Pakistan to play five ODIs in Bangladesh
Pakistan will tour Bangladesh to play five one-day internationals in
March next year, an official said Wednesday.
Pakistan have not played a bilateral series in Bangladesh since 2002
although they toured the nation to play a tri-series in May this year.
"There is an opinion that Pakistan has been isolated at international
level but it's not correct and we have arranged tours for the team,"
Pakistan Cricket Board chief operating officer Salim Altaf told
reporters. "As part of our team playing more cricket we will play five
one-day matches in Bangladesh starting the tour on March 3," Altaf said.
Pakistan has been deprived of quality cricket on home soil as foreign
teams have refused to tour over security fears.
India pulled out of next month's planned visit to Pakistan after New
Delhi refused to clear the tour as tension mounted between the two
countries in the wake of terror attacks in Mumbai last month. Pakistan
have also arranged a stop-gap series of five one-dayers and three Tests
with Sri Lanka next month.
Altaf said he hoped Australia, who postponed their tour of Pakistan
in March this year over security fears, would play five one-day matches
in Pakistan in March-April next year.