Bangladesh head coach willing to tour Pakistan

Published January 3, 2020
Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo has stated that he’s willing to tour Pakistan, provided that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) gives the green signal for the tour. — Photo courtesy Cricket World Cup Twitter/File
Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo has stated that he’s willing to tour Pakistan, provided that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) gives the green signal for the tour. — Photo courtesy Cricket World Cup Twitter/File

DHAKA: Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo has stated that he’s willing to tour Pakistan, provided that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) gives the green signal for the tour.

Bangladesh are scheduled to tour Pakistan for three Twenty20 Internationals and two Tests later this month. However, there is uncertainty surrounding the tour, with the BCB president Nazmul Hassan saying there were some among the party unsure of touring Pakistan.

However, Domingo, the former South Africa coach, said he will be among those ready to tour.

“If we have to, then I am going,” South African Domingo told New Age. “I think we can only discuss the matter once the decision is made. We need to discuss with the cricket board and the board will decide what will happen next.”

The BCB had suggested hosting the T20 Internationals in Pakistan, while moving the Tests to a neutral venue. However, the PCB are insistent on holding the Tests in Pakistan, following their successful hosting of Sri Lanka for a two-match series last month.

The Sri Lanka Test series was the first in Pakistan in over a decade, and the PCB are keen to build on that and ensure a full return of international cricket to the country.

Published in Dawn, January 3rd, 2020

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