Bangladesh news January 12, 2013

Haven't backed out of Pak tour - Hassan

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board will send a security team to Pakistan - second in two years - to show their commitment to tour the country after ICC vice-president AHM Mustafa Kamal had denied any "unconditional commitment" from Bangladesh to tour Pakistan three days ago. BCB president Nazmul Hassan has questioned Kamal's conflicting statement, and will ask the game's governing body for clarification on his comments.

"We think it is time to send a second security team," Hassan said. "A lot of time has passed from the last inspection [in March last year]. We will sit in the next few days with the government about forming the team.

"We haven't made any specific decisions about a tour date but we discussed our end of the problem with him [PCB president Zaka Ashraf]. We talked about a time slot, which will be between the end of March and the start of April."

Hassan met Ashraf in New Delhi during the third ODI between India and Pakistan where, according to the BCB chief, the talks were cordial and lacked any 'negative vibe'. "What I explained to him was the reason behind Bangladesh not travelling [to Pakistan] this time. He understood our problem, was reasonable and his hospitality was really good.

"What he said to [ESPNcricinfo] was not what he told me. I still believe that based on our cordial discussion, the Pakistani players will take part in BPL. I think it is a knee-jerk reaction, because what we discussed in Delhi didn't give me a negative vibe."

I don't say anything without confirming and without knowing, so what he said was completely wrong. I have all the proof.
Nazmul Hassan on Mustafa Kamal's statement

Regarding Kamal's comments about there being no commitment to tour Pakistan, Hassan reacted strongly, mentioning the exact dates of sending letters and the exact language. "I don't say anything without confirming and without knowing, so what he said was completely wrong. I have all the proof.

"On April 12 last year, a letter was sent from the BCB, [which mentioned that] we were going there to play, but that tour didn't happen due to a court ruling. The second letter was sent from here on October 8 where a timeline of December 12 to 20 was given for touring.

"Both these letters were sent during his [Kamal's] time. The directors told me they don't know anything about the letter. Our CEO made all the communications on behalf of the board. He told me that it was Kamal bhai who asked him to send the letters," he said.

Hassan showed the minutes of the April 15, 2012 ICC meeting to the media, the words on Bangladesh's tour highlighted in green. "We go back to April last year when we sent a letter on the 12th. On the April 15 ICC meeting, it was written in the minutes that Bangladesh will go to play in Pakistan, and they would have to go even if the ICC don't send match officials. We cannot cancel the tour, we have to go.

"I don't know if there can be any more difficult conditions for touring. I also saw that only Mustafa Kamal was present from Bangladesh in that meeting. If the minutes of the ICC meeting are challenged by the ICC, we would like to be clarified on this issue. We would also ask them why such a thing was written in the minutes when the vice-president himself is saying such a thing was not discussed," he said.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • AzAb12754 on January 15, 2013, 20:48 GMT

    @Pak_alldway: Less many? excluding IPL, compare SLPL figures with BPL :P

  • Warm_Coffee on January 14, 2013, 13:12 GMT

    @Pak_alldway: "People living on mars"?? another bad joke I think you need to go out more mate :D

  • Pak_alldway on January 14, 2013, 12:48 GMT

    dear bangal firstly u r giving less money as compare to other leagues but still players are yet to receive their payments like last edition.funny people living on mars

  • Captainman on January 14, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    @Pilot777 - Actually another main reason why Bangladesh got test status is that they are an Asian team with a large population and to fill the ranks so everyone especially those that hate Cricket (most of the world) won't laugh that Cricket has a few teams. Honestly both Ban and Zim are just there to fill in the numbers.

  • Pilot777 on January 14, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    Pakistan were instrumental in Bangladesh getting test status. Now they are using delaying tactics so that PCB will allow PAK players to participate in the the BPL. I am considering, like they did, filing a writ in our high court stopping our players from going due to security concerns especially in light of the West Indies coach being attacked by a Mob! International teams toured Sri Lanka non stop when that country was in the midst of very brutal civil war with attacks in Colombo being a daily occurance. Colombo airport was attacked with a number of aircraft destroyed. Yet no International team batted an eyelid on their way to tour Sri Lanka. This is typical of the ICC and the International teams in its double standards. PCB should hold firm and STOP PAK players from participating in the BPL!!

  • Hafiz_55 on January 14, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    Cricket lovers of Bangladesh don't know the location of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Queta or border of Afganistan, The news of electronic and print media describe problem has occurred in Pakistan. This is why the people from every part of the world become worried touring above mentioned country. If Pakistan's security condition improves not only Bangladesh the team bigger and stronger than Bangladesh will also agree to visit that country. So request to both party wait for suitable time when the tour can take place without any fear and BCB can come out from the dilemma.

