BCB's revised tour stance stuns PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is astonished by the new stance of the Bangladesh Cricket Board president Mustafa Kamal that Bangladesh would only tour Pakistan if given clearance by the International Cricket Council and its government.

Although no senior official in the PCB was willing to comment officially on Kamal’s remarks made at a press conference in Dhaka, insiders said that chairman Zaka Ashraf and Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad are both disappointed by the change in the BCB stance.

“As far as getting clearance from its government is concerned, that was a condition from the start and acceptable to the PCB. But this new condition of only touring if the ICC gave clearance and appointed match officials for the series has come out of the blue,” an official, who did not want to be named, told PTI.

The official also said that PCB was expecting a positive response from BCB but the whole scenario seems to have changed. “We were very hopeful that Bangladesh would get clearance for the Pakistan tour as their security delegation went back satisfied with the security arrangements and protocol for their team and even gave some suggestions to improve the security net.”

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