Pakistan news January 11, 2013

Pakistan players' BPL stints in doubt

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Zaka Ashraf, the PCB chairman, said Pakistan players would play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) but indicated that their presence could depend on the BCB agreeing to a tour of Pakistan.

The BPL is scheduled to begin on January 18 and several Pakistan players were sold at its auction last month. Their participation, however, could hinge on the BCB's response to Ashraf's comments. There has been a lot of talk of Bangladesh touring Pakistan but with security continuing to be a concern, there have been no concrete steps forward.

"Bangladesh almost toured Pakistan but at the last moment they pulled out over the security concern and I don't want to repeat this again," Ashraf said at the unveiling of the Pakistan Super League in Lahore. "We can't send our players like this, as Bangladesh have an agreement to fulfill. If they decide to come Pakistan and play then we will consider supporting and favoring them [in this matter]."

The BPL also clashes with the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pakistan's premier first-class event, and the PCB said it wouldn't be fair to disrupt the players' commitments to their teams.

The PCB and BCB have been discussing a short Bangladesh tour to Pakistan since 2011, but have faced hurdles. A proposed tour in April 2012 was postponed because of an order from a Dhaka court, and another proposal for a tour in January this year was rejected by the BCB on security grounds. Pakistan have not hosted international cricket since the 2009 terror attacks on the Sri Lanka team bus and have played all their home matches at off-shore venues such as England and the UAE.

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent

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  • Kashif.Anwar on January 14, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    ofcourse we have the same standard of security here in pakistan. we condemn all the bombing and terorist attacks across the world. If BCB felt there was a security risk then why commit in first place. They should have just rejected it and not traded a false commitment to gain personal benefit of getting a vote in ICC.

  • Warm_Coffee on January 14, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Nobody cares whether those pak players participate or not, nothing special....@CricPak...3rd class team good enough to sweat Pakistan at the Asia Cup and beat West Indies, Sri Lanka, Ireland and India but what are you? 4th class, 5th class? :)

  • Rafelgibt on January 14, 2013, 4:45 GMT

    @Fearless_Greens on (January 14 2013, 00:47 AM GMT) brother don't you think you are missing the points.....OK the written agreement has been made by the BCB and PCB chief (According to few unclear source)....and we the people of BAN never deny to tour PAK.....But why you guys are forcing us to come at PAK while you are facing the worst security concern in last 2 years...An written agreement (I would still say its unclear) cant be bigger than the LIFE of a single citizen....Don't you think??? or in PAK you have some other STANDARDS???You might say BOMBing is happening some other parts of PAk not where we are going to play....This way you PAK people might live as its regular picture in there but BAn people cant stand for it....BAN people are getting angry along with me that why you guys are enforcing the COMMITMENT why not the SECURITY concern....Its time to wake up....Ensure your security first then We would be first to visit PAK....Till then only hard feelings from both the parts>>>>

  • Rafelgibt on January 14, 2013, 4:14 GMT

    Good news for PAK fans.....According to leading Bangladeshi newspaper PCB is playing the role of GANSTAR as they forced BCB that PAK players will only play in BPL if Ban Cricket team comes to PAK, Play in PCL with written agreements.........Just think PCB is bargaining with a 3rd graded BAN players to be placed on the first place.......LOL

  • Fearless_Greens on January 14, 2013, 0:56 GMT

    And BD fans who are somehow trying to tarnish the history by saying that it was india and other countries who helped bd in getting the test status. I would say to them, guys its okay that breaking promises have become your habit but please please get your facts straight. It was Pakistan who played a major role in your test status. It does not add up when you say india helped you in getting your test status and then they dont invite you for a test series. Use your minds here plz. Secondly i think you guys have habit of sticking with past. Just like many are referring to Asia cup final there are few who are referring to 1971. I have a word of advice for you. Please move on, at least from 1971. This is 2013. We are playing cricket and not fighting wars. Keep our fights to cricket ground or cricinfo comment sections. Btw here is the solution. Kamal should step down from ICC VP and BD officially takes their commitment back. Pakistan sends their players to BPL. Case closed!!!

  • MaxFresh on January 14, 2013, 0:50 GMT

    It wouldn't be fair to not allow Pakistan make life changing money already some Pakistan players have arrived in Dhaka and are not listening to PCB. They even play in Bangladesh's DPL and are very happy playing and staying in Bangladesh than Pakistan :)

  • Fearless_Greens on January 14, 2013, 0:47 GMT

    I have written this before ( I hope bd fans understand this time). BD chaps, Pakistani fans are angry because BCB made a written commitment for a tour to Pakistan and in return they received our nomination for ICC VP. Now why dont we ask Australia, England etc. to visit our country because first of all when we ask them they say security conditions are not good so sorry we cant visit your country. We say that is fine because they have not committed with us. bangl has the same right to say no in normal circumstances except that in this particular case they made a written commitment. Those of you who are saying that Kamal denies of any written commitment please listen to your current BCB chief. He has made clear that this mess is created by Kamal and he has proof that Kamal made written commitment with PCB. Now PCB does not recognize Kamal or xyz. Instead they recognize BCB and hence whoever runs BCB is obliged to carry out what Kamal promised. Got it, bd fans?

  • Warm_Coffee on January 13, 2013, 23:25 GMT

    Can't believe minnows beat India, Sri Lanka and West Indies all in the same year. 160 runs world record win by minnows :P

  • Warm_Coffee on January 13, 2013, 23:21 GMT

    See West Indies batting :) ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjTlhYNVPxo

  • Cric_info_pak on January 13, 2013, 21:37 GMT

    @ NiazK please check record wht pakistan achive in first 12 years... well pakistan still got the best record among all test playing nation in frist 12 years and you bangladesh got worse record of all test playing nation.... pakistan got victory in there second test only against inida and pakistan beat england on there first tour that time beating england is like beating south africa today or aussie 10 years back.... no new team ever achive until now in first 10 or 12 years of cricket.... on the other hand u ppl got worse record .... u compare newzealand and india for 10 to 12 years but forget that time only 4 or 5 team play not like today so many other temas like ireland , holland , kenya etc are palying trust me u one of them if they paly for 12 years in today's time they will win more then your 3rd class bangladeshi team.... and please dont' compare the best team in history of test cricket with worse team in the history of cricket

  • Kashif.Anwar on January 14, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    ofcourse we have the same standard of security here in pakistan. we condemn all the bombing and terorist attacks across the world. If BCB felt there was a security risk then why commit in first place. They should have just rejected it and not traded a false commitment to gain personal benefit of getting a vote in ICC.