  • Hafiz_55 on January 14, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    No test playing nation want to visit Pakistan due to security measure. PCB invited BCB to play match in Pakistan, ethically BCB excepted the invitation. Cricket is a game, game is for entertainment. By taking whimsical decision nobody want to see a bloody entertainment or loose a single cricketer. We all know how much effort is needed to make a quality player. Before the tour take place we have to ensure hundred percent involvement of ICC. ICC officials should perform their responsibility willingly to stage the match. Last year Pakistani players played in BPL. Their participation made BPL attractive, players remuneration was also noticeable, highest paid player Shahid Afridi was from Pakistan. This is not a charitable tournament. The event is based on give and take policy. If this year Pakistani players don't participate both party will be effected. But BPL will not stop. BPL has born to go further. Cricket lovers of Bangladesh don't know the location of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad,

  • on January 14, 2013, 5:12 GMT

    I have read in one newspaper, where it is written that BCB have new conditions to fulfill apart from giving commitment to tour Pakistan. The new one is- players from Bangladesh have to play in PSL.:D. Two franchises will be affected most if Pak players don't play in BPL. I feel sorry for Bangladeshi players as they are being victimized here. Even Pak players are at loss to some extent. Even if it means to delay the opening of BPL for a week or more, so be it.

    At the first place, the proposal to agree to an unconditional commitment (which Mr. Kamal still denies, :D) should not have been given. If anybody agrees to such commitment without discussing it with players, that is another fault. Not keeping up with any commitment (in general ) is another fault. If BCB wants to send a team, just because they had a commitment under potential life threatening situation, that is another fault. Both boards are at faults here. If both boards think less about money, a solution can be reached.

  • Alphabaig on January 14, 2013, 4:24 GMT

    Insted of pressurizing BCB, PCB needs do two things: first convince touring teams that the security is adequate and second I think it is about time PCB starts demanding the same level of security for Pakistani players as that being demanded by other teams. For instance in Bangladesh if an angry mob can get close enough to the transport of an international team and the ICC officials to throw stones, then clearly the security is not sufficient. It was stones the last time, it can be guns the next. BCB needs to guarantee security to Pakistan players before requesting their participation in the BPL.

  • Rafelgibt on January 14, 2013, 3:57 GMT

    @FRRR on (January 13 2013, 15:55 PM GMT) you are very much right.....By the way that's only T20 results only......You forget to mention other facts that proves BAN no longer deserves to be in the international level: 1. They were the FINALIST of ASIA Cup beating INd and SL. 2. They win the ODI series against WI 3-2. 3. After 14 months break (Unintentionally) they took 2 test against WI into 5 days without any hassle though they lost. So, im fully agree with you that BAN must be banned from International level>>>

  • AzAb12754 on January 15, 2013, 20:48 GMT

    @Pak_alldway: Less many? excluding IPL, compare SLPL figures with BPL :P

  • Warm_Coffee on January 14, 2013, 13:12 GMT

    @Pak_alldway: "People living on mars"?? another bad joke I think you need to go out more mate :D

  • Pak_alldway on January 14, 2013, 12:48 GMT

    dear bangal firstly u r giving less money as compare to other leagues but still players are yet to receive their payments like last edition.funny people living on mars

  • Captainman on January 14, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    @Pilot777 - Actually another main reason why Bangladesh got test status is that they are an Asian team with a large population and to fill the ranks so everyone especially those that hate Cricket (most of the world) won't laugh that Cricket has a few teams. Honestly both Ban and Zim are just there to fill in the numbers.

  • Pilot777 on January 14, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    Pakistan were instrumental in Bangladesh getting test status. Now they are using delaying tactics so that PCB will allow PAK players to participate in the the BPL. I am considering, like they did, filing a writ in our high court stopping our players from going due to security concerns especially in light of the West Indies coach being attacked by a Mob! International teams toured Sri Lanka non stop when that country was in the midst of very brutal civil war with attacks in Colombo being a daily occurance. Colombo airport was attacked with a number of aircraft destroyed. Yet no International team batted an eyelid on their way to tour Sri Lanka. This is typical of the ICC and the International teams in its double standards. PCB should hold firm and STOP PAK players from participating in the BPL!!

