Bangladesh news January 9, 2013

Kamal denies unconditional commitment to tour Pakistan

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ICC vice-president AHM Mustafa Kamal has denied any "unconditional commitment" from Bangladesh to tour Pakistan, contrary to what the current BCB president, Nazmul Hassan, had stated last month. Kamal, the former BCB president, said he approves the idea of touring Pakistan, but insisted that the final decision on touring rests with the BCB.

"It [unconditional commitment] was not in any ICC meetings' minutes," Kamal told reporters. "I have not missed a single meeting [in my time as BCB president]. Such things cannot be written in minutes of a meeting. I deny it, this cannot have happened.

"There were a lot of discussions in the ICC and those have been mentioned in their minutes. At every instance it was mentioned that if Bangladesh tours Pakistan, the ICC will be involved in some capacity. The assessment of their security team will determine whether they'll send officials or not. We have never said that we will bypass the ICC, which will set a precedent for other countries. It is true that ICC wants Bangladesh to tour Pakistan, otherwise discussions wouldn't be mentioned in its books."

However, Hassan, while announcing Bangladesh's postponement of a proposed Pakistan tour on December 31, had clearly mentioned such a commitment made in the ICC meeting (in April 2012). When the plans for the tour were renewed in early November, Hassan said that the BCB had made a written commitment to tour Pakistan in a letter.

Kamal said he wouldn't distance himself from holding the idea of touring Pakistan, and insists Bangladesh should go to the country. "It was my initiation, and I wouldn't deny it. Bangladesh must go to Pakistan, and I know a lot has been written against me. But it was my work and if I hadn't [done the job], nothing would be written against me."

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • POSTED BY AzAb12754 on | January 12, 2013, 19:18 GMT

    @Adnan_Mamoon: You say an all time Bangladesh XI isn't good enough for Pakistan then explain to me how Pakistan only managed to beat Bangladesh by 21 and 2 runs just in the Asia Cup? our under-19 team owns the Pakistan under-19 team the future is clear my friend especially when the Pakistan team is the oldest and will eventually go through a massive transition unlike us but don't worry, you guys are not the only ones so enjoy your one last big reign because time is running out. I agree Pakistan are much better Cricket team than Bangladesh but will it last? based on some of those evidence I have mentioned above, it looks like future wise Bangladesh will have the upperhand over Pakistan for a very long duration :)

  • POSTED BY AzAb12754 on | January 12, 2013, 19:13 GMT

    @Adnan_Mamoon: You done? lets analyse whether Shakib can get into the Australia, India and South Africa teams. Australia don't have a world class spinner and they are using Nathan Lyons who is okay with the ball yeah but can't bat like Shakib so Shakib wins hands down for the Australian selection. South Africa again same they don't either have a world class spinner so he will obviously replace Tahir or Peterson who can't bat and India, Jadeja, Ashwin...I think we all know the answer :)

  • POSTED BY Tamimfan on | January 12, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    @Rafelgibt... lol you are exaggerating too much on razzak, tamim etc.. as a bangladesh supporter i feel embarrassed to see people say razzak will walk into any team in the world. i think shakib is the only player who can walk into other test teams but not into best teams like aus, ind, sa..

  • POSTED BY Tamimfan on | January 12, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    it is not a worthy series for pakistan. even an all time bangladesh xi is no match for pakistan A team. but still pak is keen on this tour. also it is not a problem if pakistan does not send its players to bpl. the tournament will survive somehow

  • POSTED BY on | January 12, 2013, 3:25 GMT

    Bangladesh should only go there if pakistan holds asia cup! or atleast a tri-series among south asian test playing nations.

  • POSTED BY rif75 on | January 12, 2013, 1:08 GMT

    a huge Congratulation to BCB for cancelling the tour ...

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | January 11, 2013, 16:08 GMT

    dontlikecricket on (January 11 2013, 00:37 AM GMT) I thought we were talking about TESTs only......Ok then......The list for Ban players qualify for ODIs and T20s arent low either.........Tamim & Abdur Razzak can get into any team of the world......Then Mushfiq, Shohag Gazi, Mahmudullah,Enamul etc is also there in the list as well...PAK supporters really remind me of those WHITE ELEPHANTS teams like Liverpool and others that 'once got champion' in last 30 years but still pretend like a recent champion....By the way Azhat Mahmood is part of Eng now so, dont let your self down by saying he is a PAK product.........LOL

  • POSTED BY SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on | January 11, 2013, 0:40 GMT

    Cricinfo ?? WTH ur Not Publishing my comment...Bangladesh will only Tour "IF" matches are played in Pashtun or Afghanistan otherwise bd will not go..Cricket in "Punjab" will not return because of what happened in lahore in 2009 :P