  • Warm_Coffee on January 14, 2013, 11:19 GMT

    Nobody cares whether those pak players participate or not, nothing special....@CricPak...3rd class team good enough to sweat Pakistan at the Asia Cup and beat West Indies, Sri Lanka, Ireland and India but what are you? 4th class, 5th class? :)

  • Rafelgibt on January 14, 2013, 4:45 GMT

    @Fearless_Greens on (January 14 2013, 00:47 AM GMT) brother don't you think you are missing the points.....OK the written agreement has been made by the BCB and PCB chief (According to few unclear source)....and we the people of BAN never deny to tour PAK.....But why you guys are forcing us to come at PAK while you are facing the worst security concern in last 2 years...An written agreement (I would still say its unclear) cant be bigger than the LIFE of a single citizen....Don't you think??? or in PAK you have some other STANDARDS???You might say BOMBing is happening some other parts of PAk not where we are going to play....This way you PAK people might live as its regular picture in there but BAn people cant stand for it....BAN people are getting angry along with me that why you guys are enforcing the COMMITMENT why not the SECURITY concern....Its time to wake up....Ensure your security first then We would be first to visit PAK....Till then only hard feelings from both the parts>>>>

  • Rafelgibt on January 14, 2013, 4:14 GMT

    Good news for PAK fans.....According to leading Bangladeshi newspaper PCB is playing the role of GANSTAR as they forced BCB that PAK players will only play in BPL if Ban Cricket team comes to PAK, Play in PCL with written agreements.........Just think PCB is bargaining with a 3rd graded BAN players to be placed on the first place.......LOL

  • Fearless_Greens on January 14, 2013, 0:56 GMT

    And BD fans who are somehow trying to tarnish the history by saying that it was india and other countries who helped bd in getting the test status. I would say to them, guys its okay that breaking promises have become your habit but please please get your facts straight. It was Pakistan who played a major role in your test status. It does not add up when you say india helped you in getting your test status and then they dont invite you for a test series. Use your minds here plz. Secondly i think you guys have habit of sticking with past. Just like many are referring to Asia cup final there are few who are referring to 1971. I have a word of advice for you. Please move on, at least from 1971. This is 2013. We are playing cricket and not fighting wars. Keep our fights to cricket ground or cricinfo comment sections. Btw here is the solution. Kamal should step down from ICC VP and BD officially takes their commitment back. Pakistan sends their players to BPL. Case closed!!!

  • MaxFresh on January 14, 2013, 0:50 GMT

    It wouldn't be fair to not allow Pakistan make life changing money already some Pakistan players have arrived in Dhaka and are not listening to PCB. They even play in Bangladesh's DPL and are very happy playing and staying in Bangladesh than Pakistan :)

  • Fearless_Greens on January 14, 2013, 0:47 GMT

    I have written this before ( I hope bd fans understand this time). BD chaps, Pakistani fans are angry because BCB made a written commitment for a tour to Pakistan and in return they received our nomination for ICC VP. Now why dont we ask Australia, England etc. to visit our country because first of all when we ask them they say security conditions are not good so sorry we cant visit your country. We say that is fine because they have not committed with us. bangl has the same right to say no in normal circumstances except that in this particular case they made a written commitment. Those of you who are saying that Kamal denies of any written commitment please listen to your current BCB chief. He has made clear that this mess is created by Kamal and he has proof that Kamal made written commitment with PCB. Now PCB does not recognize Kamal or xyz. Instead they recognize BCB and hence whoever runs BCB is obliged to carry out what Kamal promised. Got it, bd fans?

  • Warm_Coffee on January 13, 2013, 23:25 GMT

    Can't believe minnows beat India, Sri Lanka and West Indies all in the same year. 160 runs world record win by minnows :P

  • Warm_Coffee on January 13, 2013, 23:21 GMT

    See West Indies batting :) ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjTlhYNVPxo

  • Cric_info_pak on January 13, 2013, 21:37 GMT

    @ NiazK please check record wht pakistan achive in first 12 years... well pakistan still got the best record among all test playing nation in frist 12 years and you bangladesh got worse record of all test playing nation.... pakistan got victory in there second test only against inida and pakistan beat england on there first tour that time beating england is like beating south africa today or aussie 10 years back.... no new team ever achive until now in first 10 or 12 years of cricket.... on the other hand u ppl got worse record .... u compare newzealand and india for 10 to 12 years but forget that time only 4 or 5 team play not like today so many other temas like ireland , holland , kenya etc are palying trust me u one of them if they paly for 12 years in today's time they will win more then your 3rd class bangladeshi team.... and please dont' compare the best team in history of test cricket with worse team in the history of cricket

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 20:26 GMT

    Go and see Pakistan's record in first 12 years:

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/records/335431.html

    Bangladesh as i mentioned before, got the test status wrong. they dont deserve it.

  • TheRisingTeam on January 13, 2013, 18:54 GMT

    Pakistan want Bangladesh to tour despite the recent attacks on the country killing more than a 100 people unfortunately. Pakistan doesn't deserve to host matches sorry but true but hope you can make your country safe and well again.

  • Kashif.Anwar on January 13, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    @NiazK you need to see statsguru to compare the first 12 years of pak cricket to that of bangladesh... bangladesh is yet to level a test match... let alone winning one.

  • NiazK on January 13, 2013, 18:05 GMT

    BD is just 12years old and they have much infact too much less cricket. When you don't play cricket how can you improve? Again they have gained much more then what pakistan has gained in their first 12years . Anyway it doesnt matter i understand how you feel.

  • NiazK on January 13, 2013, 18:03 GMT

    and lol dude @FRRR you gave a reply to me where you asked me to check the records. But if you read my comments properly i didn't mention anything about the records. Anyway now that you are trying to change the topic i don't mind but you do agree with the facts i provided right? and about the past records of BD with Pak. I need to ask you when did you know when your teams current player started to play cricket most of the players from current bangladesh team were just born?

