appropriate time to tour Pakistan."

"They also talked about participation of Pakistani players in the second edition of Bangladesh Premier League."

After the BCB voiced its reluctance to tour Pakistan, the PCB retaliated by questioning its players' availability in the BPL scheduled to begin on January 18. The domestic Quaid-e-Azam Trophy is also going to run during the same time but the BCB are confident that the Pakistan players will show up.

"When the request was made to send the Pakistani players to the BPL, the PCB president neither agreed nor denied so we have to wait and see," Yunus said.

Meanwhile, Dave Richardson, the ICC CEO, has said that the PCB has a lot to do to encourage teams to tour Pakistan. "It's premature to say whether it's still safe to tour Pakistan or not. They've got a difficult situation there. They still have a lot of work to do in convincing the international world that it is safe to go to Pakistan," he said.

In March when the BCB had first announced of its desire to tour Pakistan, the ICC had issued "special dispensation" for cases that required local match officials in a bilateral series if they can't send neutral officials.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • TheRisingTeam on January 10, 2013, 15:03 GMT

    @AK47_pk:- You okay bro? any more stories you want to bring up? hope Cricket returns in Pakistan sooner or later :D

  • Rafelgibt on January 10, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    @ dontlikecricket on (January 10 2013, 00:58 AM GMT) Brother your comments are really notable....You coudnt find a single player apart from Shakib who can play for other Test nations; that's really amazing.....so, how many of yours can be putted into other very good TEST playing nations like Aus, SA, Eng???? Only Ajmal i guess....then we are almost in the same sort of stage to talk about..... Shakib from Ban and Ajmal from Pak...So, whats the High Voice for????

  • dontlikecricket on January 10, 2013, 0:58 GMT

    Rafelgibt -- I dont recall any one from Pak claiming that their team is best in the world however from the start(even on first ever tour) of them playing cricket they have been winning tests and then one days on a regular basis. With regards to Pak playing is SA, offcourse SA will most likley to win the test and one day series as they are one of the best at this time. Pak has however won test and one days in SA as well as in Pak and on neutral grounds. I know you are very proud of your team which is commendable but BD should not be playing test cricket,Full Stop!!!

  • dontlikecricket on January 10, 2013, 0:36 GMT

    Kricket_ I sympathised with your support for BD. However out of 75 test matches BD has only won 3 and drew 9 and LOST over 60 test matches!! If that is not shocking then I dont know what it is. Even teams like SL, PAK,IND when started playing cricket did not lost on that ridiculoulsy shocking number at the begining of their test status. The fact is not a single player (apart from Shakib) will make it into any other test playing nation. BD one day and T20 record is not good either. I know you are a loyal supporter of BD what figures and facts prove otherwise. BD test quality is not even on a first class level in countries like Aus, Eng, SA, Pak, SL etc.Sorry but that's true!!!!

  • Warm_Coffee on January 10, 2013, 0:25 GMT

    No International team willing to tour Pakistan lol. Tells you the whole story :P

  • AzAb12754 on January 9, 2013, 19:34 GMT

    @The_Ashes: Thanks for those links mate for one moment, I actually thought he was right but then again those articles says the opposite of what he was saying. But yeah most Bangladesh fans oppose this tour so I don't it will happen but hopefully Pakistan fans will get their wish one-day ;)

  • The_Ashes on January 9, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    @AK47_pk: Stuart Law according to this article also left because of family reasons not what you claim that Bangladesh had no talent or whatever here's the link:

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/561426.html

    So I don't understand why you had to lie when both these articles says otherwise. Its good that some people are worried on Bangladesh Cricket now thanks good effort though better luck next time :)

  • The_Ashes on January 9, 2013, 19:08 GMT

    @AK47_pk:- Any source? instead of lying Stuart Law left because he wanted to spend more time with his family and Bangladesh were almost went to Pakistan. Pybus had problems with the board not the team so nice try infact there was even an article on Cricinfo a while back on why he left. Future? trust me Bangladesh Cricket in future is far more interesting than the old Pakistan are they holding the World T20 Championship? Nope! :)

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/587679.html - Here's the link on why Pybus left not that because Bangladesh had no talent. Anything else? :)

  • AK47_pk on January 9, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    Nooooo he left because he knew bangla have no talent. He saved his reputation by running away. He then advised pybus not to take job as he believes bangla will never b able to compete at top level.couple of tests in a year nd few odis shows wat rest of the world thinks of bangla cricket. Id have stop watchin if I was a bangla fan. There is nothin to.argue for u guys. No past glory no hope for the future nd fans keep gloating like they are world beate4s rofl

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on January 9, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    @ AK47_pk: Dav Whatmore tried his best & BD managed to eliminate IND 4m group stage & also defeated SA in super 8 in 2007 WC. Also in his tenure BD defeated AUS, SL, IND earlier. Law wasn't disappointed as BD lost to PK only by 2 runs in Asia Cup final but defeated 2011 WC finalist IND & SL. Law ended his job bcoz BCB was planning to tour PK then. Pybus quieted as the wanted more vacation then BCB can afford. Yup, they might b disappointed but that's due to some weird attitudes of BCB, not due to Cricketers or people. In fact ex-BCB President Mr. Kamal's decision to tour Unsecured PK was also a ridiculous decision.