  • POSTED BY dontlikecricket on | January 11, 2013, 0:37 GMT

    Rafelgibt on (January 10 2013, 10:55 AM GMT. The comment section has been closed on other article, thought you may be posting here as well. I can think of many other Pak players who can make into other test playing nations (one days, test, t20) like Younis Khan, Abdul Rehman, Umar Gul and new players like Junaid, etc etc. Anyway last year Pak won agaisnt Eng, Kiwi, SL, drew in WI and a year before drew agaisnt SA and list goes on. So obvioulsy they can compete agaisnt top sides. Players like Azhar Mahmood, Yasir Arafat, Abdul Razaq are in demand all around the world in good cricket leagues and they are not even playing for Pak any more. How many games BD has won in last 2/3 years??? Statistics dont lie. BD supportesr are same as team of a 3rd division English football league supporters when they win a game or two aganist top premiership side they gloat for ever, it does not mean they are any good!!!

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | January 10, 2013, 21:58 GMT

    Pakistan fans really think India will also tour there get real, nobody tours Pakistan simply because security isn't good enough and until that is 100% good, no team will dare to tour Pakistan sorry but one day who knows? :P

  • POSTED BY AzAb12754 on | January 12, 2013, 19:18 GMT

    @Adnan_Mamoon: You say an all time Bangladesh XI isn't good enough for Pakistan then explain to me how Pakistan only managed to beat Bangladesh by 21 and 2 runs just in the Asia Cup? our under-19 team owns the Pakistan under-19 team the future is clear my friend especially when the Pakistan team is the oldest and will eventually go through a massive transition unlike us but don't worry, you guys are not the only ones so enjoy your one last big reign because time is running out. I agree Pakistan are much better Cricket team than Bangladesh but will it last? based on some of those evidence I have mentioned above, it looks like future wise Bangladesh will have the upperhand over Pakistan for a very long duration :)

  • POSTED BY AzAb12754 on | January 12, 2013, 19:13 GMT

    @Adnan_Mamoon: You done? lets analyse whether Shakib can get into the Australia, India and South Africa teams. Australia don't have a world class spinner and they are using Nathan Lyons who is okay with the ball yeah but can't bat like Shakib so Shakib wins hands down for the Australian selection. South Africa again same they don't either have a world class spinner so he will obviously replace Tahir or Peterson who can't bat and India, Jadeja, Ashwin...I think we all know the answer :)

  • POSTED BY Tamimfan on | January 12, 2013, 9:04 GMT

    @Rafelgibt... lol you are exaggerating too much on razzak, tamim etc.. as a bangladesh supporter i feel embarrassed to see people say razzak will walk into any team in the world. i think shakib is the only player who can walk into other test teams but not into best teams like aus, ind, sa..

  • POSTED BY Tamimfan on | January 12, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    it is not a worthy series for pakistan. even an all time bangladesh xi is no match for pakistan A team. but still pak is keen on this tour. also it is not a problem if pakistan does not send its players to bpl. the tournament will survive somehow

  • POSTED BY on | January 12, 2013, 3:25 GMT

    Bangladesh should only go there if pakistan holds asia cup! or atleast a tri-series among south asian test playing nations.

  • POSTED BY rif75 on | January 12, 2013, 1:08 GMT

    a huge Congratulation to BCB for cancelling the tour ...

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | January 11, 2013, 16:08 GMT

    dontlikecricket on (January 11 2013, 00:37 AM GMT) I thought we were talking about TESTs only......Ok then......The list for Ban players qualify for ODIs and T20s arent low either.........Tamim & Abdur Razzak can get into any team of the world......Then Mushfiq, Shohag Gazi, Mahmudullah,Enamul etc is also there in the list as well...PAK supporters really remind me of those WHITE ELEPHANTS teams like Liverpool and others that 'once got champion' in last 30 years but still pretend like a recent champion....By the way Azhat Mahmood is part of Eng now so, dont let your self down by saying he is a PAK product.........LOL

  • POSTED BY SylhetiBangladeshiCricketExpert4u on | January 11, 2013, 0:40 GMT

    Cricinfo ?? WTH ur Not Publishing my comment...Bangladesh will only Tour "IF" matches are played in Pashtun or Afghanistan otherwise bd will not go..Cricket in "Punjab" will not return because of what happened in lahore in 2009 :P

  • POSTED BY dontlikecricket on | January 11, 2013, 0:37 GMT

    Rafelgibt on (January 10 2013, 10:55 AM GMT. The comment section has been closed on other article, thought you may be posting here as well. I can think of many other Pak players who can make into other test playing nations (one days, test, t20) like Younis Khan, Abdul Rehman, Umar Gul and new players like Junaid, etc etc. Anyway last year Pak won agaisnt Eng, Kiwi, SL, drew in WI and a year before drew agaisnt SA and list goes on. So obvioulsy they can compete agaisnt top sides. Players like Azhar Mahmood, Yasir Arafat, Abdul Razaq are in demand all around the world in good cricket leagues and they are not even playing for Pak any more. How many games BD has won in last 2/3 years??? Statistics dont lie. BD supportesr are same as team of a 3rd division English football league supporters when they win a game or two aganist top premiership side they gloat for ever, it does not mean they are any good!!!

