18 Dec 2012

Bangladesh to tour Pakistan

5:58 am on 18 December 2012

Bangladesh have agreed in principle to tour Pakistan early next year and become the first team to play international cricket there since the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's team bus.

It's the second time this year Bangladesh have accepted an invitation to tour Pakistan, but in April the Dhaka High Court blocked the tour on security grounds.

This latest tour, involving just two limited overs games in the second week of next month, is subject to a security clearance.

Pakistan are due to play two Twenty20 games in India later this month and three 50 over matches in the first series between the two neighbours in five years.