  • TheRisingTeam on January 10, 2013, 15:03 GMT

    @AK47_pk:- You okay bro? any more stories you want to bring up? hope Cricket returns in Pakistan sooner or later :D

  • Rafelgibt on January 10, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    @ dontlikecricket on (January 10 2013, 00:58 AM GMT) Brother your comments are really notable....You coudnt find a single player apart from Shakib who can play for other Test nations; that's really amazing.....so, how many of yours can be putted into other very good TEST playing nations like Aus, SA, Eng???? Only Ajmal i guess....then we are almost in the same sort of stage to talk about..... Shakib from Ban and Ajmal from Pak...So, whats the High Voice for????

  • dontlikecricket on January 10, 2013, 0:58 GMT

    Rafelgibt -- I dont recall any one from Pak claiming that their team is best in the world however from the start(even on first ever tour) of them playing cricket they have been winning tests and then one days on a regular basis. With regards to Pak playing is SA, offcourse SA will most likley to win the test and one day series as they are one of the best at this time. Pak has however won test and one days in SA as well as in Pak and on neutral grounds. I know you are very proud of your team which is commendable but BD should not be playing test cricket,Full Stop!!!

  • dontlikecricket on January 10, 2013, 0:36 GMT

    Kricket_ I sympathised with your support for BD. However out of 75 test matches BD has only won 3 and drew 9 and LOST over 60 test matches!! If that is not shocking then I dont know what it is. Even teams like SL, PAK,IND when started playing cricket did not lost on that ridiculoulsy shocking number at the begining of their test status. The fact is not a single player (apart from Shakib) will make it into any other test playing nation. BD one day and T20 record is not good either. I know you are a loyal supporter of BD what figures and facts prove otherwise. BD test quality is not even on a first class level in countries like Aus, Eng, SA, Pak, SL etc.Sorry but that's true!!!!

  • Warm_Coffee on January 10, 2013, 0:25 GMT

    No International team willing to tour Pakistan lol. Tells you the whole story :P

  • AzAb12754 on January 9, 2013, 19:34 GMT

    @The_Ashes: Thanks for those links mate for one moment, I actually thought he was right but then again those articles says the opposite of what he was saying. But yeah most Bangladesh fans oppose this tour so I don't it will happen but hopefully Pakistan fans will get their wish one-day ;)

  • The_Ashes on January 9, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    @AK47_pk: Stuart Law according to this article also left because of family reasons not what you claim that Bangladesh had no talent or whatever here's the link:

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/561426.html

    So I don't understand why you had to lie when both these articles says otherwise. Its good that some people are worried on Bangladesh Cricket now thanks good effort though better luck next time :)

  • The_Ashes on January 9, 2013, 19:08 GMT

    @AK47_pk:- Any source? instead of lying Stuart Law left because he wanted to spend more time with his family and Bangladesh were almost went to Pakistan. Pybus had problems with the board not the team so nice try infact there was even an article on Cricinfo a while back on why he left. Future? trust me Bangladesh Cricket in future is far more interesting than the old Pakistan are they holding the World T20 Championship? Nope! :)

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/587679.html - Here's the link on why Pybus left not that because Bangladesh had no talent. Anything else? :)

  • AK47_pk on January 9, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    Nooooo he left because he knew bangla have no talent. He saved his reputation by running away. He then advised pybus not to take job as he believes bangla will never b able to compete at top level.couple of tests in a year nd few odis shows wat rest of the world thinks of bangla cricket. Id have stop watchin if I was a bangla fan. There is nothin to.argue for u guys. No past glory no hope for the future nd fans keep gloating like they are world beate4s rofl

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on January 9, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    @ AK47_pk: Dav Whatmore tried his best & BD managed to eliminate IND 4m group stage & also defeated SA in super 8 in 2007 WC. Also in his tenure BD defeated AUS, SL, IND earlier. Law wasn't disappointed as BD lost to PK only by 2 runs in Asia Cup final but defeated 2011 WC finalist IND & SL. Law ended his job bcoz BCB was planning to tour PK then. Pybus quieted as the wanted more vacation then BCB can afford. Yup, they might b disappointed but that's due to some weird attitudes of BCB, not due to Cricketers or people. In fact ex-BCB President Mr. Kamal's decision to tour Unsecured PK was also a ridiculous decision.

  • on January 9, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    We lost our coach because of Pakistan.Stwert Law left Bangladesh because of probable Pakistan tour.

  • AK47_pk on January 9, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Yes dav tried his best nd left sayin, im not gona waste my time here :p law tried but left in disappointment. Pybus said, seen enuf in a month.lets coach a club team which will give better results ;)

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on January 9, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    @ AK47_pk: ROFL. The current coach of PK Dav Whatmore was the coach of BD for 4 years in 2003-07. Dav also coached SL during 1996 WC. BD was much weaker side then now in 2003 & Dav took charge of this side then.