  • Hafiz_55 on January 14, 2013, 9:17 GMT

    Cricket lovers of Bangladesh don't know the location of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Queta or border of Afganistan, The news of electronic and print media describe problem has occurred in Pakistan. This is why the people from every part of the world become worried touring above mentioned country. If Pakistan's security condition improves not only Bangladesh the team bigger and stronger than Bangladesh will also agree to visit that country. So request to both party wait for suitable time when the tour can take place without any fear and BCB can come out from the dilemma.

  • Hafiz_55 on January 14, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    No test playing nation want to visit Pakistan due to security measure. PCB invited BCB to play match in Pakistan, ethically BCB excepted the invitation. Cricket is a game, game is for entertainment. By taking whimsical decision nobody want to see a bloody entertainment or loose a single cricketer. We all know how much effort is needed to make a quality player. Before the tour take place we have to ensure hundred percent involvement of ICC. ICC officials should perform their responsibility willingly to stage the match. Last year Pakistani players played in BPL. Their participation made BPL attractive, players remuneration was also noticeable, highest paid player Shahid Afridi was from Pakistan. This is not a charitable tournament. The event is based on give and take policy. If this year Pakistani players don't participate both party will be effected. But BPL will not stop. BPL has born to go further. Cricket lovers of Bangladesh don't know the location of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad,

  • on January 14, 2013, 5:12 GMT

    I have read in one newspaper, where it is written that BCB have new conditions to fulfill apart from giving commitment to tour Pakistan. The new one is- players from Bangladesh have to play in PSL.:D. Two franchises will be affected most if Pak players don't play in BPL. I feel sorry for Bangladeshi players as they are being victimized here. Even Pak players are at loss to some extent. Even if it means to delay the opening of BPL for a week or more, so be it.

    At the first place, the proposal to agree to an unconditional commitment (which Mr. Kamal still denies, :D) should not have been given. If anybody agrees to such commitment without discussing it with players, that is another fault. Not keeping up with any commitment (in general ) is another fault. If BCB wants to send a team, just because they had a commitment under potential life threatening situation, that is another fault. Both boards are at faults here. If both boards think less about money, a solution can be reached.

  • Alphabaig on January 14, 2013, 4:24 GMT

    Insted of pressurizing BCB, PCB needs do two things: first convince touring teams that the security is adequate and second I think it is about time PCB starts demanding the same level of security for Pakistani players as that being demanded by other teams. For instance in Bangladesh if an angry mob can get close enough to the transport of an international team and the ICC officials to throw stones, then clearly the security is not sufficient. It was stones the last time, it can be guns the next. BCB needs to guarantee security to Pakistan players before requesting their participation in the BPL.

  • Rafelgibt on January 14, 2013, 3:57 GMT

    @FRRR on (January 13 2013, 15:55 PM GMT) you are very much right.....By the way that's only T20 results only......You forget to mention other facts that proves BAN no longer deserves to be in the international level: 1. They were the FINALIST of ASIA Cup beating INd and SL. 2. They win the ODI series against WI 3-2. 3. After 14 months break (Unintentionally) they took 2 test against WI into 5 days without any hassle though they lost. So, im fully agree with you that BAN must be banned from International level>>>

  • BOND_OO7 on January 13, 2013, 20:27 GMT

    We will be glad if pak players dont come to play....

  • on January 13, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    Pakistani security forces can't even protect governer or cheif minister then how they will look after the cricket team. its a no go zoon to be honest. I wish it was peacful but not anymore. cheers

  • TheRisingTeam on January 13, 2013, 19:02 GMT

    Anyway like our players would want to go and risk their lives there. They have family and friends as well, Pakistan needs to stop devaluing people lives, won't gain you anything. I agree BCB should just say no and most Bangladesh fans are not on their side but PCB also at fault as well.

  • avmd on January 13, 2013, 19:01 GMT

    Hope Pakistani crickters wont play in BPL, they are doing just fine without it. Only one country in subcontinent doesn't have its own 20/20 league ( as yet ) and thats is the only country ( Pak ) is rising in test and ODIs ranking. India, SL and BD , all three are going down. Looking at their history, I'm not surprized Bengali's are backing out from their coomittments, they are friends of of no one.

