Bangladesh in Pakistan 2012 April 15, 2012

Pakistan 'ready' to host international cricket

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Pakistan is 'ready' for the return of international cricket to the country, after Bangladesh confirmed they would tour for a short limited-overs series at the end of this month. Bangladesh will be the first Full Member of the ICC to tour Pakistan since March 2009.

The teams will play two matches, an ODI and a T20, both at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The ODI is scheduled for April 29 and the T20 for April 30

"We are ready to host them," Intikhab Alam, PCB's director for international operations told ESPNcricinfo. "We have world-class stadiums that are always ready to host cricket all year long. Everything is in place so there is no difficulty for us to host them at short notice."

There's been no international cricket in Pakistan since March 2009, after terrorists attacked the Sri Lanka team bus and a van carrying ICC officials to Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, on what would have been the third day of the second Test of that tour. Some members of the Sri Lanka contingent and reserve umpire Ahsan Raza sustained injuries, and six security personnel and two civilians were killed.

Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi said the security situation in the country had improved over the last three years.

"It's a major breakthrough and I am excited to see Bangladesh touring Pakistan," Afridi told ESPNcricinfo. "It is a much-needed development. Not only will it revive international cricket here, the people in the country will also be entertained.

"Obviously the incident in Lahore (terror attack) was unfortunate but Pakistan has learnt its lessons. I understand the security concerns are up on their minds but things have improved and everything will go well. I have always believed that cricket is a game which keeps a relationship cordial between two countries. All countries should support Pakistan in a time of difficulty."

The PCB, under the chairman Zaka Ashraf, has been keen to revive international cricket in Pakistan, using all its resources and engaging the government to provide full-fledged security to visiting teams. Pakistan have been playing their "home series" in off-shore venues like UAE, New Zealand and England. There's also a plan to "host" Australia in Sri Lanka later this year.

Saeed Ajmal, the offspinner, who turned down a county offer to remain home with his family, welcomed the fact that the team will not have to travel outside the country to play this series.

"Playing our home series in Pakistan is always helpful," Ajmal said. "Though we have been playing in similar conditions in UAE, there are so many factors involved that give you the advantage. The news about Bangladesh touring Pakistan is good for players and the country."

Pakistan's politicians also supported the development. The foreign minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, said: "PCB's efforts have finally borne fruit and Bangladesh team's visit will help bring international cricket back to Pakistan and will motivate more teams to come to our country."

The interior minister, Rehman Malik, said the best security would be in place. "We will leave no stone unturned and put in place the best possible security for the Bangladesh team as per our promise and make this tour an exemplary one so that other teams also tour us."

Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan wicketkeeper, stressed the need for the "best arrangements". "We must not leave any loopholes in security because we cannot afford a minor mistake or any lapse in arrangements."

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent

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  • on April 18, 2012, 16:02 GMT

    it must have been a full tour i guess one 20/20 and one ODI ?? it will bring international cricket i dont think so !!!

  • PakPacer on April 18, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    Rank Pace... i agree, as i was eluding earlier (a comment that cricinfo didnt post, i dont know why) its no coincidence that Pakistan has had all this success ever since Kamrans been out and Sarfraz fully deserves to stay on after helping us win the Asia cup with his key innings at the end.

  • RankPace on April 18, 2012, 10:52 GMT

    Sports4Youth is right. There are a lot of news items claiming Kamran's chances of making a comeback in the bangladesh series this April end. He has been cleared by Zaka Ashraf in the integrity comitee. Even Misbah is scouting for him. Hafeez and Malik are tipped for the captaincy of the shorter format, the same report does not rule out Kamran from getting the leaders job. BUT I DONT KNOW HOW RELIABLE THESE REPORTS ARE. NONE OF THIS NEWS IS CONFIRMED OFFICIALLY. IT APPEARS LIKE A RUMOUR OR AN UNOFFICIAL NEWS AT BEST. Have to wait and see. After all 29th and 30th April are not far away. I suggest a new name for Kamran Akmal, Torture Akmal. (i guess kamina would look very cheap).

  • Sports4Youth on April 18, 2012, 8:00 GMT

    @ ExplicitPlatinum on (April 17 2012, 21:31 PM GMT) :- News of Kamran comeback is all over the net. Just use google and search for "Kamran come back"

  • on April 18, 2012, 5:40 GMT

    Thanks Bangladesh for visiting Pakistan. :)

  • ExplicitPlatinum on April 17, 2012, 21:31 GMT

    @Sports4Youth Kamran Akmal coming back?! Where did you hear this?!