  • NiazK on January 13, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    @FRRR: yep i agree it wasnt as entertaining as IPL, maybe because there wasnt any pakistani players. So hopefully this time it won't be a flop ( in your views) but it won't matter actually because it was a hit in bangladesh and the name of the game is Bangladesh premiere league not international league so it's okay here

  • Captainman on January 13, 2013, 17:35 GMT

    @ExtremeSpeed: People like him are just worried and jealous of Bangladesh Cricket and can't do anything better. Lets not waste time as Bangladesh Cricket has so many things to look forward to soon.

  • ExtremeSpeed on January 13, 2013, 17:03 GMT

    @FRRR - Then maybe you should do something about it shouldn't you? oh wait I forgot...its too difficult to get rid of us good luck. Also nice video, the same way Pakistan collapsed to India in the last match if your memory serves you right :)

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    See Bangladesh's batting :) ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX1tk5HAqmw

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 15:44 GMT

    @ExtremeSpeed ,,,, It is your team which is wasting time of International cricket. 14 years have passed and you have not progressed till now. Bangla should be stripped of their test status. Ireland is a better choice.

  • ExtremeSpeed on January 13, 2013, 15:01 GMT

    @FRRR - So? nobody knows you, shouldn't be wasting your time on minnows then should you? love us or hate us nothing will happen to our Cricket good luck mate :D

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 14:43 GMT

    @NiazK ... Please check Bangla's cricket record against Pakistan. How many times have you won?

    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.

  • FRRR on January 13, 2013, 14:38 GMT

    @AzAb12754 ,,,, From where Bangladesh will come up with finances?

    BPL is already a failure and without the inclusion of Pakistan player, BPL will fall sooner than later. No one want to see Bangla players and no one even knows Bangla players.

  • AzAb12754 on January 13, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    It would be good if Pakistani players don't play, our fans are not interested in them and should recruit more players from the other countries rather than Pakistan.

  • NiazK on January 13, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    Again its Pakistan's loss. After being banned from IPL and now not being allowed in BPL. Where will they get their earnings? We all know the financial crisis in Pakistan. And Pakistani players are the lowest paid players from their respective boards (which is also a cause for many early retirements). Zaka should now increase their pay that is if the board has some money left in their fund :|.

  • NiazK on January 13, 2013, 9:15 GMT

    PCB, Why don't you call teams like australia,england,south africa? if you really think the secuirity is well enough. They'll surely come. Why blackmail teams like bd? You people also think BD is a third class team. Think practically, your country is not safe for international cricket. If it's safe stop blackmailing and invite other teams, i'm sure you'll get better response. lol I hope you people learnt your lesson in 1971.

  • on January 13, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    @bowledya, please remember the Asia Cup final. We won't get bulldozed if we pla you now, at least in ODI's. Pakistani fans are the most illogical in the world, and think that other teams like Bangladesh are nothing. It is not in their vein to acknowledge the presence of emerging powers. We have shown our spirit in 1971, and we will be showing it again. So please relax and stop telling us a 3rd grade team. If we are 3rd class, then what about West Indies? We did not beat them luckily, did we?

  • AmjadZork on January 13, 2013, 5:25 GMT

    Bangladesh needs to learn this the hard way !!! Iam with Zaka Ashraf on this one !!

  • Captainman on January 12, 2013, 16:00 GMT

    The new ICC vice president is clearly the culprit here and has a lot of answering to do in front of all BCB, PCB and ICC officials because its getting out of hand now and Bangladesh are promising this suppose tour so that they can use the Pakistan players for BPL but then back out out of it. This is unprofessional something we don't need in the great game of Cricket.

  • BowledYa on January 12, 2013, 16:00 GMT

    Bangla fans - relax. Pakistani fans really are not looking forward to seeing Bangladesh team bulldozed over by the Pak team. There is no match and it would be embarrasing to Bangladesh. So save yourselves some trouble and tell BCB to not ever make any committments to PCB that they have no intentions of keeping. BTW we do believe visiting teams will be provided good security. Granted there are continued violence but it is not where the teams will be sent and where they wil be playing. Cricket is played everyday in Pakistan and an international team recently visited without incident.

  • Fuad_bs on January 12, 2013, 13:56 GMT

    According to the news shown on ATN Bangla, Bangladesh is likely to tour Pakistan in April. The security assessment will be held once again and if things are OK, then BD will tour Pakistan in April for sure. On the other hand, there is no ban on Pakistani players on BPL. So I hope fight between the fans of two countries will be end. Apart from that the new ICC vise president Kamal may fall in trouble for his denial of Pakistan tour as BCB itself protested against the vice president and sent a letter immediately to ICC to take action against him.

  • SyedAreYouDumb on January 12, 2013, 13:52 GMT

    I want to see afghan players in BPL , they need that recognition!

  • TwohedulAzam on January 12, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    @afaqmalik1, I appreciate your feelings and I am assuring you that we never wanted to dishonor you (pakistan) and never will. As I said in this case what happened is when PCB started to force BCB for a commitment to tour in return of a vote to Mushtafa Kamal for presidency (BCB candidate), then we found this as a blackmailing technique because PCB had a moral obligation to vote for BCB candidate since BCB voted for Pakistan's Ahsan Mani when he was president, and this was not a general vote, it was between BCB and PCB to choose a president and BCB agreed with PCB about Mani in the hope that PCB will do the same when the rotation will come to BD & PAK again (Please read my 1st comment made yesterday as well). So, brother this is how it started, but I personally agree with you, BCB should have said no to this dirty game at the very beginning, be it by the cost of ICC presidency because dignity & integrity is more important than a borad's presidency status.

  • TwohedulAzam on January 12, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    @cric4world: I could not stop laughing for 10 minutes after reading your comment. At the time of Bangladesh getting test status India's Jagmohan Dalmia was ICC's president, he will tell you how Bangladesh got test status. Anyways, for argument sake I agree to your claim that Pakistan took the lead role for Bangladesh to get test status and I will thank Pakistan's board for that again and which I did in my first comment too. Similarly, our boards and people do recognize this help from Pakistan,India & Sri lanka. And we are ready to help these countries when they need a vote in any ICC issue but please do not ask to return that favour in exchange of our players life!

  • SyedAreYouDumb on January 12, 2013, 11:41 GMT

    If Pakistani players wont play in BPL, this is how many people the team will lose: ・ Dhaka Gladiators - Sahid Afridi ・Khulna Royal Bengals - Shoaib Malik , Umar Akmal , Ahmed Shezad , Awaiz Zia & Umar amin ・Chittagong Kings - Imran Nazir ・Barisal Burners - Sayed Ajmal ・Duronto Rajshahi - Abdur razzak , Mohammed Sami & Sahjaib Hassan ・Sylhet Royals - Sohail Ahmed ・Rangpur Riders - Raja Ali dar & maybe two more players !