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | January 10, 2013, 21:58 GMT

    Pakistan fans really think India will also tour there get real, nobody tours Pakistan simply because security isn't good enough and until that is 100% good, no team will dare to tour Pakistan sorry but one day who knows? :P

  • POSTED BY t20cric on | January 10, 2013, 21:37 GMT

    @The_Ashes: You actually like BCB's attitude, you like that they couldn't just say no as soon as they thought Pakistan's conditions were bad????? They had to think about it for months. Please tell me your being sarcastic.

  • POSTED BY AK47_pk on | January 10, 2013, 21:19 GMT

    Security problem is only in northern areas. Pakistan is a massive country. Only province punjab is bigger than whole of england so dnt mix it guys. We dnt paly cricket in northern areas anyways so all is well for cricket. Bomb blasts happened in india as well but life dosnt stop there. Nd for bangladesh fans , nobody is willing to play with u nd rest asure we dnt want u either.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 18:40 GMT

    poor decision made by bangladesh bcoz there is a security problem in many countries but unfortunately pakistan had been victimized so far thats not good

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | January 10, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    And Pakistan fans thought that if Bangladesh don't visit then teams like Sri Lanka, Ireland etc will yeah right look at the news and see what happened in Pakistan today. No country no matter how good or weak you are in Cricket should by any means tour there. Pakistan fans need to understand that this is not a joke and openly say to everyone that really its not safe for visiting nations to come, stay and play. I don't think Cricket will ever return in Pakistan :D

  • POSTED BY The_Ashes on | January 10, 2013, 17:29 GMT

    Excellent decision by BCB to reject this tour because unfortunately news broke in that there has been a huge incident today in Pakistan. Thank God this tour was cancelled again and Bangladesh made the wisest and bravest of decisions and saved Cricket from a lot of trouble had there been another attack on visiting team. I really like the attitude of Bangladesh Cricket now and are now taking Cricket seriously despite the criticism.

  • POSTED BY MAN_AT_WORK on | January 10, 2013, 17:04 GMT

    Dawn today's headline is ''Blast leaves 21 dead, 70 injured at Swat religious centre''. Pakistan need political stability first before they ask any international cricket team to play in there grounds! Personally im a die hard fan of Pakistani cricket team but the thing is some Pakistani supporter keep saying ICC should take away BAngladesh test status!! Just because Bangladesh no willing to play in pakistan?? i believe MR.Kamal agreed to send Bangladesh cricket team help to bring international cricket in Pakistani land but situation is not improving at all.

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | January 10, 2013, 16:20 GMT

    This tour is not going to happen probably won't make a difference even if it did so lets forget about it and move on. I think BCB don't want to upset PCB which is why they are saying one-day we will come or something.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 16:03 GMT

    It is so SIMPLE all my dear friends. I never take the side of Pak or Bangladesh in this matter but according to my evenhanded analysis, Bangladesh should not have made commitment first. Most of the people say that it was Kamal who made commitment but he was promising things on the behalf of ENTIRE BCB. It was never too late in saying no but the new chief also spoke in the media about sending the cricket team. And when he said no, the manner in which the tour was avoided is simply like not fulfilling the promise. There are diplomatic ways to handle the situation. Tell me BD fans honestly, what you people are going to get after refusing in such way? A clear crack in the cricketing, may be political, relations between Pak and BD. Yet the people of BD justify this non serious response from BCB in the whole process.

  • POSTED BY TheRisingTeam on | January 10, 2013, 15:43 GMT

    @ likeintcricket:- Lets be honest about 'crowds', in 2012 there were hardly any crowd in the West Indies-New Zealand series, there were hardly any crowd in the Sri Lanka v New Zealand series same with Sri Lanka v India and the first test match at the Gabba between Australia and South Africa. Even the India-England test series had large gaps of empty crowd especially that test match on the slow surface so crowd issue is everywhere in Cricket lets not be biased and behave :)

  • POSTED BY swat1999 on | January 10, 2013, 15:20 GMT

    Bangladesh should tour pakistan. Security situation is much better than ever before in Pakistan. Cricket cooperation between this two Asian nation is very important

  • POSTED BY likeintcricket on | January 10, 2013, 15:11 GMT

    Bangladesh is not a crowd puller and certainly not a team to give Pakistan a fight in Pakistan. But Pakistani home fans still wants to see their team play some international matches at home. Pakistan had supported the teams like SriLanka and Bangladesh in tough times and this is the time they should pay it back. All being said, It is the political atmosphere in Pakistan which needs to be drastically improve to make way for safe playing conditions. I am really scared of inviting any foreign team in Pakistan as any more Lahore incident will certainly cause a complete ban on Pak cricket.