  • on January 13, 2013, 19:00 GMT

    need to cut tie with bangladesh dont need to play there we should convince some other team so much time and efort on bangladesh you have got to be kidding me

  • on January 13, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    I do not mind if pakistani players does not show up really. Yes at some extent i will miss Abdul Razzak, and Azhar mahmood. Who has been my favorites since 1998. lol. But I personally watch BPL to see our tigers shine. Anamul Haq for example. True is, those who does good in BPL against Shakib, Sunny, Tamim, Lalla or Shohag will do good in the international arena anyways. In fact I would like to see foreign players restricted to 3 per XI. As for FFF, ignore his comments. Those who sleeps with closing his eyes open you can't really wake them up. Pakistanis has does the same in 1971. Their opener at the present team was a gift of BPL. If they forget such, let them sleep in peace. lol. Anyways, if I were the president of BCB I would just say NO to this tour. BCB is just being too nice for no good reason. IPL does not take anymore pakistani players. So what happen? I would rather bring in some Zimbabew, NZ and Ireland players to give it a different vibe.

  • Kashif.Anwar on January 13, 2013, 17:33 GMT

    Bangladesh can never find a better team to play then pakistan. they are yet to beat them after the one off match they won in WC. ofc that win was a setup for bangladesh to get an icc member status. i donno what the tele is at the moment... 40+ to 0. cant even keep track of it.

  • asiacricket1234 on January 13, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    I have never seen a better example of Graphs are sour situation than this BCB, PCB fiasco. At the beginning Pakistani fan thought they can get Bangladesh play in Pakistan by Blackmailing them but than they realised that its not gonna happen so they start abusing Bangladesh team, country and fan & shockingly cricinfo posted most of it (most probably they wont post mine for saying this). I think Pakistani fan need to wake up & smell the coffee. Nobody wanna go to your country to play cricket & that's not their fault either. As for Bangladesh as a team they are lot improved than before and have played and will play against team better than Pakistan. I think this one series win against an out of form India got u guys lol

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 15:55 GMT

    Bangla can not win against scotland and netherlands.... see below:

    Bangladesh's achievement in 2012:

    1. Only T20I: Bangladesh v Scotland at The Hague - Jul 24, 2012 Scotland 162/7 (20/20 ov); Bangladesh 128 (18/20 ov) Scotland won by 34 runs

    2. 2nd T20I: Netherlands v Bangladesh at The Hague - Jul 26, 2012 Bangladesh 128 (20/20 ov); Netherlands 131/9 (20/20 ov) Netherlands won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)

  • Captainman on January 13, 2013, 14:18 GMT

    @Adnan_Mamoon - Actually we don't want see Pakistani players us Bangladesh fans aren't interested in seeing them. 4 days to go but nothing has happened yet. This is our league for us Bangladesh fans you have your own and wish you luck to run it without any incidents :)

  • Captainman on January 13, 2013, 14:15 GMT

    @Pak_alldway - Any more bad jokes you want to share with us? we don't really understand it :D

  • Tamimfan on January 13, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    i think bpl has a rule of five foreign players per team. it will be a huge blow if pakistan players withdraw because more than 50% foreign players in bpl are pakistanis. aus, ind, sa, eng also dont send their players to bpl. we will be left only with sl, nz, wi players and few unknown county players. even sl, wi, nz dont send their best players. bpl will be a bigger failure than last year without pak players :(

  • Pak_alldway on January 13, 2013, 14:00 GMT

    bpl doesnt have money to pay local players how the hell they gona afford foreign.local players are planning to go to court on this issue most players didn't receive payments.

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 13:55 GMT

    @getsetgopk ,,, Fully agree with you. Let them play with Zim, Kenya and it will automatically destroy their remaining cricket.

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    Giving Bangladesh the test status was a big mistake by the ICC. The debacle has made difficult for other teams like Ireland to get test status. Because now ICC fears the same fate for Ireland as that of Bangladesh. Moreover, I repeat match in BPL were not entertaining as compared to IPL. So why saturate the environment.

  • Warm_Coffee on January 13, 2013, 13:46 GMT

    @FRRR: I hope you can make Pakistan safe and well for once :)

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 13:35 GMT

    @SUJONHERA.COM Really !!! .... I hope you pay people this year.

  • on January 13, 2013, 13:27 GMT

    i dont know what the fuss is all about.....even our domestic t20 tounament is more competitive than this bpl......pak should not send players even if they agree to tour pak....i dont want to see bd vs pak....it is boring......and psl does not nees bd players...pak have enough stars to fill all the teams....

  • on January 13, 2013, 13:20 GMT

    How such things could be written in the ICC minutes ? How does Mr. kamal deny it then ? No one can give unconditional commitment without discussing it with players- specially since this is a security issue. Legality of this incident is questionable I think. Without proper investigation, BCB shouldn't send any security assessment team. If Mr. Kamal had done it after discussing it with the board members, entire BCB (who were responsible during Mr. Kamal's tenure) has to take complete responsibility. I hope there is a court intervention here.