  • reality_check on January 12, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    I am with PCB on this one. This is not like Pakistan telling Australia to visit or else Pak players will not participate in Big Bash. Why? Because Australia did not make written commitment to tour Pakistan TWICE then back out of it at the last moment. BCB needs to learn this the hard way that either don't commit to something or if you do then follow thru with your commitment.

  • Purbo23 on January 12, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    Pakistanis don't want to play against Bagnladesh because they are not competitive enough on the other hand Bangladeshis (most of) don't want to visit Pakistan either, even if PCB doesn't send players in BPL, so be it. BCB knew it and franchises start to buy unsold players from the auction.

    Being a Bangladeshi i don't care about Pakistan and what they think about themselves but at the end of the day it is just a game which is not more important then human life. Of course, when the circumstances in Pakistan will get safe for international cricket Bangladesh will honor the agreement.

    BCB should act more professionally in the sensitive issues and when they give their words. Don't promise something if you can't keep .

  • on January 12, 2013, 9:23 GMT

    I am supporter of BD Tigers team and strongly unlike the activities of PCB chairman.cricket is a game. so, for a game we don't support to send our team in a danger whatever they will doing well or not in pak....we are believed in" safety first"...... recent time 115 people died in Pakistan.so secuiry is A concern!!!!cant risk players life.

  • warneneverchuck on January 12, 2013, 9:19 GMT

    BD did absolutely right thing by not going Pak. Safety comes first and then rest. Pak fans instead of criticizing BD fans, u shud improve your country and mind set of people Who involved in incident happen on SL plaayers

  • Porky_PigTheToon on January 12, 2013, 9:13 GMT

    It might be true that it was after 99 wc win against pakistan that helped BD got it's test status. but why are pak fans trying to take credit of it ? as if pak lost match intentionally or did they ? :O Lol it was was BD's ability that they are a Test team now !

  • on January 12, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi supporter I dont want to see any Pakistani player play in BPL. So BCB should drop the issue right here,Cricket is a game of gentlemen there is no place for blackmailing in cricket.

  • on January 12, 2013, 7:57 GMT

    it's ridiculous! just two days before 114 people died in pakistan and 200 people injured! then, how pakistan says security is under control? i cant understand. and PCB's argument is totally lame.

  • on January 12, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    why we even need those paki players. i would like all Bengali players rather than see this violent race. hate this country and their people. most of the players are corrupted and i know they will come because they need the money. because ipl will never take them. i think icc should band this nation forever. i dont think we should ever visit pakistan and no country should go too. i dont like indian that much but i am completely agree with indian that paki are worst than any other nation.

  • on January 12, 2013, 6:23 GMT

    Pakistan cricket, PCB and Mr. Ashraf won't achieve anything from the whole situation. Even if BCB had made 100 commitments, their decision to not to tour Pakistan is very much understandable. If BCB's committing to a tour (had they made any) was a mistake, PCB's current stance is no less than hilarious! PCB can't pressurize and I hardly think if BCB will be able to convince its cricketers for a tour.

    PCB can disagree to free its players unconditionally. Future tours still possible. Otherwise, it will only expose the insecurity PCB feels regarding a possible tour.

  • P.K.Sutradhar on January 12, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    Pakis r tensed! But we not! Our BPL will must start frm 18 january,But they r not sure that they can b able to keep there players away from BPL. Bloody dogs,u blamed us we promised to tour Pak several times but don't show any evidence! Is there any written agreement? 2 days ago,former BCB president told in press conference that he never promised to tour pak. Now it's clear that u r just trying to blackmail us using BPL issue!

  • on January 12, 2013, 4:16 GMT

    @ getsetgopk, very well said, although i have doubts if zaka will let this bangla circus go on and continue as the chairman as elections are approaching and in case the rulers get kicked out, zaka will leave on his own.

  • durber99 on January 12, 2013, 1:41 GMT

    I live in UK. I have lots of Pakistani friends but they also don't want to go back in their country. They are telling that in Pakistan there is no security. Anyone can die in any time. They also want to bring their family in UK. So, my point is that there is no logic to visit Pakistan for playing cricket until Gov strictly handles the issue of Bomb blasting. Someone made comment that Bangladesh is a 3rd class team. May be it is true but nowadays the result of BD match is not supporting your comment. They whitewashed New-Zealand 4-0. Asia cup Finalist. Loose by only 2 runs. Last month they also beat West-Indies 3-2. Whatever, you still may think they are 3rd class team but they are human being and the players love their life and family. Of-course it is a wise decision… not to visit in Pakistan. If Pakistan player don't come to play in BPL then they will loose money but if Bangladesh cricket team go to Pakistan then they may loose their life.

  • on January 11, 2013, 23:52 GMT

    Just don't let Pak players go there. We are going to play test matches in SA, before that important series 3rd class t20 won't help Pakistan's cause

  • Masud_BITK on January 11, 2013, 23:22 GMT

    This time Mr Zaka I am NOT with you. You did not behave like a bureaucrat. All we know that it is going to be happened, but why you have to declare that. Bangladesh is also playing with Pak but they have genuine issue. On the other hand, you are trying to trap Bangladesh by saying so. I know you are honest now but NOT an appropriately diplomatic way.

  • BOND_OO7 on January 11, 2013, 23:05 GMT

    Why are you calling Bangladesh third class team? Is it for not touring pak? You think if bangladesh tour pak now then everything will be ok for pak and other team wil show their willingness to tour pak? There is blast everyday in pakistan.Whats the use of such a 3 day tour? Moreover,Bd players cannot play well with terror in mind. Pcb can disallow theirs players to participate in bpl to show frustration but it wont cause the least of harm to bpl bcoz we love cricket not some specific players.it will be pakistans loss rather. Pcb can never do this to Bcci,Ca,Ecb becoz they dont care about Pcb but BCB care about pcb and thats why pcb doing this.

  • Kapil_Choudhary on January 11, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    @Jahid Russell - I agree with you that no matter what, Ind, Aus, Eng, NZ or Sa will not be sending their teams to Pak in the near future. However, here's the point of the BD tour.