  • POSTED BY TheRisingTeam on | January 10, 2013, 15:02 GMT

    Cricket won't return in Pakistan till 2100 :D

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    Lets kick off, ICC even. Why not to make a new WCC(World Cricket Council). ICC will never end up its baisdness. I am sure PCB is the only board to take this bold step to sign off from ICC and let the BCB and BCCI do whatever they want. We are a Cricket loving country, they can't take cricket out of Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 13:23 GMT

    We pakistani's don't want BD to visit our country now thr are some better teams than BD who can visit pak so i think PCB should let them go.We don't respect those who do not honour their promises.BD is just playing pranks with PCB so that they allow pakistani players to participate in BPL they are so mean to be honest.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    ICC has written off the T20 worldcup 2018 which was supposed to happen in Pakistan, now it will happen somewhere else... So I think cricket is not going to be coming in Pak for a long time...This really hurts me as condition in Pakistan is not what it seems on paper... Icc has to actually visit Pak for at least a month before saying anything against security situation in Pak

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 11:41 GMT

    Never Allow our players to attend BPL, play your own Domestic Season for what we are waiting for.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | January 10, 2013, 11:36 GMT

    I think you need a "reality_check" :) its not upto you to decide Pakistan players should go and not got to BPL, its up to them its their lives not yours. Also Bangladesh fans don't really care if Pakistan players participate or not we're not interested in seeing them, we're more interested in seeing our players wake up!!! it would be a good thing if Pakistani players don't participate to be honest :D

  • POSTED BY Tanveer_is on | January 10, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    I think PCB not Allowed his players to participate in BPL. They Know very well without PAk players BPL is nothing.

  • POSTED BY reality_check on | January 10, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    I think PCB should not keep pressing this issue. Just let it go. BCB made a written commitment and backed out of it twice. That is a fact. Even if BCB tours Pakistan, it does not mean Aus/Eng/SA will also agree. This will take time. be patient. PCB should hold back all Pakistani players from BPL in reply and end this sorry saga.

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | January 10, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    @Mizanul Khan on (January 09 2013, 19:39 PM GMT) Brother i dont know which country are you from but my question is to how do you measure security concern of IRAQ and PAKISTAN???If "Foot Ball God" Maradonna wants go to IRAQ then let him go.....But why you are forcing our cricketers to go to PAK???Just think if anything bad occurs both of the cases then what will happen???ARG will loss only one man MAradona but BAN will loss their most precious cricketers' of their cricketing history.......How are you going to measure that???so, I think you need to be little more sensible in terms defining life risking threats than you personal desire(????).......Roar Tigers Roar>>>>

  • POSTED BY Vehari-Express on | January 10, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    I do not think Pakistan's sceurity situation is as bad as it's being presented & discussed rather Pakistan is being humilated due to weak polotical governemnt. I think at governemnt level BCB do not want to support us at this difficult time. PCB should work with other boards to tour Pakistan like Zimbabway/Kinya etc

  • POSTED BY Alam64 on | January 10, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    I think time is not right for Pak cricket. Hopefully things will improve in future. On ICC level, we need strong negotiators to attend the meetings who can boldly express the concerns. Its not in PAK favor that they support anyone unconditionally at any level in ICC management.

  • POSTED BY Masud_BITK on | January 10, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    I see some headless users from both countries are unnecessary talking about the weight of two nations. This is NOT the real issue. I see good progress of India team may visit Pakistan soon. It is NOT the time to judge who is bigger but the time to help Pakistan cricket. If Bangladesh can sacrifice a bit as Pakistan did for Bangladesh, it would be great help for Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY Amjad_Bukhari on | January 10, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    @Sultana Toma. You do'nt know Cricket. Rankings are not true picture of any team. Ind are World Champs but Not ONE in Ranking. You know when BD beat Pak last time (almost 14 years ago, 1999 World Cup which was a deal to bring BD on test status) and yet that time they hv not beaten Pak in any format. If BD is not willing to send the team, why they send officials for looking Security conditions (just for trip on PCB expenditures). Pak just beat Ind (world Champ) at their home and you think BD is equal with Pak in Cricket. How many time BD have beaten Pak in any format even at BD Soil.(Check the Record). Pak won Asia cup, Pak play World Cup SF 2011, Pak played T20 WC 2012 SF, Pak played T20 WC 2010 SF, Pak won T20 WC 2009. this just last 3 years. And you rank BD almost equal to Pak. WHAT A JOKE IT IS?