  • AK47_pk on January 9, 2013, 11:09 GMT

    No iternational coach willing to coach bangladesh team lol. Tells u the whole story :p

  • Rafelgibt on January 9, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    @ Irfan Shakeel on (January 09 2013, 07:03 AM GMT) & @dontlikecricket on (January 08 2013, 23:36 PM GMT) Brother i really like both of yours spirit..........BAN is no longer good at TEST neither in ODIs & T20s....Very well & rightly said......Then what abt others???NZ and SL simply thrashed in the foreign soil in the recent games if you mind to watch though they got TEST STATUS for more than 30 years....Forget those just think abt IND; they still whitewashed in the foreign soil badly though play TEST more than 50 years....So, whats your point???Only BAN should provoke playing TEST...Very good call......I really like it and can't wait to watch what your PAK team do in SA....All the best>>>>>>

  • Kricket_ on January 9, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    Don't like Cricket .. Please dontlikeit... Bangladesh played very few Test among them they were close in every match... However, Bangladesh is not longer a minor as a ODI, T20 and Test...

  • on January 9, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    Well it seems that bangladeshi fans have no interest for their team to improve their cricket. Bd will remain a minnow team and their fans will remain criticize them to take out their test status lol

  • nemesis123 on January 9, 2013, 2:52 GMT

    After reading all the comments (so far) I think fans are not (completely) true. Facts will always be facts no matter what fans say, BD needs more to play with better teams one way or another, be it PK or AUS. I think a lot of hate is being spewed and now it would be better if both sides backed down and gave it time. Neither one is in a positive state of mind so let's carry on as things are progressing and focus on our internal security issues, every country has it's honour and dignity let's respect them. We already have too many problems and it's unfair to add this to list. IMHO there is a something fishy fishy in the background but that's just a hunch. So let's move on shall we. And for all those people who constantly bring statistics pre game, well boys let the bat n ball do the talking shall we!

  • dontlikecricket on January 8, 2013, 23:36 GMT

    I think Pak fans need to accept that international cricket is not going to return there for a forseeable future. Pak should do what SA did during apartheid period: make the domestic cricket stronger. Atleast Pak are still playing international cricket abroad/neutral grounds. With regards to BD, they should not be allowed to play test cricket, they are beyond shocking it is almost a joke!! And just because they competed well in Asia cup, it does not mean they are any better. They are ok on slow wickets but apart from one player no one is good enough to play for any other test playing nation so BD fans should stop deluding themselves.

  • t20cric on January 8, 2013, 20:51 GMT

    All BD and PAK fans should calm down, the insults you guys are throwing at each other are funny but will not help.

    Bangladesh isn't really a minnow team any more because in the Asia cup they managed to beat the two world cup finalists and almost beat Pakistan.

    @TheRisingTeam: Pakistan didn't beat BD by only 2 runs and 21 runs because Pak is getting worse, its just that Bangladesh is getting better. We'll talk about if Pakistan is getting better or worse after they play against SA which will be a true test of cricket.

    As for this series Pakistan and there fans have every right to be annoyed and angry because Bangladesh have been on the fence the whole time they should just make a solid decision and end it. Bangladesh should want to play cricket but I can understand that nothing is more important to someone then their life. But the only way Bangladesh can get better is by actually playing and you guys now have a test rating of zero so u need to play some test matches for sure.

  • on January 8, 2013, 17:41 GMT

    @reality_check.Lets hope that your dream comes true.But I guess the situation in your country is not gonna improve ever and if you do understand cricket then you should admit the fact that BD is no more a minnow in ODIs ... :)

  • Sharbigma on January 8, 2013, 16:11 GMT

    This is not the correct way to bring back cricket to Pakistan. We should concentrate on strengthening domestic cricket and a domestic T20 league that takes place in stadiums all across Pakistan. We will have to become better and stronger as a cricket set up. These half measures like making special cases to invite Bangkadesh will not bear fruit. That cricket board does not have a will of it's own. They are immature, and it is so so inappropriate to be embarrasses by nothing teams like Bangladesh backing out of tours after committing to them, they never wanted to come. They just want their 15 minutes in the limelight by playing with our desires.

  • on January 8, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    Dear pakistani fanz. Please stay away,we dont want our Bangladesh team to play in Pakistan ever. So please try to sell your jackpot somewhere else, I think Australia will be the best team to bring in your highly secure country to play with your god gifted unbeatable team. Good Luck. Dont bother.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on January 8, 2013, 14:49 GMT

    @ reality_check: PCB nominated Kamal as ICC VP because BCB nominated Ehsan Mani as ICC president earlier this century. It's just courtesy nothing more than that. According to ICC, PCB & BCB jointly nominate ICC President. Btw, this tour don't benefit BCB or PCB at all. In current situation AUS, IND, SA, ENG won't tour even if BD would tour. BD tour to PK will only convince SL or WI to tour there. Can u remember 2003? Even NZ team left PK due to security issues & at that time only BD toured there. Solitary ODI & T20 won't help BD to improve as they r very weak in away conditions. A test series would've helped BD more. Also remember BD is no more minnow in ODIs rather minnow of TEST or T20 formats.

  • Warm_Coffee on January 8, 2013, 14:23 GMT

    @reality_check: What Baundele said is true mate like it or not. India had more impact on Bangladesh getting full status then Pakistan due to the voting bloc and another reason Bangladesh got its full status is due to its massive fan base something Cricket cannot afford to lose considering the fact that very few nations play Cricket at the highest level. We know some of you guys find it tough to swallow Bangladesh improving in Cricket everyday.