  • Sports4Youth on April 17, 2012, 20:47 GMT

    @ JustIPL on (April 17 2012, 11:02 AM GMT) :- Agreed. Also during the Amir saga the authorites have displayed very weak knees, ultimately ICC had to take the action into their hands. That caused a bigger loss of confidence.

  • Sports4Youth on April 17, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    @ JustIPL on (April 17 2012, 11:02 AM GMT) :- I agree with you. Pak authorities have not done anything to restore the confidence of the international cricket fraternity.

  • Sports4Youth on April 17, 2012, 20:43 GMT

    Rumors doing rounds that Kamrann Akmal may come back during the Bangladesh series, if it can be called a series. A BLACK DAY FOR PAKISTANI PEOPLE. He will put everyone through hell once again, that is not the opposition.

  • rashid_abbasi on April 17, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    MR.Ali N HAQ i am sure your not pakistan if your go out why are you staying unsafe place long live pakistan love you pakistan lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllove you my pakistan from suaid arab

  • on April 18, 2012, 16:02 GMT

    it must have been a full tour i guess one 20/20 and one ODI ?? it will bring international cricket i dont think so !!!

  • PakPacer on April 18, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    Rank Pace... i agree, as i was eluding earlier (a comment that cricinfo didnt post, i dont know why) its no coincidence that Pakistan has had all this success ever since Kamrans been out and Sarfraz fully deserves to stay on after helping us win the Asia cup with his key innings at the end.

  • RankPace on April 18, 2012, 10:52 GMT

    Sports4Youth is right. There are a lot of news items claiming Kamran's chances of making a comeback in the bangladesh series this April end. He has been cleared by Zaka Ashraf in the integrity comitee. Even Misbah is scouting for him. Hafeez and Malik are tipped for the captaincy of the shorter format, the same report does not rule out Kamran from getting the leaders job. BUT I DONT KNOW HOW RELIABLE THESE REPORTS ARE. NONE OF THIS NEWS IS CONFIRMED OFFICIALLY. IT APPEARS LIKE A RUMOUR OR AN UNOFFICIAL NEWS AT BEST. Have to wait and see. After all 29th and 30th April are not far away. I suggest a new name for Kamran Akmal, Torture Akmal. (i guess kamina would look very cheap).

  • Sports4Youth on April 18, 2012, 8:00 GMT

    @ ExplicitPlatinum on (April 17 2012, 21:31 PM GMT) :- News of Kamran comeback is all over the net. Just use google and search for "Kamran come back"

  • on April 18, 2012, 5:40 GMT

    Thanks Bangladesh for visiting Pakistan. :)

  • ExplicitPlatinum on April 17, 2012, 21:31 GMT

    @Sports4Youth Kamran Akmal coming back?! Where did you hear this?!

  • Sports4Youth on April 17, 2012, 20:47 GMT

    @ JustIPL on (April 17 2012, 11:02 AM GMT) :- Agreed. Also during the Amir saga the authorites have displayed very weak knees, ultimately ICC had to take the action into their hands. That caused a bigger loss of confidence.

  • Sports4Youth on April 17, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    @ JustIPL on (April 17 2012, 11:02 AM GMT) :- I agree with you. Pak authorities have not done anything to restore the confidence of the international cricket fraternity.

  • Sports4Youth on April 17, 2012, 20:43 GMT

    Rumors doing rounds that Kamrann Akmal may come back during the Bangladesh series, if it can be called a series. A BLACK DAY FOR PAKISTANI PEOPLE. He will put everyone through hell once again, that is not the opposition.

  • rashid_abbasi on April 17, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    MR.Ali N HAQ i am sure your not pakistan if your go out why are you staying unsafe place long live pakistan love you pakistan lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllove you my pakistan from suaid arab

  • rashid_abbasi on April 17, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    welcome BD and lot of thanks from whole pakistani nation really we love to see creicket on our green land.

  • on April 17, 2012, 18:42 GMT

    Pakistan is safe country for cricket and people. i love to see cricket back in Pakistan. love u bangladash....