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    A a cricket fan I am really confused now. Initially I thought Mr Kamal bulled Mr Zaka to occupy the ICC chair. Now( after Kamal's interview with press) it seems to me he is now bulling Mr Hasan( present BCB boss). The readers only can have the fact if PCB or BCB publishes the "so called written commitment". I think both boards ( PCB & BCB) are acting foolishly . For nothing these guys are facing media and giving false information. One thing is now clear both BD boards and Pak boards officials made an way to abuse public money in the names of security assessment visits, bilateral talks etc. Please try not to confuse people anymore; do not make your pleasant tours using boards' money and keep away from press. Cricket fans of both nations should hate "Kamal-Zaka-Hassan conspiracy". These guys are good for nothing for the cricket.

  • POSTED BY zara_khan on | January 10, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    I would request all Pakistanis and Bangladeshis to pls drop the issue....This issue is being played on media a lot...id say overhyped.....Things will change in due course of time till then stay put .....

  • POSTED BY zara_khan on | January 10, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    Bangladesh we as Pakistanis do understand ur concerns...I think we should just concentrate on our domestic cricket for now...After 2014 things will be better Inshaallah and we will have int cricket here too....Till then we need to groom resilient young cricketers who never knew what a home advantage is....

  • POSTED BY Solid_Snake on | January 10, 2013, 7:59 GMT

    @Sultana->Now people are comparing Pak with BD Hahahaha ... Best joke i've heard in years...Keep on dreaming in a Ranking world..8th Rank is just to good for you..you BD fans wont listen or not understanding or is it us who are unable to communicate properly... Dude your board is trolling..A simple 'NO' would do the job..Just say 'No' & get on with it.I cannot believe BD fans are supporting their Board lol..We dont want you here.We are not forcing you.But your board needs to stop this trollig. Dont make a commitment if you cannot stick with it..Pak security was the same at the time BD came here on a vist & still is the same as before.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 7:53 GMT

    Is Bangladesh is team lol? Who is denying the Pakistan tour.. If they remember they eligible for International cricket Caz of Pakistan give them a Gift Match :)

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    Billly4u@ PCB is begging to play ODI's in PAK soil Right ?? Check the ODI ranking, PK only at 6 and BD at 8 means both teams are almost equal, only WI in between who we have defeated in last series convincingly. Dont make baseless comments.

  • POSTED BY Rouky04 on | January 10, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    I think PCB is agitated on the approach of BCB which is kind of childish and full of hesitation. IF they dont want to come then why they sent their security contingent to verify the security plans and on top of it, that security contingent gave its satisfaction over the security plans and after that the denial from BCB is, as mentioned earlier, childish. Now Paksitan should stop asking them for tour and deal with the matter officially wthout putting any pressure on them. Mr. Kamal has got what he was after so he should not be bothered any more.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 6:58 GMT

    Abu Taleb@As a Pakistani I glaldly accpet the decision made by BCB and I think its wise. Bcoz its our problem that the situiation in our country is horrible,security is questionable,there is nothing to blame the visitors. No people would like to sacrifice their lives for a single short tour. May allah save our pakistan from this incidents.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 6:49 GMT

    I think Pakistan should not insist on Bangladesh tour to Pakistan.If BD does not want to come OK, Pakistan should invite other teams and convince them, SL should be approached.

  • POSTED BY Taha_Farrukh on | January 10, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    I think Pakistan take the stance to not send their player for BBL....where people not support Pakistan rather Cricket.....

  • POSTED BY Behind_the_Wicket on | January 10, 2013, 6:21 GMT

    I think PCB is not learning anything.Why they want Bangladesh to come in Pakistan ? Why PCB is allowing players to go in Bangladesh ? Why PCB want Misbah as captain in ODIS? Why PCB gives chances to Akmal Brothers in every format ? Why Sami & Sohail Tanvir will be part of team again ? These all whys are unanswerable.Anybody can tell me about this?

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    funny ppl mentionting bd cannot go to india bd doesnt need to go india all the other teams would come anytime to bd not the same for pak ... for pak cricket good luck in the future thts all why make a big deal out of bd cricket wy cannot they invite other top teams like south africa australia why BD cricket since we cant even bet zimbabwe blame also goes for bcb why evn think and giving them hope we dont need pk players in BPL our plyers r enough

  • POSTED BY TheBlackMonk on | January 10, 2013, 4:50 GMT

    This is a dead tour and why people are making it worse commenting on it now! We know we are the weakest test team and Pak was our biggest ally so far, hope still is today! The dilemma is we can't say the big "NO" for strategical reason, but digging it out every now and then is only worsening the situation. But one thing I know, the tour will happen, if not today then two years later or before, and I sincerely hope the peace is restored in Pakistan. Only speaking about it less can help the two boards to keep the relation in good.