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Pakistan should not send its player to BPL ... First Pakistan tour and then BPL. We have trusted Bangla last year but they did not fulfill their promise, so Pakistan should be cautious this year. Meanwhile, Playing Banglasdesh can only lower our standard.

  • avmd on January 13, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Oh, not again !! Sick and tired of this. Please stop it, I don't have any desire to watch BD, they are the worst team, just enjyoing to stay in the news for this. If they insist in coming, let them play with some club teams. My old club in Lahore P&T can beat them any day.

  • Kashif.Anwar on January 13, 2013, 10:15 GMT

    I donno why is Bangali board so reluctant no reach a final stance. One internal meeting is more then enuf to decide wether to visit pakistan or not. if they dont visit.. it is a loss for both sides. things between two parties are always bilateral. You help me, i,ll help you. Bangali play in pakistan... pakis will play in bangladesh. I guess same will go for PSL. who knows... time will tell.

  • getsetgopk on January 13, 2013, 10:14 GMT

    I say lets forget about bringing cricket to Pak for a while and strangle this BD cricket and throw them out of circulation for good. BD cricket is doing a disservice to cricket itself and only Pak is one that they making profit for BD out of BPL. This should help BD cricket in the long run. They have a shambles of a test team and killing BPL will actually do them good. Stupid BD fans should pay attention, its important for their survival. BD cricket without Pak support is just dust.

  • SUJONHERA.COM on January 13, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    BPL without Pakistan will be superb! No doubt at all..........

  • on January 13, 2013, 5:45 GMT

    Comedy show and drama is going on..these all is created by BCB for BPL...we BD fan are immature or emotional that can not criticize properly to our fail organization like BCB. Behind the scene lots of happening. It is called politics...even i doubt that with out PAK players, even we can not start the BPL. It looks like going to same destination.

  • davidatlas999 on January 13, 2013, 4:41 GMT

    i dont wanna comment more on this issu here we saw alot hate.its harm for health okay bngladaish thats totally your decission you wanna come welcome.not then bye bye .

  • Rafelgibt on January 13, 2013, 3:48 GMT

    Good to see PAK fans are cheering about BPL not to launch properly.....Brother I guess you guys are missing the point...If PAK players are not let play in the BPL that will hurt you more rather than us...Where all this PAK are going to recruit????Just imagine more fixing will be occurred in the way to PCB...Think about it....And regarding BPL it's a universal fact you missed "Nothing can be kept stop for a particular matter in this world"....So, does BPL without any PAK players....Roar Tigers Roar>>>>

  • The_Ashes on January 13, 2013, 1:57 GMT

    Its Pakistan player loss not ours, nobody will go to your new PSL including players from minnow teams therefore your tournament won't be making any revenue. Already Abdul Razzaq is in Bangladesh so I dare your Pakistan board to withdraw your players, just shows how jealous Pakistan really is of Bangladesh Cricket now and its DPL, BPL etc and cancelling their players in the final days before BPL starts therefore deliberately ruining our tournament just because our team refused to tour Pakistan.

  • realist1 on January 12, 2013, 23:35 GMT

    Stop fighting People. I have just read from one of the leading Bangladeshi newspaper that lots of leading BD cricketers have shown interest to play in PSL. Well, if they can go and play PSL then why not tour as a Country and play couple of test matches as well. It will benefit us BD cricket more than Pakistan. All Pak want is a test match playing country to give them a full tour. They don't care which country goes first. But for us, we need more Test and quality one-day cricket. I say, stop this politics and lets go to Pakistan for the sake of our cricket. Srilankan incident were one off. I am sure Pakistan cricket board is ruing their lack of judgement not to provide better security then. But I dare say they will make the same mistake again. Lets go and play cricket....

  • on January 12, 2013, 22:15 GMT

    @Pak_alldway: Bad Joke! fish is healthy eaten by more than 3 billion people in the world anyway :P

  • AK47_pk on January 12, 2013, 21:45 GMT

    To be honest im feeling rather sorry for bangla fans nd bcb. Bcb is desperate for pak players cuz they kno the value of pak players. Tv ratings will go sky high with pak players playing. I myself never watched ipl but was watchin every single match of bpl. Pakistan is 2nd biggest country playing cricket after india so u can imagine tv ratings. Bangla fans are saying here that they dnt want pak players but inside their hearts they do want them to come nd play. I think zaka shud let pak players go nd play. We shud be more mature but at the same timewe shud make clear that we dnt want bangla to come pakistan ever again or any cricketing rrelations with them. We kno bcb is tryin to make us fool again but they rather making themselves a lafin stock here. I feel sorry for bcb nd bangla fans.