    To me, it seems that whenever intl cricket returns to Pak, BD or Zim will most likely be the first team to tour. If they are able to tour successfully, then may be SL (who probably sympathize most with Pak even though it was THEIR players who were being shot at) tours say 1-2 yrs after BD providing Pak have a huge bargaining chip. May be 2-3 yrs after SL, probably at a time when Indian govt wants to show some friendship with Pak, Ind might tour. And may be 3-4 yrs after that, NZ could come, to be followed by the rest. In short, if teams like Aus or Eng are to ever tour Pak, it will probably be a good 8-9 yrs after the first step is taken, i.e, a BD tour. But the faster that first step is taken, the better for Pak. Of course, all this happens only IF there are no future incidents. And that is a huge IF.

  • on January 11, 2013, 22:27 GMT

    Pls BPL OWNER AND BCB bring the uNsold player from other countries we dont want to see pak player in bpl. Let them play their no money tournament..and do not send our player to pak. We cant effort to loose our honest player. We feel proud of our players . Do you feel the same pak fans for you player just a question???

  • on January 11, 2013, 22:12 GMT

    I dont undestand Why chairmai PCB still keen to ask Bangladesh to play in Lahore this is the still main reason why they dont want to tour pakistan i think PCB should realize the factor what incident happen there and should consider diff venues karachi hyderabad faisalabad multan etc ..

  • BoonBoom on January 11, 2013, 20:15 GMT

    Although I simply dont like Bangladesh team and alwats want them to loose whomsoever they are playing against, yet I tend to agree why PCB is almost trying to blackmail Bangladesh to visit Pakistan else no player from Pakistan will participate in Bangladesh T20 league. This is definitely a wrong and negative approach. A short visit by Bangladesh will not convince other teams to visit Pakistan so whats the point inviting a third class team?

  • wellahi2 on January 11, 2013, 19:58 GMT

    I am totally with Zaka Ashraf on this one. I am not going to blame Bangladesh for being hesitant about touring Pakistan because of the security situation there but they had agreed to do it. Once you agree to something, it has to happen especially when you are a cricketing entity. It should be give and take! if they are hesitant than we shouldn't go their either. Why support another team's board if they are unwilling to live up to a commitment.

  • cric4world on January 11, 2013, 19:01 GMT

    @TwohedulAzam . ur first comment at 13:34 is just a surface reading of the whole matter. when pak voted for BD test status sri lanka n BCCI followed pakistan's lead. if u remember at that time BCCI wasnt as strong as today and sri lankan board has always been very very friendly of pak.go back to 1999 and u will know ,, so govt of pak itself got involved and convinved sri lanka and india. its an open secret that pak lost to BD in world cup match deliberately so they can make a strong case. believe it or not people all over pakistan knew 2 days before match that pak is gonna lose and even though it was a world cup match there were celebrations all around pakistan when pakistan lost the match. this was a sincere and whole hearted effort not only from pak government and PCB but the whole nation was behind this effort n we were happy to do this for bangladesh.if whole world says BD got test cap bcoz of pak effort, there r reasons behind it that cant b published anywhere but everybody knows

  • on January 11, 2013, 18:57 GMT

    Let me tell you this, even if Bangladesh plays 5 tests, 7 ODIs, 3 T20 and 6 FC matches in Pakistan without trouble, I doubt Australia, England, India or SA will send their teams. remember 1996 WC, Aus and WI did not send their team to Srilanka, even though India visited. So what is the point?

  • on January 11, 2013, 17:49 GMT

    Nazir, Ahmed Shehzad performed well last year but they are not irreplaceable. Playing against Junaid khan and such players would help our local players but then again they can play against shaun tait, fidel edwards. I think what franchises could miss are Afridi and Gayle because even if they are out of form, they are crowd puller.

    Shakib, Mashrafi, Nasir,Tamim, Mushfiqur..these players have good fan base now. This is also reflected in their auction price as their avg. price is higher than 95% of the foreign recruits. The setup of T20 itself brings a lot of glamor. I don't see any reason why BPL2 won't be successful.

  • Sarmad3007 on January 11, 2013, 17:25 GMT

    If Bangladesh come to Pakistan or not it doesn,t matter. bcoz it will not improve the situation. But as a lover of game i recan pcb should allow the players who are not busy with the national side to go to BPL.We want to see our product in BPL specially Umar Akmal,Shoaib Malik,Imran Nazir,Boom Boom.

  • dontlikecricket on January 11, 2013, 15:50 GMT

    I am rather getting bored with this circus. Even if BD tour Pak it is unlikley to make other countries visit Pak. BD supporters have a strange sense of unjustified grandeur.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 one of top premiership side they gloat for ever, it does not mean they are any good!!!

  • on January 11, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    I guess Berlin had a even worst incident than Lahore 09 and to all people who are referring to 110 people killed yesterday, that is very sad but PCB don't want you to play in Swat and Quetta or even Karachi. Just open the map and have a look where exactly are these places. They are suffering a US based war from decades now but Lahore has been the most peaceful area from last few years now. Condition is very better here as PCB recently held a peaceful T20 tournament there.

  • getsetgopk on January 11, 2013, 15:33 GMT

    mrhamilton: not just that dude but all of them suffering hallucination, great that Zaka has exposed all these ungrateful bangalis, some people are ungrateful by trait i suppose. And still its them crying foul that PCB is not going to allow their players in BPL. They cried when they lost the Asia cup, all of them were crying on the field, from their captain to support staff and latter their boards chief cried too when he went to asian cricket counsil to review the last match. These people are on a very different mental level as compared to other nations, must be in their genes or something. child psychology would apply well to them. And they are liars too! Recently they just took a 180 on everything. Anyways, zaka isn't going to let this go until he makes these bangalis pay for repeated back stabbing.

  • Cric_info_pak on January 11, 2013, 15:27 GMT

    please please pcb don't bully bangladesh no one wants to see bangladesh in pakistan as it is 3 class team ... the team who white wash No 1 like england win ODI seriers in india ..... beat aussie and srilanka in test even south africa can't beat pakistan in test series , asia cup winner all recently y pakistan want bangladesh ... they some time beat india and other team but never beat pakistan.... so y we want to call them and give them heavy defeats and it will not improve any thing as other teams will not come even if they called 3 class bangladesh team.....

