19 Mar 2009

Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh further postponed

6:27 am on 19 March 2009

Bangladesh has postponed Pakistan's cricket tour because of security concerns following last month's mutiny at a military base in the capital, dealing a fresh blow to international sport in South Asia.

Sports Minister Ahad Ali Sarker says the government had put a hold on tours by foreign sports teams because all security resources were focused on a probe and manhunt after the revolt, which left over 70 dead.

The decision comes two weeks after the Sri Lankan national team were fired at by militants in Lahore, with seven players and an assistant coach injured and Pakistan knocked off the map as host of international sports events.

The Pakistan team was originally scheduled to play two Twenty20 matches and five one-day internationals from March 10th.... Bangladesh had been expected to set a March 28 date.