  • AK47_pk on January 8, 2013, 13:27 GMT

    It makes me laf when bangla fan write that they, ll beat pakistan once their older players retired . Lol that shows that they have no confidence that there team will be strong one day. Rather they are waiting for pakistan team to become weak. Carry on waiting kids cuz its gona be a hell long of a wait :p dnt forget to pass this wait to ur coming generation ;)

  • Baundele on January 8, 2013, 13:07 GMT

    @reality_check: Bangladesh does not gain almost anything in terms of cricket from such a short trip: 1 ODI and 1 T20. That is not an attractive deal for taking life risk.

    Pakistan's contribution to Bangladesh's test status is just one vote, nothing more. Bangladesh earned it fulfilling all the conditions imposed by the ICC. Special thanks to Saber Hossain Choudhury and Jagmohan Dalmia for their lobbing.

    ICC Board appointment requires one candidate from Bangladesh and Pakistan combined. Pakistan reaped the first benefit with Ehsan Moni getting the nod last time. Obviously a Bangladeshi candidate should have been an automatic choice this time.

    PCB has actually nothing to bank on.

  • SapnerJadukar on January 8, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    I think it's enough now to stop this nonsense...good team bad team, security, playing not playing, are they plying in BPl not playing!!! Who cares! Let time decide for us every thing. Why shouldn't we go to Pakistan. Ofcourse we will go when others go! Why not pak players will play BPL. They should play cause the tradition of pak players playing in BD leagues are long written history. If they barred of playing BPL what can we do infact no body of BD cares about pak players in BPL....The show will still go on. Can we please think or do what is right and just especially the two boards!!!

  • reality_check on January 8, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    @Baundele. It's in mutual benefit of both. For Pakistan to show that it's safe to play in Pakistan and for Bangladesh to play with one of the top ICC teams. Pakistan also helped BCB in the past when helping it to become full ICC member (although it's far from being one) and then with the ICC board appointments. This was the best time BCB paid it back by touring Pakistan BUT as usual they refused under pressure. In the long run, it will be BCB's loss and not Pakistan's because Pakistan's situation will improve in few years and cricket will return BUT Bangladesh cricket will remain a minnow as it has been for the last 13 years.

  • ReverseSwingMaster on January 8, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    PCB should not allow their players to play in BPL. Bangladeshi team have one series win over West Indies fans think that they are no more minnows. They will always be minnows and would never change.

  • ExtremeSpeed on January 8, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    Bangladesh in Test Cricket will still continue to struggle for a while yet as they don't have the bowlers to regularly take 20 wickets that's the biggest problem for Bangladesh Cricket and they are for once trying to take the longer form seriously with the new BCL. However in limited overs now, they can almost give anyone a run for their money and have clearly improved in those formats. That's the best way to go about it for Bangladesh as there is of course no quick fix.

  • Fuad_bs on January 8, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    Whether you are talking about the superiority of Pakistan or inferiority of Bangladesh. You must accept the fact that Bangladesh team is no more a minnow team at all. We are certainly bad in Test cricket but in case of ODI, we are no less than Sri-Lanka and India. Each year our improvement in ODI is getting and high and high and presently are just a perfect ODI team to beat any strong cricket nation. I won't say good about BD team just because I am Bangladeshi but because the statistics of our recent performances over the last couple of years is talking in favor of us. coming to the point, I would say that Pak fans should understand that why BD is not willing to go to Pakistan. It's a matter of life and death of a whole cricket team. If Pak really wants BD to play in Pak, then why they are constantly failing to ensure standard security to our team? Pak should also understand that BD wants to play in Pak but the security system is discouraging BD to play there.

  • ExtremeSpeed on January 8, 2013, 10:43 GMT

    @Kashif.Anwar -Excuse me but do Bangladesh and Zimbabwe even play test matches? that's why both teams have 0 points and are unranked but what caught my interest is the amount of teams that play test Cricket how many? is that it? some format and you still have a ranking table. I think Cricket ranking tables should compare itself with Rugby, Tennis etc ranking tables and see how pathetic it is :D

  • Baundele on January 8, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    @reality_check, I also said the same. Pakistan is interested in hosting Bangladesh ONLY for their own cause. And therefore, the claim - by some people - about PCB helping Bangladesh cricket is pure crap.

  • reality_check on January 8, 2013, 9:54 GMT

    Bengali fans are missing the main point about Pakistan anger. It's BCB right to refuse to tour Pakistan under current situation just like other full ICC members. Most Pakistani fans understand the reason for refusal so no question about that BUT none of the other ICC members play this drama of agreeing to tour with written commitments etc and then at the last minute pull out. BCB has now done this twice. This is the main reason why most Pakistani fans feel angry. As they say... either put up or shut up. @baundele... PCB cannot afford to play Bangladesh in neutral venues. It will be a financial suicide. Sorry to break this news to you but who would want to pay for a Bangladesh match. PCB's main interest to play Bangladesh in Pakistan is to show that it's safe to play in Pakistan. Nothing more then that.

