Bangladesh to become first team since 2009 to tour Pakistan

Last updated: 21st December 2012  

Bangladesh to become first team since 2009 to tour Pakistan

The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in the aftermatch of the 2009 terrorist attack

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Bangladesh will become the first team to tour Pakistan since terrorists attacked the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in 2009.

Eight Pakistanis were killed and six Sri Lanka players wounded when a number of gunmen shot at heir coach as they were being driven to the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had agreed to send a team to Pakistan in April this year to play a Twenty20 and one-day international in Lahore.

But the Dhaka High Court put an end to that trip, issued a restraining order stopping the Bangladesh players from playing in Pakistan due to security concerns.

But the Bangladeshis now appear satisfied that their players will not be in danger in January.

"The Bangladesh board has conveyed to us their team's visit is confirmed and they have also got approval from their board members. They have also sent us the time frame for the tour," PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf said.

"I am pretty confident now this tour will take place and signal the return of international cricket to Pakistan," Ashraf said.

"We will soon also be co-ordinating security arrangements for the tour with the provincial governments."
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