  • on April 17, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    pakistan is safe, especially lahore is very safe far safer then karachi so a good idea to keep this match in lahore. Hopefully everything will be fine and cricket will return to pakistan. :)

  • Cpt.Meanster on April 17, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    I am sad to say this but Pakistan is not safe for its own people. I am a well wisher of Pakistani cricket and would love to believe the country is really safe for visiting cricketers. But the fact is totally different. A few days back terrorists attacked and released about 400 political prisoners from a detention center. This is not good news for Pakistan's reputation. While I admire the Bangladeshis for willing to tour Pakistan, I cannot help but feel afraid for their safety. Stuart Law's resignation is CLEARLY an indication of fear and not that of family commitment. Nobody will ever tour Pakistan and that's the sad reality. I hope Bangladesh team play well and return safely. Remember this isn't about bravery like how some Pakistanis suggest. This is about prevention and living in practicality. When lives are lost bravery counts to nothing.

  • on April 17, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    i am a pakistani. even we are not safe in our country. then why Bangladesh is sending there team?

  • on April 17, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    Alas! Ireland won't visit pakistan either. issue? safety

  • reazarko on April 17, 2012, 11:31 GMT

    @Adnan, Please bring Ireland instead of BD if u think they r better than us!!!! u simply can't. Coz no one wants to visit Pakistan. It's a shame that mr.kamal stands against the people of Bangladesh for his personal benefit.

  • JustIPL on April 17, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    Pakistani public wants cricket back and no common people will think of SL like incident. Had the authorities in Pakistan got hold of the responsible people of that attack, world's confidence would have restored much before now and cricket would have returned much earlier. Anyway, restricting international cricket just to one area of Pakistan will not send any healthy messages. Furthermore, when Afghan team can visit Pakistan which is obviously the representative of the current Govt. of Afghanistan then others should have less fear. Only Almighty Allah knows how safe we are accidents can happen anywhere dispite hi-tech safety precautions. If there is lack of safety then all of us have to fight against it and not shy away.

  • on April 17, 2012, 10:34 GMT

    A friend in need is the friend indeed... but i know neither the people of Bangladesh nor their players are happy to visit Pakistan... it's all because of a deal between the boards... today Bangladesh a team with just 3 test wins in a total of 70 test matches showing their concerns for safety... their test status should be taken back as I believe that Ireland is a much better team than BD and they are still not a test playing nation...

  • on April 17, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    now bangladesh hav won even more hearts of pakistan they r really brave! no one else is touring pakistan only bangladesh!! everyone else r losers bangladesh is the real winner! to be a winner u hav to be brave and not hav excuses and dats wht bangladesh r doing even on and off the field!!

  • DarindaUK on April 17, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    I'm a Bangladeshi and can't understand why our brothers are so worried about security. No one can provide security apart from Allah, so why make such a big issue. Pak has done as best as they can and therefore we should appreciate their effort. I don't think our Pakistani brothers will intentionally hurt us. I just can't wait to see the match. Only concern is that of Shakib and Tamim, will they be joining the National Team from IPL. Good luck to both team and Tigers, please, please make the game as good as the Asia Cup Final.

  • reazarko on April 17, 2012, 8:18 GMT

    No Bangladesh no...Dont go to Pakistan..

  • on April 17, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    It will be a great tour for Bangladesh in Pakistan. Can't wait to see some smiling faces in stadium after a long pause by the saddest incident at 2009. Wish BD team to win the matches.

  • on April 17, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    Welcome Bangladesh Its really great decision by u. U are a very brave country and Mustafa Kamal is a Brave Person and belive me that two matches has mean alot for every Pakistani. @ Sayeed Bin Asad bro u may affraid but belive me every thing inshallah go f9 v also love Sakib Tamim they are really the stars but do u not leave home for accident risk? Inshallah all thing go F9.

  • on April 17, 2012, 2:27 GMT

    good luck for both team and i hope both team play well and entertian us

  • ziggy500 on April 16, 2012, 23:35 GMT

    pajistan deserve to see thier succesfull international team play on thier home grounds. lets hope this is series goes well ad we see some good competetive cricket

  • on April 16, 2012, 21:53 GMT

    Good for Cricket in Pakistan.

  • BestB on April 16, 2012, 18:57 GMT

    Go BD go.. after the TOUR no matter if you'd lose the match eventually u'll WIN the HEART of every Pakistani and fan of this game.. <.. best of luck BD ..>

  • ammarhassan on April 16, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    @Khawer A. Khan .. Agreed .. Peshawar was a better option ...

  • on April 16, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    Welcome to Bangladesh team.

  • CaughtAndBowled on April 16, 2012, 18:26 GMT

    Afridi is excited that Bangladesh is touring!!!!! Must be very new for Bangladesh but it shows the sorry state of affairs with Pakistan.

