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Bangladesh refuses to send team to Pakistan for Test matches


The Bangladesh government has refused to send its team to Pakistan for Test matches on the basis of the recent tense situation in the Middle East, after which a visit to the scheduled Bangladesh team this month threatened Pakistan.

Bangladesh team has to visit Pakistan for T20 and Test matches this month and Bangladesh was ready to send Pakistan for T20 matches but expressed reluctance to spend more time in Pakistan for Test matches.

Bangladesh offered to play Test series at a neutral venue, but Pakistan rejected the offer, stating that Pakistan would play matches at its home ground.

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In view of the reluctance of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Pakistan had offered them only two Test matches to play in Pakistan and T20 afterwards, but Bangladesh could not agree.

The decision regarding the visit to Pakistan was expected at a meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board today, in which a unanimous decision was made not to send the team to Pakistan for the Test series.

Talking to media representatives after the meeting, board chief Nazmul Hassan Papon said that due to the tense situation in the Middle East, the government did not allow us to send the team for a long time.

The Bangladesh team will visit Pakistan for only T20 matches while retaining its previous position.

The recent visit of Bangladesh to Pakistan is now being cancelled as the Pakistan Cricket Board has already refused to host the T20 series but there was no immediate response.

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