  • on January 11, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    @TwohedulAzam: well said bro! and for everyone else who's criticizing our board and country, get this straight..it's not that we are breaking promises.the board is ready to send the team but the players are not ready to go and there's nothing wrong for them to do so....once they get ready, this will go according to plan.....and there might be more gangs in other countries but they don't attack on sports teams like what happened in March 09.

  • afaqmalik1 on January 11, 2013, 15:00 GMT

    Brother TwohedulAzam, I am not talking about the issue of ICC presidency and i am not talking about the role and support of PCB in the BD cricket development and i am not saying that BD team should come. I am just saying that it is BD fans who opposed the tour strongly as it was their right and we also say that BD team should not come right now. You should have realized that BCB is run by the mindless people who don't even know what the hell diplomacy means. They didn't have the guts to refuse the tour at very first. All this would really not have happened and ties would also have been remained strong if BCB didn't have a dual-face policy. At least you people should have forced the BCB to refuse in a gentlemen's way and by not tempering with the honor that we deserve at least, just like you forced BCB for simply calling off the tour. You people just admit the fact and the fight stops.

  • swat1999 on January 11, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    Bangladesh should be maintain good cricket relationship with Pakistan. I strongly believe currently Pakistan's security situation is good enough. PCB should be able to give bangladesh highest security guaranatee. Bangladesh tour to Pakistan will be benefit for both nation

  • TwohedulAzam on January 11, 2013, 14:54 GMT

    @mrhamilton: I think you also suffer delusions of grandeur about this whole issue here we are discussing, please read the 1st comment I made here @13.34 PM GMT then you will have a clearer picture, thank you.

  • TwohedulAzam on January 11, 2013, 14:26 GMT

    @ afaqmalik1: Please read my 2 comments or at least the 1st comment I made below then you will have a better understandings, thank you.

  • mrhamilton on January 11, 2013, 14:21 GMT

    @ Nurul Alam Anik. As a neutral South African of Johannesburg I really think you suffer delusions of grandeur about the carrot Bengali cricket has. It has been abysmal as a test team and does not deserve test status. So what if they tour pakistan it wont bring any other team there and the PCB have egg on their face for supporting the ungrateful bengalis to get test status etc and now the bengalis are stabbing them in the back and for what..?? a cricket tour from a 4th rate test team not worthy of the test name?

  • on January 11, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    @Warm_Coffee my dear, I think you forgot the 99 WC. If you still have some doubts than please visit the following link and read the "2nd paragraph" may be it will tell you how BD got the test cricket status

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh_national_cricket_team

    Anyways, donot wanna hurt anybody. I think if BPL/BCL can be sucessful without paki Players than they should definately proove it to the PCB.

  • TwohedulAzam on January 11, 2013, 13:55 GMT

    @ salamrao: Please accept my thanks as a BD brother, and I totally agree with you. I also have the same question as you do, that is even if BD tour, unless situations does not change dramatically no other team will be interested, so why force BD? Just by playing 1 or 2 games with BD would not change everything. My prayers will be that oneday pakistan will change, there will be no more fighting, bombings etc which kills people, there will be peace one day insha allah in Pakistan, then all the teams will go to pakistan because they are a lovely and exciting nation to play cricket with.

  • afaqmalik1 on January 11, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    @all BD Fans: We do not want BD cricket team to come here as you people do not want it to happen. The tour is conducted with the mutual agreement and this agreement should be their till the team tours. But you people keep talking about only one matter which is security and hence, not sending the team. Do you really even look at the other side regarding what your board has done. You people own the BCB decision of not sending the team. VERY RIGHT! But does anyone of you have the guts to own the broken promises? Security concern is enough to justify the cancellation but there is no justification of backing away from the promises by saying that there is no such commitment. All of you people say that entire blame goes to Pakistan and this is the main thing which provokes real hatred. Conclusion is that we also do not support this tour because of the security. Only thing we hate is showing back when the time of fulfillment comes.

  • TwohedulAzam on January 11, 2013, 13:34 GMT

    After reading some of the comments I can say that some assumptions/understandings are not correct. First of all, being a BD fan let me acknowledge and say thank you for Pakistan's vote to BD for their test status approval from ICC but it was not pakistan alone who voted for BD, there was India, Srilanka plus other countries too. Now come to the issue of ICC presidency issue, as far as I remember, ICC rule is that they rotate this and the rotation is given to a pair or block of countries each time, for example before this when Pak's Ahsan Mani was ICC's president that time also BD & Pak had to choose the president and BD voted Pak's Mani with the hope that next time PAK will do the same for BD candidate. But, Pak did not do that, they have asked for another favour for a vote which they have already sold. And that favour they asked is to tour pakistan-fair enough BD said, we will tour, if you want to play dirty we will play dirty too. I beleive BD should tour Pak but only when it is safe

  • on January 11, 2013, 13:29 GMT

    How could Bangladesh team go there?

    http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=43872

  • on January 11, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Well Bengalis agreed two times to tour Pakistan but pulled back so why are we forcing them to come? They don't want to send their team its ok don't push them any more , simply stop your team from playing BPL as it clashes with Quaid e Azam trophy. Do not give them hopes by saying its a possibility that we will send our players if you come visit us here just say that we can not send our players. PLAYERS WILL COME TO PSL INSHALLAH

  • on January 11, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    People are being killed in Pakistan.. that's true.. People are actually being killed all over the world. Their are more gangs in USA, Canada, UK etc than Pakistan but they call us terrorists. America is doing drone attacks everyday but nobody calls them terrorists.. Well lets put that on the side. If there are gangs in all these countries and teams tour despite that, then why not Pakistan when they're providing President level Security. Like there will be 3000 Police officers doing patrol from hotel to stadium and 1500 at stadium. Like what more can you ask for. But the truth is also that Bangladesh has less than 1% chance to win a single match. Didn't we support them when they were about to lose Test status? We've always supported them. They're just doing a favour back. Their are not security concerns for President of Pakistan, so think these guys will have the same security. And on another note, the situation is worst in Karachi where target killing if internal groups is going on.

  • Warm_Coffee on January 11, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    @Saqib Nasir: Who made the commitment the Bangladesh team or the people who run it? and who cares whether Pakistan had the role in Bangladesh full status it was actually India who had the major influence and Bangladesh huge fan base. Without teams like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe etc there's no such thing as a 'world' cup :)

  • salamrao on January 11, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    I am also Pakistani guy, and I totally agree with Saj_80. In current circumstances we should not push Bangla desh to come Pakistan where security situation is still unsafe. Bangalis are our brother n sisters, we respect them with our hearts and we love them too. I am quite sure, once things are better they must come to support our cricket.