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 3:43 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi I would recommend bd to tour pk & keep gd relation with them.i think they help usot in ckt. Bcb should stop listening media and take right decision. As far I remember bd national football team visited(3-0) pk last yr.nothin happened so why not bd ckt??

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 3:40 GMT

    Maan, you should,nt do that, why you are not keeping your word , it is very big sin. If you don,t want to tour pak. than say big no, why this pretext , maan make yourself trustworthy i,e better for you and also for both bangla. and pak. . I wish peace appear between these two countries on ckt. front. Cheers from j & k...

  • POSTED BY Cricfan27 on | January 10, 2013, 3:31 GMT

    Funny BD fans, you speak of Pakistan's striping off test status, when Pakistan beat Test Ranking NO1 England 3-0 in recent time, and at the same time you cannot beat Zimbabwe in a single test..Ungrateful, you don't even know what Pakistan did to establish Bangladesh test status. Have you been yet able to play a single ODI series on Indian soil, your great friend, mention a single even one match test series on Indian soil, since you got the so called test status and after that you started learning English..

  • POSTED BY on | January 10, 2013, 3:13 GMT

    After all this drama, I guess Bangladesh's cricket fans would be more ashamed of BCB & its officials, than how frustrated some of the Pakistani supporters are of their behavior. This is high time, we should stop collaborating with the BCB board and force them to act more professionally.

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2013, 23:06 GMT

    One word "Say NO to BPL"........

  • POSTED BY nemesis123 on | January 9, 2013, 22:52 GMT

    Irresponsible attitude by BCB, they want the best of both while having little cricket stature themselves. If PCB has a spine then they will prepare their players for SA tour and put more focus on internal league and player development. Forget BD, forget that they ever existed and their cricket league ever existed. If they want to play we will always take the moral high ground and extend our support but right now let's forget about them and focus on ourselves. This is absolutely not going anywhere. We don't need you, you don't need us so please act like mature adults!

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | January 9, 2013, 22:31 GMT

    Mustafa Kamal is a true Politician :)

  • POSTED BY ak_dragon on | January 9, 2013, 21:49 GMT

    Dear Mr.Zaka, It's time to take some strict action against there BPL league & made a comment like Mr Hasan: "We are willing to send our players to BPL, in fact that was my initiation for my players to go & play that league. A country like Bangladesh, Our International & domestic players has high in demand to support this weird league. But the supreme Job is to serve our own country, so they're staying back & preparing themselves for SA tour. Moral of the story is tit for tat, so this how it works Mr.Hasan & BCB.

  • POSTED BY Green_Team on | January 9, 2013, 21:47 GMT

    @BD Fans We r not forcing on BD to tour,we r just saying stop all drama . If u want to come then say yes,if u dont want then say no . . . If you have any problem with security then clearly say that There is a security Issue but you r seeing that which is BCB not doing . . . If you have any security problem then you should not come bt when your security team said that all is good then there should be no question on security issues or security issue should not be used as a reason ..

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2013, 21:37 GMT

    its all abt the game mr so n so once in icc dont give a damn abt oters. so plz from my personaall no no from public plz fuck off

  • POSTED BY Syed_imran_abbas on | January 9, 2013, 21:27 GMT

    Pakistan cricket will be back home soon. but please PCB, no more invitations for bangladesh team ever again and no Pakistani player should be given NOC to play in BPL. They are really so childesh and this drama should be stopped forever.

  • POSTED BY t20cric on | January 9, 2013, 21:15 GMT

    @soho1997: that was way to offensive to even consider if it should be published or not. why should pakistan have lost their test status for something that the team did not even do. Sri Lanka doesn't even hate Pakistan for that and you BD fans are still using that as an excuse. I think BD should just end this right now its either yes or no.

    BTW look at how "good" BD is doing in the test rankings with their test status, and you say Pakistan should lose their test status.

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2013, 20:56 GMT

    @ mark, sorry my friend, if u think of us in that way but wll u risk ur's players life? if ICC have given the security certificate we wouldnt mind to tour to pakistan. we want every country to taste international cricket their soil but none of us willing to risk our player's life. ask PCB to clear a security certificate than we will tour.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | January 9, 2013, 20:45 GMT

    As a Human Being Im strongly against this tour because not only it will put life of player in danger but the life of people will be in danger too. Does anyone remember the police man who died in that attach on Sri Lankan player's bus. Everyone talk about how lucky those players were that they didn't get shot but what about the police who died??? May be Pakistan is able to provide enough security to player but can they make same promise to the people who will turn up to watch Pakistan team playing on their home? The very day the news came out that BD won't be touring Pakistan Dozen of people died in Karachi. Honestly Pak fan how do u ask International cricket to get back to Pak in such situation??? Ive seen some Pak fan saying Afgan & Ireland is better than BD. Fair enough get them to tour ur country & convince the rest of the world by that

