Pakistan to tour Bangladesh in April

"We have received confirmation of Pakistan's arrival in mid-April"

“We have received confirmation of Pakistan’s arrival in mid-April”

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The Pakistan government have allowed the national team to tour Bangladesh in April.

However, before the series gets underway on April 15, Pakistan will send a security team to Bangladesh as a safety precaution.

The tour is expected to consist of two Tests, three ODIs and a one-off Twenty20 International.

“Government is still concerned, probably because of the negative feelings about Pakistan there,” the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) senior media manager, Raza Kitchlew, told ESPNcricinfo. “But we always had a stance to keep cricket away from politics and that’s the reason we have accepted Bangladesh tour. But in coming days we will send our security team who will be meeting the Pakistan high commission to further assess the arrangements in place.”

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)┬ámedia committee chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed that he has been notified about the security team’s visit.

“We have received confirmation of Pakistan’s arrival in mid-April,” he added. “The tour schedule has not been confirmed yet but we are hoping to have it finalised by the next 3-4 days. We will consider Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna as venues.”

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