Karachi, Pakistan (BBN)-The Pakistan cricket authorities are employing the wait and watch policy with the Bangladesh Cricket Board as they would only allow its players to play in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) if BCB sends its women’s team for the scheduled tour of Pakistan.
Reliable sources in the PCB told PTI that the board has yet not taken a policy decision on whether to allow its players to sign up for teams in the BPL, reports the PTI.
“The board wants to see first whether the Bangladesh board sends its national women’s team to Pakistan later this month or in October,” a source said.
A high-level security delegation of the Bangladesh board recently visited Karachi and Lahore to inspect the security and other arrangements for the planned tour by their womens team.
The Bangladesh board is yet to give confirmation if they have accepted invitation of the PCB to send their womens team.
Relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh boards have not been very cordial since the last three years the origin of the dispute being the failure of the BCB to send its national team to Pakistan for a limited over series in 2012/13 when Zaka Ashraf was Chairman of the board.
The PCB didn’t take kindly to the BCB refusing to send its team on security grounds after a MOU was signed between the two boards under which Pakistan agreed to support the nomination of Mustafa Kamal for the ICC President’s post in return for Bangladesh sending its team.