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BCB seeks players’ consent for Pakistan tour

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has started taking players’ consent regarding the Pakistan tour that contains three T20Is and two Tests.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has asked players to sign the Government Order (G.O), which is a standard procedure before any international series or tournament. As stated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials, several Bangladesh cricketers have already consented for Pakistan tour.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan recently had a meeting with the three senior Bangladeshi players to know their final take on Pakistan tour. However, the final decision is expected to be taken on January 12 in the official meeting of the cricket board.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nazimuddin Chowdhury said, “We are just sharing the information with the players, explaining the situation, briefing about the security advice and government’s position.”

The BCB CEO added, “Different opinions came from the players, but nothing is formal. There is no final decision about the tour yet.”

The sources informed media that even though the BCB was firm on their take of playing only three-match T20I series and the two-match Test series to be played on a neutral venue, still the officials asked the players for the consent of playing at least one Test in Pakistan.

The final decision of the Bangladeshi cricketers will be an interesting one as a lot of them have already registered to play Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020, which will hold in Pakistan, ultimately.

According to the BCB, one of the cricketers who has registered for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020, anonymously requested the board that their agents sign the franchise-based contracts without getting the full information about the security arrangements.

The BCB CEO said, “Firstly, the agreement is signed by our agent, and they complete all the formalities on our behalf when it comes to making us available for any franchise-based tournament and then again we cannot play the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as we have home series against Zimbabwe at that time.”

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