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Bangladesh PM to take a call on proposed tour of Pakistan


April 4, 2012 - Islamabad

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has asked country's Prime Minister Hasina Wajid to take a decision on the team's proposed tour of Pakistan.

The decision is likely to be taken by Thursday, as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is optimistic after statements coming from the BCB had washed away any hopes of the tour going ahead despite of a clearance by their security team.

"Earlier, the BCB was really eager to send its team. However, things have gone down after their loss in the Asia Cup final and now they're saying that they need to get the prime minister's approval on the matter before confirming the tour," The Express Tribune quoted PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf, as saying.

Ashraf said the PCB wouldn't be much disappointed if the tour doesn't goes ahead.

"The tour still hangs in the balance but even if Bangladesh do not come to Pakistan, we won't be dejected. We'll look at other options to bring international cricket back to the country," Ashraf said.

A British universities team is currently on a tour of Pakistan and with the matches shown live on television, Ashraf has used this opportunity to show the world 'how safe Pakistan is for cricket'.

ANI

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