Hours after Pakistan wrapped up the test match against Sri Lanka in Karachi with much required victory for reestablishment of their notoriety and to push themselves ahead on the ICC Test Championship rank table, chairman of PCB, Ehsan Mani has stressed upon saying that, all the Pakistan’s upcoming home series will be held in Pakistan.
“Absolutely no doubt, Pakistan would play all home series within the country going forward.”
It looks as Pakistan’s time of facilitating international cricket is back at the point. Since 2009, it was the first time that Pakistan has facilitated a test match. However, as per the dependable sources, Bangladesh are happy to play a T20 series in Pakistan yet, would prefer not to play a Test there. Pakistan’s chief selector and head coach, Misbah ul Haq on Sunday on the pertinent issue said that,
“Bangladesh had no excuse not to tour, while Test skipper, Azhar Ali urged the ICC to get involved should such a scenario come up.”
“No one should be under any misapprehension as to where Pakistan’s home Tests will take place,” Ehsan Mani said at a press conference. “All of Pakistan’s matches, against Bangladesh or anyone else, will take place in Pakistan. I still hope the BCB will reflect on the matter and accept there is no reason for them not to visit Pakistan.
He further added,
“If Sri Lanka can come and bringing them was very high-risk then it is safe. If anything even minor had happened, people would have said it isn’t safe to come. But they trusted the people here and came and they [the ones that opted out] said they wished they had come for the limited-overs series as well, because what they’ve been told and the ground realities are very different.”
“The Bangladesh women’s team came to Pakistan, as well as the Under-16 team, and they went back very happy. So we don’t want them to be in any doubt that if they play us, it will be in Pakistan.”
Be that as it may, Bangladesh have exhibited ‘security’ as a purpose behind not coming to play tests. In a newspaper, BCB have composed,
“When we will receive feedback from the Sri Lankans about how security matters were dealt with, hopefully we’ll think again and decide to tour.”