  • on January 8, 2013, 9:52 GMT

    what the hell these Bangladeshis are telling the only thing that our country has right now is the atmosphere is not good but remember that where their is light darkness also visits there i personally believe that these are dark days for my country and i strongly believe that these days will be over i am a kashmiri but i believe and am representing myself as a proud Pakistani.See bangladesh is placed at 9 ranking and the day will not be too far when they are not in that list we are not playing at our home but still our win loss percentage in all the three formats is much better than other countries we are having second position in win loss percentage bangladeshis do whatever you do but i personally doesnt want this below average team to tour our country i love my country and dont talk rubbish about my country pakistan zindzbad

  • on January 8, 2013, 9:19 GMT

    @Pakistani fans: You are suffering from superior complexity over Bangladesh. Every body knows that Pak is a better team than BD. That does not mean than you can take such cheap attitude of using BPL to blackmail BD to tour Pak. At first, you should be grateful that BD agreed to visit Pakistan. But, under the security threats, BD could not visit.

    The way you are talking is like BD is bound to listen you. Ask your board not to send any Pak player to BPL. Inshallah, without any Pak player, BPL will survive. If for any reason, BPL does not survive, we dont care. The lives of the BD players are more important than many BPLs. And, wait for few years. You will see how Bangladesh team will whitewash Pak team, Inshallah.

  • Baundele on January 8, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    I agree with most of the Pakistani fans that PCB should not send their players to the BPL. Bangladesh will not / can not send a team to Pakistan at least in the near future. BCB is just buying some time. So, please PCB grow some spine, and let us enjoy a Paki-free BPL.

  • jigerz on January 8, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    @zunaid. You have some serious problem in your head. Instead of keeping argument to cricket, you are talking other things. That shows your low level mentality. and if you are so confident about your BPL, just ask your board chairman to stop calling on Pakistani player. Lets see how your survive without star power. and yes against to remind you winning streak of Pakistani against Bangladesh. That is the main thing which is hurting you badly. Rest is all reaction to it. @cricinfo. I would suggest you people to look at comments before posting them. His comments for totally out of context to cricket match and still it was published.

  • on January 8, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    i dont know what is all the fuss about ......if bengalis have got superstars why are they begging for pakistani players....pcb should not send players to bpl it is of low standard ..the player should concentrate on first class tournament....its important for the preperation of s.a tour......

  • zunaid003 on January 8, 2013, 6:37 GMT

    @Ahmad_Shah: You want to see how BPL succeded??? Bro, oil your own machine. Talking about changing sitution!! Pakistan will split in to 3 to 4 countries very soon. Your ancestors thought in 1971 withour west pakistan Bangladesh wont survive, after 42 years Pakistan become a bomb yard. Arrange a tournament like BPL in your country then talk nah! Bangladeshis are enough to make BPL successfull.

  • Always_D_Underdog on January 8, 2013, 5:35 GMT

    Seriously....we desi's always have a great way of relating our cricketing relations to torrid times experienced by all south asian countries in the past. Get over it....yeah Pakistan has some cleaning up to do. What happened to the Sri Lankans was a disgrace. No team should have to put up with that...however to say that all Pakistanis have a superiority complex over Bangladesh within this context is ridiculous and absurd. Bangladesh are an up and coming, aspiring team, and would benefit greatly by playing with high quality sides like Pakistan. Likewise, Pakistan would benefit greatly from having an ICC team playing at home to market any potential future home series. Forget the politics, forget the BPL, this series will have a mutually desired outcome. As fans we have a duty to ensure positive outcomes for our cricketing nations, not inciting rubbish hatred.

  • Kashif.Anwar on January 8, 2013, 5:15 GMT

    I just read all the comments and was amazed at the love between the two countries. All I wanna say to my bangali bros is that you have amazing test ranking and points... 0... and u,all soon join Zimbabwe as "Unranked".

  • Ahmad_Shah on January 8, 2013, 4:02 GMT

    First of all, I dont even know why everyone is even comparing Bangladesh with Pakistan. Pakistan cricket in terms of its performance and team is way way superior than Bangladesh to a point where its rhetorical to put the 2 teams in one sentence. The only reason why Pakistan is so nice to BD is because noone is willing to play there which will hopefully change very soon. As far as the low level BPL is concerned, I'll see how BPL will survive without the star power of Pakistani cricketers.

  • davidatlas999 on January 8, 2013, 2:35 GMT

    no dear bngla fans jamshed not comes from bpl he played against india and got one 50 plus then he got injured thats why he out from team.and he played good game in domestic games thats why he select again.cant select player on bpl performence cause its deferent ball game once you came to international cricket.and enough of this pak bngla clashes just silent all.

  • on January 8, 2013, 2:27 GMT

    The venom and hate that some Pakistanis display towards Bangladesh is just mind boggling. They seem to think that they own us; that we have to do their bidding no matter what. Those too young to remember 1971, will now realise why it was impossible for Bangladeshis to live with Pakistan as one country. Many Pakistanis (I hope not MOST) still maintain the same attitude of looking down as before. I am glad we r not part of Pakistan anymore. I have always been an admirer of Pakistani cricketers. I have been supportive of their playing in our domestic leagues year after year. Its difficult to stay supportive when there is so much venom and hatred coming from the other side. Our only fault is that like every other ICC member, we r saying Pakistan is too insecure. Violence is out of control . What Pakistan should first do is join the ranks of civilised nations; ensure that there is law and order in the land and then people will be willing to visit.

