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Bangladesh Backs Out Of Pakistan Tour Over Security Concerns
Published January 3, 2013
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CRITICAL DECISION: The SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST reported Pakistan "criticised Bangladesh's decision" to abandon the planned cricket tour. Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Zaka Ashraf said that the decision was "inappropriate." Ashraf: "We never forced Bangladesh, but to say the security situation was not conducive is inappropriate because their own delegation was satisfied with arrangements." Ashraf said that the Pakistani government "had promised top-level security" (SCMP, 1/2).
ONGOING FEUD: The PTI reported the PCB is "furious," and hinted that it "will not release its players" for the '13 Bangladesh Pemier League set for later this month in Bangladesh. The PCB indicated in a statement that Bangladesh's refusal to send its team to Pakistan has "affected relations between the two boards." The statement said, "Now for the 2013 edition of BPL, we have to see the commitments and engagements of our players before releasing them for the tournament. To associate the release [of] the Pakistani players with Bangladesh tour to Pakistan does not hold any merit" (PTI, 1/1).