  • Pak_alldway on January 12, 2013, 21:10 GMT

    I Think FSL fish premier league wil b super hit without pak players :D

  • FOTO on January 12, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    Why can't the West Indies go or the South Africains or Zimbabweans. They have no bloody history like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, England etc.

  • AzAb12754 on January 12, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    hehehe Don't understand why Pakistan fans think we are so desperate to see Pakistan players and BPL will be a failure without them. Seriously we don't care whether they play or not, we will just recruit more players from other countries to replace you guys. I remember when BPL first started it got hardly any publicity even amongst Bangladeshi's but since then you other fans have been doing the job for us thanks for all your help :D

  • BOND_OO7 on January 12, 2013, 18:56 GMT

    To arrongant pak fans: if you think bpl will lose its glamour and exposure without your '$uperstars' then listen it wont cause the least of harm to bpl rather it will be your loss becoz ipl does not call ( rather care about) you to play but bpl does.just bcoz we invite you to play it doesnt mean you are of the highest priority that we cant arrange the league without your participation.one more thing you people calling us 3rd class team.well,if it is so,then i must say you are out of class that you are banned from hosting cricket. Go and make your psl successful with your 'superstars'.lets see which tournament comes out successful, BPL or PCL

  • on January 12, 2013, 17:28 GMT

    PCB does not have free money to throw at BCB to provide and cater for them every few months, just to visit Pakistan for the umpteenth time !! All previous security assessments were fine, it was the players who were reluctant to play. In that case, PCB has every right to be offended and annoyed. Exactly for the same reason the BCB chief came to Delhi and the Feroz Shah kotla game between Pak and India. PCB should simply pull the plug and break all contacts with BCB. This has nothing to do with Bangladeshi people, this is BCB who is at fault.

  • khurramsch on January 12, 2013, 17:08 GMT

    Bangladesh has made it realy ridiculas now, Hassan anounced it in december, & then backing off, there was no need for him to say it in december. Regarding Kamals statement, he is perfect example why icc wants boards to get rid of political influence. and now hassan & kamal in conflict over comitments. ABour BPL: i think pakistan players will go. Ashraf said in a tv program that will go, but some big names included in SA tour side will not feature as team going to SA on 25th. & Quaid e azam trophy is also starting so not big names will play but players will go.

  • Syed_imran_abbas on January 12, 2013, 16:42 GMT

    There should be no further proceeding on this matter. Forget about Bagladesh tour and their premier league. Pakistan should concentrate on their most important Tour of South Africa and Pakistan Super League (PSL). Getting someone play like this will never help briging cricket back home. We need to improve our domestic cricket. I wish very best of luck to PCB for Pakistan Premier League.

  • Sarmad3007 on January 12, 2013, 16:42 GMT

    Bangladesh has to do it bcoz without pak players bol is great flap.

  • on January 12, 2013, 16:25 GMT

    I've been reading a lot of newspapers online on this 'proposed' tour and apparently, it will be slotted in between Bangladesh's tour to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe maybe even cancel a few of those games but no way we don't want to see such a thing happening and disrupt our calendar just for those meaningless one-off T20 and ODI games. Don't understand why Pakistan are even asking a team like Bangladesh anyway even the PCB President himself said the other week that they will get 'better' teams to tour Pakistan than Bangladesh...@PakInfo...3rd class team but what are you? :) 3rd class team good enough to give you tough games in the Asia Cup and beat teams like West Indies, India, Sri Lanka, England and New Zealand :P

  • on January 12, 2013, 16:00 GMT

    I don't know why Pakistan are trying to bring BD at their home. Visiting Pakistan of Bangladesh team never proves that Pakistan is safe. When Australia or English visit Pakistan, then we can say Pakistan is safe. To all paki supporters, try to bring Australia or England, why you are trying Bangladesh? No need paki / Indian players in BPL.

  • Captainman on January 12, 2013, 15:55 GMT

    Why doesn't ICC do something about this? this is wasting so much time and causing a rift between two cricketing nations its getting really boring now and too many articles on this issue please act and sort this out its frustrating for fans.