  • on January 8, 2013, 2:19 GMT

    BCB is is simply buying more time in order to get commitment of Pakistani players from PCB. I am 110% sure BD will never allow their team to tour Pakistan. No foreign team should tour Pakistan unless security, law and order improves. It does not seem like happening during the next 10 years or so.I guess it is wishful thinking of PCB bigwigs that that they will accomplish this task with the exception of team from Afghanistan.

  • nemesis123 on January 8, 2013, 1:40 GMT

    Let's not drag out the past into cricket! Fact 1: Pakistan is in a tricky situation regarding security, it's work in progress we need to work together to make it better. Fact 2: BCB needs to be clear if they want to take a stance like AUS then stick to it, otherwise we are not looking down a barrel. BAN has more to gain in terms of cricket skills and we will look better in the eyes of ICC by hosting, so let's act like mature adults. As far as the discussion revolving around how better BAN [WILL] be or how worse PAK [WILL], well let's not get into this silly discussion and let time tell it's tale. I will only say this .... without hosting int'l cricket we have still managed results which others haven't produced with home series galore, so please refrain from your childish comments + behavior :) - LIVE n LET LIVE! And let's play some CRICKET!!!!

  • Shortcuts on January 8, 2013, 1:09 GMT

    This has gone beyond joke.

  • saintsinister on January 8, 2013, 0:46 GMT

    BD fans, most of you, please stop forecasting and procastinations.. Look at stats and then comment plz.. Many teams have won u19 worldcups and yet didn't do anything on the regular international level.. Big talks and no walk the walk for a decade now.. chill out.. Pakistan on the other hand should completely concentrate on SA tour.. NO BPL as these kind of tournaments do nothing but make a good player into a short term battery..

  • jigerz on January 7, 2013, 23:50 GMT

    As far as coming to Pakistan, its right of every team that they don't tour a country that is considered unsafe. Problem arises when you make a commitment after viewing security arrangement and then backoff. Thats what happened and that is simply not unacceptable. Well may be if we have gifted asia cup to bangladesh then they would have come. We don't treat them nicely.

  • jigerz on January 7, 2013, 23:47 GMT

    @TheRising Team Man your argument is hilarious. Try to go in some comedy show. You might earn big time. Average age of pakistan is 32 and average age of bangladesh is 23 so this gurantees that bangladesh being the youngest team will rule the cricket world. and pakistan being oldest team will loose. hahahahahahhaha I can't stop laughing. Where the hell you come up with such absurd arguments. With BPL 2 starting, you will surely learn more ways to loose to Pakistan. Remember the winning streak going on. Infact, if team like ireland had got test status, they would have achieved far more in 13 years than you people have done. So why don't you just go and cry that pakistan players are not coming in BPL2. You people are good at crying.(remember asia cup final)

  • jigerz on January 7, 2013, 23:39 GMT

    @mashrurR Yeah you are right. Pakistan team has really treated Bangladeshi team badly. Infact, they have treated them worse than any nation in cricket has done to any other nation. See Pakistan has defeated Bangladesh in around 43 consecutive games. What bad treatment then this. Pakistan should have lost Asia cup final to Bangladesh to show their good gestures toward Bangladesh. What a crying baby you are as your team is. And as far as what we have done for you. Check your history which board helped you in achieving test status. Your team was and is pathetic. 13 years in test status and nothing substantial to show. So why don't you tell your cricket chairman on not to ask our board chairman to include Pakistani player in your league.

  • on January 7, 2013, 23:25 GMT

    I hope they don't visit Pak - we don't want to play them in any series. They always used Pakistan for their own good , let them come to us now !

  • ak_dragon on January 7, 2013, 23:24 GMT

    BD cricket, we don't need your team.

  • Pak_alldway on January 7, 2013, 23:22 GMT

    To all bangla fans m really sorry if any of you guys got upset from my comments sorry ill try not to read the comments Becoz no one want to lisen against their countries so plz stop saying each other n lets wait n c Wat future holds for us both best of luck to both countries live long

  • on January 7, 2013, 22:56 GMT

    @TheRisingTeam

    Pakistan will become a weaker team? Which Pakistani team have you been watching? We continuously produce world class bowlers M Amir, J Khan and there are more waiting for an international opportunity. Yes we have some players who will be retiring soon but we have players who can fill in. I don't know if you are in some parallel universe but have you not seen N Jamshed, U Akmal, A Ali, A Shafiq......when was the last time BD beat whitewashed England in a test series? Or the last time you won a test series...........Most of the international players in the BPL were from Pakistan so don't get too happy.........saying that yes ofcourse BD will get better......maybe you should try to improve your own brand of cricket and produce more good quality cricketers like Sakib Al Hassan before making such comments...

  • on January 7, 2013, 21:57 GMT

    Listen all paki fan,,,within 2-3 years BD will whitewash PAKI mark my word.