    However, my one question is, let us suppose if Bangladesh team visit Pakistan, what will make difference, I doubt any team like, England, Aus, SA, India and even WI will thing to visit Pakistan. I understand we should not unjustified with our BD team and wait for the right time and i am sure they will come indeed once things are even reasonably favorable.

    Be happy our BD people, our hearts are for you. We will inshalla support you in future whereever needed. TC

  • on January 11, 2013, 12:40 GMT

    People are being killed in Pakistan everyday which we see in their newspapers, but that does not matter for PCB, instead they are trying to put pressure on BCB to visit their so-called peaceful country (by the definition of PCB). But, do they really believe that BD team would visit them by that pressure (that is a sort of funny imagination by Zaka)?

  • on January 11, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    Leaving aside BPL I think, Its a matter of commitment and BD shouldnot forget that they are in cricket just bcoz of Pakistan. Pak has helped them in getting the test Cricket status and have helped them in tough time. Its now BD turn to help PAK in this tough situaion. so its kind of tit for tat :)

  • on January 11, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    Dear world have more & more cricket team bring player from other contry we don't want to see Pakistani in BPL

  • Saj_80 on January 11, 2013, 12:11 GMT

    Although I am a Pakistani and support the idea of international cricket coming back to pakistan, I completely agree with the previous user... the country is in a mess and far from being called "SAFE". Our Police/Army didn't even find the people who attacked the srilankan team so how could Zaka Ashraf force bangladesh to come to Pakistan. Its all well and good to show 1000 of policemen/army personnel during the security inspection but the truth is when something happens, they always say its impossible to prevent that kind of attack. Having said that, I think Bagladeshi played dirty here too, they previously agree to tour Pakistan because 1 - They wanted pakistan to support their candidate for ICC Presidency 2- They badly wants pakistani players (by far the best lot in T20 in the world) to play in their version of IPL... Without them who want to see Bangladeshi B class player in the tournament?... No Offence

  • on January 11, 2013, 12:02 GMT

    Now PCB is looking for a straight answer from BCB. SO I think BCB should clearify that BD will not tour PK in the next 5 years and look for the replacement of PK player immidiately for BPL. but if any PK player wants to come..very wellcome....fair enough. this is my very personal thinking Reasons are...... 1) if one test playing nation does not co-operate with BD cricket...that will not do any harm 2) condition in PK never good after the 2009 incident and who knows when it will improve..so 5 years hold for PK toor 3) comparing with PK..BD is still minnow. why they are trying to convince BCB because no other team wants to tour pk not because BD is strong side. 4) what former BCB president did is for his personal profit..he should be punished for this not the player by sending them PK 5) end of the day..cricket is just a game and only for fun..PK fans should consider this

  • on January 11, 2013, 11:43 GMT

    Dear Mr Zaka,

    Do you live under rock ? look at your country. Unfortunately it is far from a safe place. Just today a bomb that killed 114 people while 200 other injured. How can we trust when you say you would provide security to our players. Some of your countrymen are saying Bangladesh is a bad team why are they worried ? its not the question of good or Bad.Its about safety. Why are you trying to blackmail us ? BPL can still run without pakis.. and your players do not play for charity.

    Make your country safe, You wont have to ask us, Australia india will go visit there. But atleast make sure people trust you when you say your country is safe.

  • on January 11, 2013, 11:36 GMT

    Great decision by zaka ashraf...i am fed up by this bcb drama they are liars and we don't want liars to visit pakistan.Their test status is already zero so forget them.SL is the only team who can visit pakistan and we all know that they are a good team.This will surely return international cricket to pakistan.

  • FRRR on January 11, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    Good move. Playing in BPL will only lower the standard of Pakistani cricket. We should focus on good side, not some associate team

  • on January 11, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    Why play BPL when they don't pay anyway. Remember the payment issues last year? And a lot of players got half of what they were supposed to get. Not worth it. Stay home from BPL.

  • lut4rahman on January 11, 2013, 10:40 GMT

    we bangladeshies dont want to see paki players in BPL

  • on January 11, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    I hope BCB comes with an idea of dropping Pakistani player in wholesale

  • on January 11, 2013, 10:33 GMT

    Why does PCB Chairman worry about such a petty league? BPL edition 1 was a total failure, and I dont see it improving much. Plus, Bangladesh is not an influencial country in world of cricket. Why can't PCB concentrate on improving domestic structure and on the much promising PSL. BCB backed from the tour twice; leave them and move on. That tour is not the only hope for revival, PSL is one of the other options.

  • on January 11, 2013, 10:31 GMT

    Mr Zaka respectd person can u try to bring back Md Ameer bfore his five yrs ban?plsssd.

  • TheRisingTeam on January 11, 2013, 10:28 GMT

    @counterstrike1.6: Yeah right! we're not sending any of our players to PSL besides after all, our players are minnows so no need. Both BCB and PCB are to be blamed I must say.

  • Solid_Snake on January 11, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    Great decision..Tit for Tat :D

  • Porky_PigTheToon on January 11, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    And despite all this, I'm sure PCB will send their players to play BPL matches as PCB will also need some of the BD players to make their league PSL more interesting/ popular.

    And I have heard that PCB is also trying to contact Indian artists Shah Rukh Khan and Sonu Nigam to perform in opening ceremony of PSL.

  • on January 11, 2013, 10:15 GMT

    To day news 114 people died and over200 injured by bomb blasting . so is it fair to force bangladesh to visit pakistan,though pcb helped bd cricket lot. i think pcb should think first security matter,if pcb is not allow any pakistani player for bpl 2013 than its not only the solution probleb for pcb,why not look foreward for other nation also?

  • on January 11, 2013, 10:13 GMT

    I think enough waited.It is high time BCB should give a clear cut decision to franchises because if they want to find replacement for Pakistani players, they should begin the process.Pakistani players are the most highly paid in BPL, the amount of money Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi or Abdul Razzak get, some other good options can be bought with that like Albie Morkel, Martin Guptil, Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga etc.

  • on January 11, 2013, 10:12 GMT

    Well played Zaka Ashraf :D Thats like a real Chair Person

  • SAI12061990 on January 11, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    Very good move Mr. Ashraf. Only after your arrival, PCB management is very good & you paved the way for India-Pakistan bilateral series revival.....

