Bangladesh won’t play Tests in Pakistan: Papon

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Sports desk, December 26: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan Papon has said that Bangladesh won’t play Test series in Pakistan for the time being, putting an end to speculation over the Tigers’ Pakistan tour.“Bangladesh, for the time being, is not going to Pakistan to play Tests series,” Papon made the disclosure on Thursday after a meeting with BCB board of directors.

Replying to question whether Bangladesh will go to Pakistan for T20I series, Papon said they will take decision regarding this after they get green signal from the country about security, and can form comperatively a stronger team.

The BCB boss said it seemed as much as they have learnt Pakistan’s security measures are allright.

“It seemd, as much as we have learnt, their (Pakistan) security measures are ok. Our women team, boys’ under-16 team played there but none of them raised safety question,” Papon added.

There is no doubt about Pakistan’s security measures but most of the players and coaching staff said no about tour in the country. Some others gave their consent but do not want to stay there for long, Papon said.