  • TheRisingTeam on January 7, 2013, 21:44 GMT

    @Pak_alldway:- Sour grapes? I know the truth of what's coming hurts first sort out your country make it safe then start thinking of asking teams to visit, I hope you haven't forgotten about that young school girl Malala who is thankfully fine, that's why teams still don't visit because there is no evidence Pakistan is safe for anyone to tour. Go and ask teams like Australia, England etc so we can all see good luck! :D

  • AzAb12754 on January 7, 2013, 21:39 GMT

    Pakistan Cricket no future whatsoever! its good they are not holding any International matches safety comes first :)

  • AzAb12754 on January 7, 2013, 21:37 GMT

    @Pak_alldway: You can talk! speed isn't everything in Cricket what are you? wow back to back 100 tell him to do that at lords and old Trafford against England instead of a weak bowling attack like India. With big height you are slow and have less stamina, small quick and energetic. Rising Team is 100% right the future is clear good luck :) :P

  • AK47_pk on January 7, 2013, 21:23 GMT

    Enuf of this drama. Plz pcb say NO to bangla team. We simply dnt want them in pakistan.they shud play against afghanistan nd zimbabwe. Pakistan is in top league even without playing cricket at home. Wait couple of more years nd things shall get better. Nd make sure players play qauid e azam trophy instead of bpl. They can play srilankan spl later on nd some can go play county cricket when free. They shud not go to bangla for bpl or any other tour. Pakistani fans are sick of keep watchin one sided matches from past 14 years.

  • Warm_Coffee on January 7, 2013, 20:30 GMT

    Like any of our players will risk their lives and tour there even if it does happen though I doubt it and another excuse will be made. We still don't have an explanation on why the Sri Lanka team bus didn't get any security still waiting??? Pakistan cannot provide simple to security to anyone and if ICC don't feel its safe then its wise if BCB just forget about it and move on from this long boring saga.

  • Pak_alldway on January 7, 2013, 20:27 GMT

    @rising team::I think u haven't seen junaid and irfan yet.i bet u bangla can't produce any one who can match Muhammad Sami n u talk about pak did u see jamshed back to back 100.small height big talks.funny people

  • SyedAreYouDumb on January 7, 2013, 20:10 GMT

    Why would Bangladesh want to go to Pakistan who cant even chase 167 against one of the worst bowling attacks? Just joking Pakistan brothers please wait, once its safe we will go :) Remember Jamshed went into your national team thanks to BPL!

  • on January 7, 2013, 20:06 GMT

    Thanks to BCB save Bangladesh Team

  • TheRisingTeam on January 7, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    Pakistan will become a weaker team once those retirements starts. They seem to have forgotten that Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 21 and 2 runs in the Asia Cup matches, not 100+ runs like they use to before. Our Under-19 team even beats them now so the future is clear. When BPL 2 starts, our players will get even more confidence and learn many more things and gain more skills. Unlike Bangladesh, Pakistan cannot hold International matches/series, tournaments, franchise leagues etc etc. The average age of the Bangladesh team is 23 while the average of the Pakistan team is 32 the oldest of all the full member nations future is clear :D

  • Samudro2106 on January 7, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    In these current issues , few fans from both countries have shown their ignorance and blankly one sided thinking about cricket (interestingly which they call 'passion', 'support' etc.).. As I don't belong to Pakistan, so I can't say anything to them, but my Bangladeshi friends, please, don't try hard and soul to match others' stupid and non-sense comments.. And some say Afghanistan (also Zim,Ire,Ned etc) is better than Bangladesh... Okay,Ire,Afg are improving and we want them to be strong but, come on, they're not better than Bangladesh.. They have not beaten NZ,Ind,SRL,WI,Eng, in their last ODI encounters (which Bangladesh have) or have they ??? But if people still want to be a hater of BD cricket, then I can't help anymore...

  • on January 7, 2013, 18:32 GMT

    To hell with Bangladesh Team and there BPL, gully cricketer in Pakistan street are better than Bangladesh team

  • on January 7, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    I hope peace returns between these two cricket boards. Playing against the likes of Ajmol and Junaid would have definitely helped some of our very young recruits. Though India is in a transition phase, bowlers like Irfan, Junaid doesn't have vast international experience either. So, not being able to play against such talented players is also a huge loss for Bangladeshi players. I personally want to see both these countries play against each other. Can't two boards discuss to arrange matches in Bangladesh ?

  • Cric_info_pak on January 7, 2013, 18:10 GMT

    who want to play against bangladesh team .... pakistan club team is better then bangladesh national team.... please try to call some good team other wise leave it ...bangladesh is not good enough for strong team like pakistan whom they loast 28 game is a row

  • aslamPK on January 7, 2013, 18:08 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain @Baundele, Pakistan can not afford the expenses of holding a series with BD in UAE or England or Malaysia. The outcome(money) will be very low in these countries.