  • Syed_imran_abbas on January 11, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    Tit for tat.. This is a better way to end it.. This drama should really stop now and i am really happy that PCB has left it upto them in a very balance way.. Now they wil know how a miss-commitment can hurt you and damage your plans.

  • on January 11, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    BCB IS considering to go in pakistan in May.If PCB will not send their players in BPL 2 .Bangladesh will never go to Pakistan.29 Pak players already committed to play IN BPL 2!if they break the commitment,BCB will not keep their....and 115 people died in yestertday in Pakistan.so secuiry is A concern!!!!cant risk players life.

  • afaqmalik1 on January 11, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    Although BCB should get a fair punishment of breaking promise and commitment but I really disagree with the steps that Zaka Ashraf is taking now. Why is he calling BD team touring Pakistan when they do not want to play. The announcement from the PCB should have been a straight and unconditional refusal this time. Pakistan hoped for the tour with the gentlemen's patience but this step is going to ruin many things. My Appeal to Zaka Ashraf is that he should not call BD players in any case as they do not want to come. And give them the straight answer that we are not sending the Players to BPL. That's it. There is no need of defining new conditions.

  • shan.shan on January 11, 2013, 9:52 GMT

    Thanks a Lot Mr. ZAKA we r proud of u and do ur duty with fully pride.Dont let down to pakistani nation ever......

  • Rage468 on January 11, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    very good decision by PCB. They should stick to this until bengalis dont come and play in Pakistan

  • rehanahmeds on January 11, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    ok, now it is getting bore actually, i understand that zaka ashraf wanted to show the world that international teams are safe to visit pakistan (just because of PSL and that way he thinks they can get some other international players too and off-course coverage and sponsors ) but honestly these kind of statements are making this situation more hilarious ... yeah i am not saying that he is totally doing wrong but please stop making statements like these. just talk to BCB and directly discuss your matters with them and do whatever you think is best for pakistan and pakistan cricket. we will be always with you zaka ashraf but please stop making fun and giving platform to people those just want to spread hate all over.

  • on January 11, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    I love you Zaka Ashraf! Our only sensible PCB Chairman we have ever had.

  • on January 11, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    the ugly part of this whole story is that Bangladesh board comes forward and then go back on multiple occasions. in recent episode, BCB head said to tour pak in december then on last moment changed, then he said we have written comittment which Kamal denies, i think that is the best example of politics & politicians in cricket which icc want to get rid of. About BPL, i dont think the any of 1st choice playing 11 will be going to bpl anyway as quaid e azam ttrophy is coming and SA tour.

  • AK47_pk on January 11, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    Good one zaka. We dnt mix business nd pleasure. You wana do business bcb? Well here are our terms so take it or leave it!

  • Mr.Blacksmith on January 11, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    samash07: i agree with you.

  • on January 11, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    @BorntoWatchCricket bro it is Bangladesh that commits to tour and then backs off............ last year many Pakistani players were allowed to participate in the BPL on terms of allowing Bangladeshi team to tour Pakistan............ dont forget that it was PCB which worked for Bangladesh to get a test status now when we are in problem then they should help us and if they dont then PCB shouldnt support BD cricket either............ we are happy living our lives but its Bangladesh who needs our players to organize a successful league.............. PSL is going to be launched this year and there is a lot of money involved in that........... so i suggest that PCB should send a handful of players to BPL so that some of them may come in our league too..........

  • on January 11, 2013, 9:19 GMT

    Show them the heat of Pakistan !!

  • K-ABBAS on January 11, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    Very good decision by Zaka Ashraf but he should stick with this decision

  • srinideva on January 11, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    now they start to force the little nation publicly to tour pakistan.:)

  • on January 11, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    thank you zaka now you are talking sense

  • Taha_Farrukh on January 11, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    very Good decision by PCB....BCB should save cricket in both countries by taking brave step to send their player for series and PSL as well....

  • Superstar_Salman_Khan on January 11, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    "Zaka Ashraf, the PCB chairman, has indicated that Pakistan players will play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) only if the BCB agrees to a tour of Pakistan."

    See this is what I had been saying from the very start that PCB is bullying BCB. Now what Pak fans have to say about it ? Kamal has already made it clear that no such deal commitment was made that BD would tour Pak. For God's sake, Stop bullying BD Cricket. Live and let Live.

  • SamAsh07 on January 11, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    Easy step for BCB - agree now, refuse at time of Tour.

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  • SamAsh07 on January 11, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    Easy step for BCB - agree now, refuse at time of Tour.

  • Superstar_Salman_Khan on January 11, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    "Zaka Ashraf, the PCB chairman, has indicated that Pakistan players will play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) only if the BCB agrees to a tour of Pakistan."

    See this is what I had been saying from the very start that PCB is bullying BCB. Now what Pak fans have to say about it ? Kamal has already made it clear that no such deal commitment was made that BD would tour Pak. For God's sake, Stop bullying BD Cricket. Live and let Live.

  • Taha_Farrukh on January 11, 2013, 8:30 GMT

    very Good decision by PCB....BCB should save cricket in both countries by taking brave step to send their player for series and PSL as well....

  • on January 11, 2013, 8:32 GMT

    thank you zaka now you are talking sense

  • srinideva on January 11, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    now they start to force the little nation publicly to tour pakistan.:)

  • K-ABBAS on January 11, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    Very good decision by Zaka Ashraf but he should stick with this decision

  • on January 11, 2013, 9:19 GMT

    Show them the heat of Pakistan !!

  • on January 11, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    @BorntoWatchCricket bro it is Bangladesh that commits to tour and then backs off............ last year many Pakistani players were allowed to participate in the BPL on terms of allowing Bangladeshi team to tour Pakistan............ dont forget that it was PCB which worked for Bangladesh to get a test status now when we are in problem then they should help us and if they dont then PCB shouldnt support BD cricket either............ we are happy living our lives but its Bangladesh who needs our players to organize a successful league.............. PSL is going to be launched this year and there is a lot of money involved in that........... so i suggest that PCB should send a handful of players to BPL so that some of them may come in our league too..........

  • Mr.Blacksmith on January 11, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    samash07: i agree with you.

  • AK47_pk on January 11, 2013, 9:34 GMT

    Good one zaka. We dnt mix business nd pleasure. You wana do business bcb? Well here are our terms so take it or leave it!