Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nazimuddin Chowdhury has ruled out the news of ‘private proposal’ to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for splitting the Test series in Pakistan and Dhaka.
According to the media reports, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) made a private proposal to the PCB to play one Test in Pakistan and one in Dhaka. The PCB, in response, rubbished BCB’s suggestion stating that the two-match Test series was the part of the ICC Test Championship, and it would be hosted in Pakistan.
The CEO of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said that he was not aware of any such proposal from the BCB to the PCB. He said that the BCB was still firm on their decision to play three-match T20I series in Pakistan and then to decide on playing the Test series.
Nazimuddin Chowdhury said,” I am not aware of any such proposal. The BCB still stands to its decision. We have principally agreed to play the T20I series in Pakistan subject to clearance from the government.”
He added,” Following the T20I series, we will assess if we can go ahead in playing the Test series in Pakistan.”
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO has been giving controversial statements since the successful series being hosted by the PCB in Pakistan.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared Pakistan for international cricket. Since then, Sri Lanka has toured Pakistan twice for limited-overs series and two-match Test series, respectively.
The two-match Test series between Bangladesh and Pakistan is part of the ICC Test Championship. In the case of refusing to play Pakistan without any substantial reason, Bangladesh will lose all the points.