  • on January 7, 2013, 17:53 GMT

    I think that the Bangladeshis are forgetting that they were given a full member status in the ICC due to Pakistan's help, seriously think about it, do the Bangladeshi side deserve to be a full member, Afghanistan has shown more consistency than BD. So, wake up to the music BD fans, you're team ain't no nothin'

  • on January 7, 2013, 17:17 GMT

    This is ridiculous! I don't think Bangladesh are interested in touring so they should just say to them NO and everyone can move on. This saga has gone on for too long and at this rate, will never end...@relality...according to FTP, this tour was supposed to happen in UAE anyway and who would want to plan IN Pakistan voluntarily? exactly! to be honest, most of us Bangladeshi fans don't really care if Pakistan can or cannot hold matches, not our problem that Pakistan is having big problems but I hope everything goes well for your team and its future series.

  • CricLook on January 7, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    BCB should not worry about Pakistan Players in BPL. Players from Pakistan are well aware of their situation, they have little option but to play in BPL. I honestly think participation of Pakistani player will increase the appeal of BPL but that is not the end story. They league can survive without them. Pakistan should put their country in order first after that they can think about inviting international teams. Considering current situation on the ground I have little hope that the situation of the country will improve within this decade or so.

  • Baundele on January 7, 2013, 16:49 GMT

    @reality_check, PCB is not interested in playing against Bangladesh in neutral venues like Dubai or England. So, the sole purpose of this oneODI-oneT20 tour is to show the world that Pakistan is safe for cricket.

  • reality_check on January 7, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    BCB does not want to tour Pakistan but is interested in Pakistani players in BPL. Shouldn't Bangladesh consider themselves to be lucky that a full ICC member is rolling out the red carpet for an invitation to play? If it wasn't for ICC rules, who would play Bangladesh voluntarily? Think about it.

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  • reality_check on January 7, 2013, 16:24 GMT

    BCB does not want to tour Pakistan but is interested in Pakistani players in BPL. Shouldn't Bangladesh consider themselves to be lucky that a full ICC member is rolling out the red carpet for an invitation to play? If it wasn't for ICC rules, who would play Bangladesh voluntarily? Think about it.

  • Baundele on January 7, 2013, 16:49 GMT

    @reality_check, PCB is not interested in playing against Bangladesh in neutral venues like Dubai or England. So, the sole purpose of this oneODI-oneT20 tour is to show the world that Pakistan is safe for cricket.

  • CricLook on January 7, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    BCB should not worry about Pakistan Players in BPL. Players from Pakistan are well aware of their situation, they have little option but to play in BPL. I honestly think participation of Pakistani player will increase the appeal of BPL but that is not the end story. They league can survive without them. Pakistan should put their country in order first after that they can think about inviting international teams. Considering current situation on the ground I have little hope that the situation of the country will improve within this decade or so.

  • on January 7, 2013, 17:17 GMT

    This is ridiculous! I don't think Bangladesh are interested in touring so they should just say to them NO and everyone can move on. This saga has gone on for too long and at this rate, will never end...@relality...according to FTP, this tour was supposed to happen in UAE anyway and who would want to plan IN Pakistan voluntarily? exactly! to be honest, most of us Bangladeshi fans don't really care if Pakistan can or cannot hold matches, not our problem that Pakistan is having big problems but I hope everything goes well for your team and its future series.

  • on January 7, 2013, 17:53 GMT

    I think that the Bangladeshis are forgetting that they were given a full member status in the ICC due to Pakistan's help, seriously think about it, do the Bangladeshi side deserve to be a full member, Afghanistan has shown more consistency than BD. So, wake up to the music BD fans, you're team ain't no nothin'

  • aslamPK on January 7, 2013, 18:08 GMT

    @Ahmed Hussain @Baundele, Pakistan can not afford the expenses of holding a series with BD in UAE or England or Malaysia. The outcome(money) will be very low in these countries.

  • Cric_info_pak on January 7, 2013, 18:10 GMT

    who want to play against bangladesh team .... pakistan club team is better then bangladesh national team.... please try to call some good team other wise leave it ...bangladesh is not good enough for strong team like pakistan whom they loast 28 game is a row

  • on January 7, 2013, 18:21 GMT

    I hope peace returns between these two cricket boards. Playing against the likes of Ajmol and Junaid would have definitely helped some of our very young recruits. Though India is in a transition phase, bowlers like Irfan, Junaid doesn't have vast international experience either. So, not being able to play against such talented players is also a huge loss for Bangladeshi players. I personally want to see both these countries play against each other. Can't two boards discuss to arrange matches in Bangladesh ?

  • on January 7, 2013, 18:32 GMT

    To hell with Bangladesh Team and there BPL, gully cricketer in Pakistan street are better than Bangladesh team

  • Samudro2106 on January 7, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    In these current issues , few fans from both countries have shown their ignorance and blankly one sided thinking about cricket (interestingly which they call 'passion', 'support' etc.).. As I don't belong to Pakistan, so I can't say anything to them, but my Bangladeshi friends, please, don't try hard and soul to match others' stupid and non-sense comments.. And some say Afghanistan (also Zim,Ire,Ned etc) is better than Bangladesh... Okay,Ire,Afg are improving and we want them to be strong but, come on, they're not better than Bangladesh.. They have not beaten NZ,Ind,SRL,WI,Eng, in their last ODI encounters (which Bangladesh have) or have they ??? But if people still want to be a hater of BD cricket, then I can't help anymore...