13 Jan 2013

Bangladesh consider new Pakistan schedule

9:47 am on 13 January 2013

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced it will send a security delegation to Pakistan soon to see if its cricket team can visit the country in March and April for a short series.

A proposed tour this month was postponed for security reasons and Pakistan subsequently threatened to block their players' participation in the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament, which starts on January 18.

The BCB president Nazmul Hasan told media that Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf made a fresh invitation when the pair met in New Delhi during an India-Pakistan one-day international.

No international cricket team has visited Pakistan since armed militants attacked the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009, killing eight Pakistanis and wounding six Sri Lankan players.