  • Cric_info_pak on January 12, 2013, 15:49 GMT

    please cancalled the tour y pakistan want 3rd class team like bangladesh in pakistan .... bangladeshi r leir not very good ppl after all pakistan done for them in past without any return all they do is lieing and cry on small thing ( like asia cup final) there team is the poorest team in test cricket history so please no need

  • ExtremeSpeed on January 12, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    How did this guy even get to be BCB President in the first place? because there wasn't any elections for him to hold this post. Lets be clear, its not safe for visiting teams to tour, play and stay in Pakistan that's a fact just look at the recent news for proof. Majority of Bangladesh fans reject this tour so the obvious answer should be NO!!!! sorry but that's the reality I'm afraid of the current situation. Mustafa Kamal is the one to be blamed here and needs to be confronted because he promised the tour but now denies it not Bangladesh players wake up people!!!

  • Abdullah1991 on January 12, 2013, 15:07 GMT

    BCB is again playing yes-no game so that PCB gives NOC to Pak players, there is no intention of BCB to send their team. They think they are making PCB fool but instead they are making fun of themselves.

  • britishcricketfan on January 12, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    we all want cricket to return to Pakistan. but the facts are that there are terrorist attacks occurring on a frequent basis in Pakistan, so it is clearly not a safe place to go to atm.

    common sense should prevail over legal or unofficial/official documents stating Bangladesh should go. in any other sport, a series/tournament would be cancelled in such circumstances. how can Pakistan expect Bangladesh or anyone else to visit?

  • on January 12, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    Players' security overrides all decisions, even if it means ICC has to change its law. If committing to a tour was a mistake by BCB, PCB chief's current stance in light of current situation is no less than hilarious. Under such situation, ICC should intervene.

    PCB can disagree to release its player unconditionally. Future tours still possible. I don't find any reason to send teams to assess security right now. One can't right a wrong by committing another wrong.

  • wiseshah on January 12, 2013, 14:29 GMT

    make 4 foreign players rule and get more player from srilanka, NZ, ireland, zimbabwe, west indies. why BCB is so obsessed with pak player. IPl is doing great without pak player. if pakistan dont play, its their players loss. they are the lowest paid player among all cricket nations. lots of pak player will go to early retirement because of this

  • on January 12, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    Bangladesh has lost the credibility.. they have again spoken few words favoring Pakistan, Pakistani players will play BPL and after it, bangladesh will again break their commitment. I think its time for Zaka to ignore them and let BPL die, or they can enjoy it with zimbabwe and afghani players. Pakistani salute Sir Zaka's efforts..

  • Pak_alldway on January 12, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    TO ALL MY BANGAL'S FRIENDS:one thing has cleared by bcb that its bangal who made commitment.2nd they still keep on doing it just becoz they cant afford losing pak players otherwise bpl wil b a big FLOP

  • Warm_Coffee on January 12, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    Can ICC get involved in this please because this has gone on for too long and to be honest, most Bangladeshi's and Pakistani's are frustrated with this and keep on arguing with each other and is getting boring now and BCB just say NO if you don't want to go and stop playing with these silly yes-yes-no-no-maybe-maybe-yes-no games. Even if it means withdrawing Pakistan players from BPL so be its not the end of the world and its their loss and we can recruit players from other countries and change the teams line-up system so instead of 5 foreign players, have 3 or 4 in this seasons BPL. Bangladesh fans do not really care whether Pakistan players participate or not sorry.

  • on January 12, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    we dont want BD team to tour PAK as well dont want to see paki players in BPL. Our BD players are enough for BPL.

  • TwohedulAzam on January 12, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    So, clearly this is a mess made by the former BCB president, but no matter what, players security does not override anything else, so no matter how many times these idiots made commitment to ICC or PCB, our players will not tour until visible security improvements are observed and at the moment this looks like Pakistan is still 5-10 years away from being safe!

  • TwohedulAzam on January 12, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    This guy is even worse than Moshtafa Kamal....what the hell..why are you sending another security team when this is crysral clear that there will be no dramatic change in pakistan's securty situation for at least next five years...come on show the guts to say this to PCB, be it with the cost of PAK players not coming to BPL...we had enough with this drama...both the boards are responsible for this, PCB is asking for something which is practically impossible for any democratic government to allow..come on people wake up! And these BCB guys do not have the guts to say that simple truth over the face of Zaka Ashraf.

  • on January 12, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    and the circus continues....