  • on April 16, 2012, 18:17 GMT

    Hello Pakistani brothers, We do not wanna take risk~~~ if anything happens, would u be able to back our sakib, tamim & other talents~~~ they are our hearts...... Our BCB president is doing wrong ~~~

  • Ra_Thore on April 16, 2012, 16:19 GMT

    There will be opportunities for both cricket fans and the others. Insallah!!

  • AnwarMerchant on April 16, 2012, 16:13 GMT

    Welcome our brothers from Bangladesh. The whole of Pakistan salutes you. Every Pakistani will remain vigilant to make your visit comfortable and happy. Play hard, stay happily, enjoy the beautiful Pakistan.

  • on April 16, 2012, 15:35 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi... I am very much sure PAK will definitely put up a full proof security as home minister and foreign minister are concerned and also commenting on this tour. I myself just can't wait to enjoy another hell of a nail biting game of cricket btw BD and PAK. It was sooo much disheartening to lose the asia cup final by 2 runs. Go BD GO!!! put some ice on that hurt. aaand gd luck Pakistan...

  • on April 16, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    This is very good sign for pakistani cricket and Inshah Allah Pakistan provide best available security to others country.

    Thanks to BCC .

  • on April 16, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    It is a bravery decision for Bangladesh to visit Pakistan. I hope that Pakistan will give level best security.

  • on April 16, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    PCB might as well be the Punjab Cricket Board. Both matches in Lahore? Really? Lahore isn't even the biggest city in the country.

  • on April 16, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    welcome back cricket in PAKISTAN !!!

  • DarindaUK on April 16, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    I just want to see our Asia Sub-Continent RULE the Cricket World, so why not support each other and start being brothers. Let the world know we're the best and promote each other. Countries like Australia, West Indies, England, South Africa, etc will eventually come to play. BanglaDesh, please make this game worthwhile so you can get some respect for bringing international cricket in Pakistan. Good luck to both team, can't wait for the 29th April.

  • on April 16, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    i dont understand.... Why Bangladeshi Peoples so worry about their Cricketers. Do you have any Idea how many Foreigners live now adays in Pakistan . Thousands of they have security. The Embassies of foreign countries. And then one thing keep in Mind once they came they will be in spot light . They will have top Security. It will be like Bangladesh Playing in his own Country.

  • TaylorSwift on April 16, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    This is great news for Pakistan cricket and their fans. Let's hope for an incident-free tour, so other teams will follow suit in the near future.

  • on April 16, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    well we should say thanks to mr. Zaka Ashraf who really pay attention to this thing....thankz God Mr ejaz butt isn't there anymore..........Hoping for good cricket and wish Mr zaka Ashraf should not forget ab8 PPL next year

  • WickyRoy.paklover on April 16, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    @Pathiyal,Mr. This z situatn prevailing in whole sub.continent (pak,ind,bd) not only in pak.ITS GD THAT BD COMING TO PAK BT WE SHOULD NOT SUFFR 4RM SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSE AS ITS DUE TO PAK ONLY THAT BD Z Among Top 10 teams othrwise ther are so many othr teams doing much betr than bd bt are unable to make there way to top level.EVRYTHING WORKS ON "GIVE N TAKE POLICY" IN THIS WORLD SO ITS BD'S CRIC 'S TIME TO GIVE A VRY SMAL PROPORTN TO PAK .AFTR ALL BD Z GOING TO GET A CHANCE OF PLAYNG D BEST T20 TEAM N ONE OF BEST ODI TEAMS.

  • on April 16, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    Inshallah, within next 2 years all major teams ll visit Pakistan, and that includes Australia.

  • on April 16, 2012, 12:38 GMT

    Bangladesh touring Pakistan won't really have any serious effect on the other nations. It might take some time to convince them. But one step at a time. Thanks Bangladesh.

  • on April 16, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    Definitely a good sign for Pakistani cricket.this will open the doors for others too.

  • Pathiyal on April 16, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    @ lionheart7861 - thank you for your comment. as mentioned i was just joking when afridi gave the statement instead of the authorities responsible for the security of the country. i have not missed out to wish both the teams. i have not critised about the performance of pakistan cricket team which had been satisfactory in the past. as a cricket enthusiast, i hope they will continue to do the same way in future too under the able guidance of misbah. i have my favorites in your team as well. political developments can in no way alter my cricketing interests. if my comments did hurt you, please accept my sincere apologies and wishes.