  • POSTED BY SyedAreYouDumb on | January 9, 2013, 20:22 GMT

    Bangladesh should tour Pakistan if anything happens Allah knows best!! But Pakistanis brothers please understand that we only have a few quality players (i have to admit) and if anything happens to them, more slow progress in international cricket

  • POSTED BY Pak_alldway on | January 9, 2013, 19:56 GMT

    @azaab::look my friend mark is not saying y bangalis r not going pak he just telling how bangla changing their words.which great ppl never do otherwise my friend u have all the right not to visit pak but come with clean hands n say it straight

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2013, 19:39 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi, I would say that BCB should stop drama about Pakistan tour. Bangladesh should go to Pakistan, they shouldn't involved any dirty politics. Pakistan security issue is better than Iraq. If "Foot Ball God" Maradonna wants to go to Iraq as their coach, why Bangladesh scare about Pakistan. Actually some BCB "Politician Official" making this tour "Dirty". Bangladesh should give "Friendly Hand" to Pakistan for bringing the International Cricket on their soil. I do hate and condemn BCB's dirty game about this issue.

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2013, 19:32 GMT

    Not only should these politicians be eradicated from ICC but also from Bangladeshi politics. Such a two faced liar. Typical Bengali politician.

  • POSTED BY AzAb12754 on | January 9, 2013, 19:29 GMT

    Anyway its not safe for visiting teams small or big to tour Pakistan even ICC does not say its safe so its best if no International team tours there.

  • POSTED BY AzAb12754 on | January 9, 2013, 19:28 GMT

    @Mark Pakistani lolz yeah but you can't force players to risk their lives that the point. I'm still waiting why Pakistan failed to give simple security to the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009 and instead Pakistan is blaming ICC and other countries for them not hosting :D

  • POSTED BY FRRR on | January 9, 2013, 19:20 GMT

    Pakistan should focus on improving our domestic cricket structure in this time. Learn from South Africans. On the other hand, Pakistan should try to play at international venues which will make Pakistan a must better and competent side in International ODIs and Tests.

  • POSTED BY rasel_drubo on | January 9, 2013, 19:18 GMT

    @HawksEyeFocused :.Funny comments hahahhah..go to any comedy show..people will get fun .... nothing will be change to BD by your barking. It was BD who helped Ehsan Mani to be ICC's president 1st in reply Pak voted Mr.Kamal for Vice president. @Billly4u: After 1-2 years you will be begging to Afghanistan, Ireland or Zimbabwe to tour PAK as the major teams like Australia,England, South Africa and Sri Lanka n India won't visit Pakistan .you are right you do not need to beg us to visit PAK.

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    @soho1997: Well this is offensive. You are taunting Pakistan as they give you people an invitation. And you people talk too much after just not fulfilling the commitment. Do the Bangladeshi people really know what the commitment is? I am a regular viewer of cricinfo and i can say it straight away that Bangladesh is the BIGGEST U-Turner i have ever seen.

  • POSTED BY MAN_AT_WORK on | January 9, 2013, 18:54 GMT

    @HawksEyeFocused pakistan should play Neighbours afganisthan more often and honestly Bangladesh dont need to play with u in ur so called peaceful country, also ICC should take Pakistans test statues away the day they tried to kill sri lankan players. Pls publish my comment.

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | January 9, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    The photograph tells the whole story.

  • POSTED BY HawksEyeFocused on | January 9, 2013, 18:14 GMT

    Why does PCB always persists BD should tour Pakistan? Why do we need BD to tour Pakistan? Even if BD tours Pakistan, even then the major teams like Australia,England, South Africa and Sri Lanka wont visit Pakistan because BD is still minnow and not better than Afghanistan, Ireland or Zimbabwe barring its undeserved test status. The ICC shouldn't waste time to take test status back from BD and give it to Ireland and Afghanistan. BD, so far has performed very poorly since it has got test status. It was Pakistan who supported BD in gaining test status. It was Pakistan who helped Kamal to be ICC's vice president. Pakistan must stop its players from playing BPL or any sort of cricket in BD. Above all Pakistan must not play any kind of cricket with BD anywhere in the world. SHAHZAN HAIDER BUKHARI

  • POSTED BY khurramsch on | January 9, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    perfect example why ICC wants boards to get rid of politicians...and political influence. he is a politician and until he ws runing for VP post he was saying something else. BCB board making it realy worse. saying something else 1 time and next day abnother thing. what was the logioc of Current president anoucing tour in december? Icc should press hard to get rid of these politicians from india,pakistan, BD & SL

  • POSTED BY Billly4u on | January 9, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    I wonder why PCB is pushing so much to bengalies to tour Pakistan. This is not the right time to do this. We should still wait and let the circumstances change and then bengalies will beg themselves to come. It is simply degrading ourselves by requesting a number 10 team again and again to visit. Mr Zaka Ashraf you just try and try but do not bow that much so that others think we have no other option. You are not degrading yourself but us too. We do not need bengalies to visit us as begging.