    It has been repeatedly pointed out in several comments that the problem is not that you don't want to send your team or if the security situation is not good, the problem is these changing statements and kids' like behavior - 'I never said that' with BD board. Very Childish, hope you get the point @TheRisingTeam and @AzAb12754

  • TheRisingTeam on January 12, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Its not our problem Pakistan cannot hold matches and blame yourself. There's no evidence Pakistan is safe especially when there was another major attack in Pakistan yesterday, they don't deserve to host matches anymore when they can't control things. Can someone tell me why the there wasn't simple security for the Sri Lanka team back in 2009? still waiting! :)

  • wiseshah on January 12, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Sorry pcb, its not ur or bd fans fault, its our stupid board chairman' s fault. This guy cant shut his mouth.

  • AzAb12754 on January 12, 2013, 12:13 GMT

    Forget about this tour please, our players I doubt would want to go. There was a major disaster in Pakistan a few days ago and it would be crazy for Pakistan guests to tour their country for a series. Bangladesh fans are against this tour anyway and probably the players are as well so just say NO to them and who cares if they get upset by it and lose relations, don't need them anymore. Go and ask a better team instead of an under performing team like Bangladesh so we can see oh wait they won't go.

  • Taha_Farrukh on January 12, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    i m not bothering myself to discuss this issue more....and even BD come then i will not wast my time to watch BD B team playing against Pakistan...PCB should announce their U19 team for BD tour if they come.....

  • on January 12, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    LOLS for bcb want to save their BPL as well as not to visit Pakistan they are making themselves bully in front of whole world

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  • on January 12, 2013, 11:52 GMT

    LOLS for bcb want to save their BPL as well as not to visit Pakistan they are making themselves bully in front of whole world

  • Taha_Farrukh on January 12, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    i m not bothering myself to discuss this issue more....and even BD come then i will not wast my time to watch BD B team playing against Pakistan...PCB should announce their U19 team for BD tour if they come.....

  • AzAb12754 on January 12, 2013, 12:13 GMT

    Forget about this tour please, our players I doubt would want to go. There was a major disaster in Pakistan a few days ago and it would be crazy for Pakistan guests to tour their country for a series. Bangladesh fans are against this tour anyway and probably the players are as well so just say NO to them and who cares if they get upset by it and lose relations, don't need them anymore. Go and ask a better team instead of an under performing team like Bangladesh so we can see oh wait they won't go.

  • wiseshah on January 12, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Sorry pcb, its not ur or bd fans fault, its our stupid board chairman' s fault. This guy cant shut his mouth.

  • TheRisingTeam on January 12, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Its not our problem Pakistan cannot hold matches and blame yourself. There's no evidence Pakistan is safe especially when there was another major attack in Pakistan yesterday, they don't deserve to host matches anymore when they can't control things. Can someone tell me why the there wasn't simple security for the Sri Lanka team back in 2009? still waiting! :)

  • on January 12, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    and the circus continues....

    It has been repeatedly pointed out in several comments that the problem is not that you don't want to send your team or if the security situation is not good, the problem is these changing statements and kids' like behavior - 'I never said that' with BD board. Very Childish, hope you get the point @TheRisingTeam and @AzAb12754

  • TwohedulAzam on January 12, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    This guy is even worse than Moshtafa Kamal....what the hell..why are you sending another security team when this is crysral clear that there will be no dramatic change in pakistan's securty situation for at least next five years...come on show the guts to say this to PCB, be it with the cost of PAK players not coming to BPL...we had enough with this drama...both the boards are responsible for this, PCB is asking for something which is practically impossible for any democratic government to allow..come on people wake up! And these BCB guys do not have the guts to say that simple truth over the face of Zaka Ashraf.

  • TwohedulAzam on January 12, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    So, clearly this is a mess made by the former BCB president, but no matter what, players security does not override anything else, so no matter how many times these idiots made commitment to ICC or PCB, our players will not tour until visible security improvements are observed and at the moment this looks like Pakistan is still 5-10 years away from being safe!

  • on January 12, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    we dont want BD team to tour PAK as well dont want to see paki players in BPL. Our BD players are enough for BPL.

  • Warm_Coffee on January 12, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    Can ICC get involved in this please because this has gone on for too long and to be honest, most Bangladeshi's and Pakistani's are frustrated with this and keep on arguing with each other and is getting boring now and BCB just say NO if you don't want to go and stop playing with these silly yes-yes-no-no-maybe-maybe-yes-no games. Even if it means withdrawing Pakistan players from BPL so be its not the end of the world and its their loss and we can recruit players from other countries and change the teams line-up system so instead of 5 foreign players, have 3 or 4 in this seasons BPL. Bangladesh fans do not really care whether Pakistan players participate or not sorry.