  • MAK123 on April 16, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    Good to see Bangladesh visiting Pakistan at a time when the latter needed revival of cricket at home. Goes to show Bangladesh's appreciation of Pakistan and its great support to help Bangla enter the test playing nations club. This gesture of visiting Pakistan may be very small as compared with Pakistan's earlier support to Bangladesh but a good sign nevertheless.

  • hani2 on April 16, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    pakistan is a safe place .

  • rakibul-narail-bd on April 16, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    while a bd football team (sheik jamal) is not willing yo go in pak, why bd national cricket team. it should never be happen.

  • lionheart7861 on April 16, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    @pathiyal This is so unfortunate that instead of supporting others we show Vanity and arrogance. Pakistan Helped Srilanka when security situation there was not good, We helped Bangladesh In launching BPL and sending our players . Btw Pakistan is in peace for a longtime now. We are Asian champions , We have the best bowling attack in the world and we don't boast about it like others. ;)

  • waqasyasin83 on April 16, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    Posted by on (April 15 2012, 21:11 PM GMT) It will take another 10years or more to persuade Australia or England to tour Pakistan. . . WHO NEEDS THEM TO VISIT??? =) and what difference would it make for if they tour or no =) if other teams start visiting, they will visit too...if pakistan keeps its stance that it wont conduct the matches on a neutral venue...... . . PAKISTAN ZINDABAD.....

  • bariislam on April 16, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    Very good and excited to see the BD team in the stadium.... Good luck for team Pakistan.

  • LOVEUCRIC on April 16, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    Thanks, to Bangladesh, and thank you sir, Zaka Ashraf, your appointment is too much lucky for Pakistan cricket,, This is a happiest news in the regard of Cricket to be played international cricket again in pak. We should support B,D players as they are playing in their home ground, i hope Pakistan Cricket Board,will present a huge celebration ceremony, and to tell the world how much we wish and love the cricket game, I request the P.C.B that before the Match, they Have to present, something special please, it will be also as a thank in reward of Bangladeshi Players, and Board support, of starting cricket again in beloved country pakistan. and my Request to the supporters please keep very good discipline in ground,,, and cheers both the teams not only pakistan,, because bangladeshi crowed also cheers pakistani players we should show something special this is a very good chance, i wish i could be the security officer or a part of it,, Long Live Pkistan, Fida Mohammad From Jeddah k.s.a

  • andrilchakraborty on April 16, 2012, 10:09 GMT

    I am from Bangladesh and Pakistanis should thank BD we are bringing cricket back to them and they should give our team Top safety

  • andrilchakraborty on April 16, 2012, 10:03 GMT

    I am a bangladeshi and I am Worried about my Bangladesh team they will visit Pak hope every things is ok after the tour

  • on April 16, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    I HOPE THESE FIXTURES END SAFELY OTHRWISE BYE BYE CRICKET IN PAK!!! I WANT TAMIM AND SHAKIB, BANGLAS 2 STAR PLAYERS TO TOUR TOO!!!

  • on April 16, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    Its a good news, 2/3 ODI wud have been nice.

  • S.A.Siddiqui on April 16, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    Great News and Thanks to Bangladesh Cricket Board. It is good that the International Cricket is back in Pakistan although I am a Test Match lover.

  • on April 16, 2012, 9:55 GMT

    BCB deserves to be congratulated for being the first country to contribute to revival of International cricket in Pakistan.Both countries are bound to be benefited by this short tour.Pakistan bears the responsibility to ensure that the foolproof security that they have assured the Bangladeshi players is in place to prevent any untoward incident taking place.Zaka Ashraff's efforts have attained fruition and merit commendation.

  • S.F.Ali on April 16, 2012, 9:53 GMT

    Thank you Bangladesh for your support!!

  • Pathiyal on April 16, 2012, 9:41 GMT

    "Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi said the security situation in the country had improved over the last three years" - Who said that? I am sure that Mr. Shahid Afridi is not reading the newspapers now a days! Jokes apart, wish both the teams alll the best.

  • on April 16, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    A very good news indeed...now i am waiting to see Ind-Pak start playing against each other again...and Ind going to Pak to play...

  • on April 16, 2012, 9:02 GMT

    Stuart Law doesn't seem to be comfortable with it, as another news item here shows.