  • POSTED BY K.A.K on | January 9, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    What do you say to this: Kamal said he wouldn't distance himself from holding the idea of touring Pakistan, and insists Bangladesh should go to the country. "It was my initiation, and I wouldn't deny it. Bangladesh must go to Pakistan, and I know a lot has been written against me. But it was my work and if I hadn't [done the job], nothing would be written against me." It is like, I made the comittment, but I did not.

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  • POSTED BY K.A.K on | January 9, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    What do you say to this: Kamal said he wouldn't distance himself from holding the idea of touring Pakistan, and insists Bangladesh should go to the country. "It was my initiation, and I wouldn't deny it. Bangladesh must go to Pakistan, and I know a lot has been written against me. But it was my work and if I hadn't [done the job], nothing would be written against me." It is like, I made the comittment, but I did not.

  • POSTED BY Billly4u on | January 9, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    I wonder why PCB is pushing so much to bengalies to tour Pakistan. This is not the right time to do this. We should still wait and let the circumstances change and then bengalies will beg themselves to come. It is simply degrading ourselves by requesting a number 10 team again and again to visit. Mr Zaka Ashraf you just try and try but do not bow that much so that others think we have no other option. You are not degrading yourself but us too. We do not need bengalies to visit us as begging.

  • POSTED BY khurramsch on | January 9, 2013, 18:13 GMT

    perfect example why ICC wants boards to get rid of politicians...and political influence. he is a politician and until he ws runing for VP post he was saying something else. BCB board making it realy worse. saying something else 1 time and next day abnother thing. what was the logioc of Current president anoucing tour in december? Icc should press hard to get rid of these politicians from india,pakistan, BD & SL

  • POSTED BY HawksEyeFocused on | January 9, 2013, 18:14 GMT

    Why does PCB always persists BD should tour Pakistan? Why do we need BD to tour Pakistan? Even if BD tours Pakistan, even then the major teams like Australia,England, South Africa and Sri Lanka wont visit Pakistan because BD is still minnow and not better than Afghanistan, Ireland or Zimbabwe barring its undeserved test status. The ICC shouldn't waste time to take test status back from BD and give it to Ireland and Afghanistan. BD, so far has performed very poorly since it has got test status. It was Pakistan who supported BD in gaining test status. It was Pakistan who helped Kamal to be ICC's vice president. Pakistan must stop its players from playing BPL or any sort of cricket in BD. Above all Pakistan must not play any kind of cricket with BD anywhere in the world. SHAHZAN HAIDER BUKHARI

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | January 9, 2013, 18:15 GMT

    The photograph tells the whole story.

  • POSTED BY MAN_AT_WORK on | January 9, 2013, 18:54 GMT

    @HawksEyeFocused pakistan should play Neighbours afganisthan more often and honestly Bangladesh dont need to play with u in ur so called peaceful country, also ICC should take Pakistans test statues away the day they tried to kill sri lankan players. Pls publish my comment.

  • POSTED BY on | January 9, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    @soho1997: Well this is offensive. You are taunting Pakistan as they give you people an invitation. And you people talk too much after just not fulfilling the commitment. Do the Bangladeshi people really know what the commitment is? I am a regular viewer of cricinfo and i can say it straight away that Bangladesh is the BIGGEST U-Turner i have ever seen.

  • POSTED BY rasel_drubo on | January 9, 2013, 19:18 GMT

    @HawksEyeFocused :.Funny comments hahahhah..go to any comedy show..people will get fun .... nothing will be change to BD by your barking. It was BD who helped Ehsan Mani to be ICC's president 1st in reply Pak voted Mr.Kamal for Vice president. @Billly4u: After 1-2 years you will be begging to Afghanistan, Ireland or Zimbabwe to tour PAK as the major teams like Australia,England, South Africa and Sri Lanka n India won't visit Pakistan .you are right you do not need to beg us to visit PAK.

  • POSTED BY FRRR on | January 9, 2013, 19:20 GMT

    Pakistan should focus on improving our domestic cricket structure in this time. Learn from South Africans. On the other hand, Pakistan should try to play at international venues which will make Pakistan a must better and competent side in International ODIs and Tests.

  • POSTED BY AzAb12754 on | January 9, 2013, 19:28 GMT

    @Mark Pakistani lolz yeah but you can't force players to risk their lives that the point. I'm still waiting why Pakistan failed to give simple security to the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009 and instead Pakistan is blaming ICC and other countries for them not hosting :D