  • on April 16, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    How generous of BCB to agree to a tour of Pakistan. It is now our responsibility to keep them safe and make them feel at home. Hoping and praying for a incident-free and entertaining little series. Thank you Bangladesh for your wonderful gesture.

  • on April 16, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    Its a great gesture by the Bangladeshi cricket fraternity to give our cricket a helping hand.

  • Z.Saleem on April 16, 2012, 7:38 GMT

    Good to see International Cricket coming back, its short but a start was needed and I think its a good move by Pakistan. This can be followed by Zimbabwe visiting Pakistan, and then the wheel will start to roll properly!

  • on April 16, 2012, 7:32 GMT

    I hope the PCB, BCB and the Punjab Government had done their homework to ensure that the fans of the sport are presented with incident-free two-days of exciting cricket here in Lahore. Of course, this will not be one of the longest of cricket-series between two test-cricketing sides, at least its a beginning ..... a beginning for international cricket to be seen first-hand for the long-deprived Pakistani fans!!!

  • on April 15, 2012, 22:00 GMT

    Right first quickly I just want to say to Pakistan that rename your Cricket Stadium please something unique if not then name it as the "Lahore Stadium" again after all it is one of the best stadiums in the country. Anyway yeah its good that Pakistan are finally holding an International Cricket again but really all thanks should go to Bangladesh because the other boards are hesitant about it all the time and hope it is of success and that everyone is safe. Although its a very short series at least both the games will mean something for example, the ODI can be a game in which the Bangladeshi's will be looking the avenge the defeat they suffered at the hands of Bangladesh but this time in Pakistan's own turn and the T20 game can be used as pretext for the T20 World Championship because both these teams will be facing each other in the group stages. Obviously these two games will be packed considering how much the Pakistani's love the game and will be an exciting time for them.

  • Afridipak on April 15, 2012, 21:55 GMT

    Yes international cricket is back in our country !!!!!!!!!! And i hope that the PPL Will be in Pakistan too.

  • on April 15, 2012, 21:11 GMT

    It will take another 10years or more to persuade Australia or England to tour Pakistan.

  • touqeer777 on April 15, 2012, 21:00 GMT

    Thanks BD for coming to Pakistan.

  • Maz.Raja on April 15, 2012, 20:23 GMT

    Very good news for Pakistan as well international cricket. BD cricket board deserve for credit on supporting Pak cricket. We love cricket (Not the cricket politics).Cricket Zindabad......

  • on April 15, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    Thanks BD & Mr. Mustafa Kamal

  • vallavarayar on April 15, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    It'd be good news when Pakistan gets back to hosting and playing at home. But I am afraid it's not really possible for anybody to guaranty the safety of the visitors, especially the western teams.

  • abbadan on April 15, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    it is good to see that international matches are going too held in pakistan this is great news for pakistani fans

  • testcricfan24 on April 15, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    At least change the name of the Gaddafi Stadium.

  • passionate_cricket_follower on April 15, 2012, 15:59 GMT

    ready? really? oh well we'll soon know!

  • atulsaxena1992 on April 15, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    Well Pakistan doing much better in their adopted home ground "U.A.E".

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  • atulsaxena1992 on April 15, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    Well Pakistan doing much better in their adopted home ground "U.A.E".

  • passionate_cricket_follower on April 15, 2012, 15:59 GMT

    ready? really? oh well we'll soon know!

  • testcricfan24 on April 15, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    At least change the name of the Gaddafi Stadium.

  • abbadan on April 15, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    it is good to see that international matches are going too held in pakistan this is great news for pakistani fans

  • vallavarayar on April 15, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    It'd be good news when Pakistan gets back to hosting and playing at home. But I am afraid it's not really possible for anybody to guaranty the safety of the visitors, especially the western teams.

  • on April 15, 2012, 17:51 GMT

    Thanks BD & Mr. Mustafa Kamal

  • Maz.Raja on April 15, 2012, 20:23 GMT

    Very good news for Pakistan as well international cricket. BD cricket board deserve for credit on supporting Pak cricket. We love cricket (Not the cricket politics).Cricket Zindabad......

  • touqeer777 on April 15, 2012, 21:00 GMT

    Thanks BD for coming to Pakistan.

  • on April 15, 2012, 21:11 GMT

    It will take another 10years or more to persuade Australia or England to tour Pakistan.

  • Afridipak on April 15, 2012, 21:55 GMT

    Yes international cricket is back in our country !!!!!!!!!! And i hope that the PPL Will be in Pakistan too.