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Word on the street: Bangladesh's tour called off


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Bangladesh's cricket team will not go to Pakistan as planned later this month after the Dhaka High Court upheld a legal challenge to their tour and ordered a four-week delay, a lawyer said on Thursday. The decision has left the Pakistan Cricket Board and the fans in the cricket disappointed. -Video by

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shiraz12 Apr 19, 2012 11:04pm
Bengalis will come and you would trust them? YOUR mistake!
Waheed Apr 20, 2012 01:18am
It is sad enough that we have to beg any team to come to Pakistan but it is humiliating to see PCB beg Bangladesh. They got ICC Test status not because of their cricketing capabilities but because of huge revenue possibilities. Look at their test and one day record against top 6 teams since 1999. Having said this, foreign teams can not be blamed. Who in his right mind would want to walk on land mines? Some would argue that there is unrest in many other countries. True, but in those countries visiting sportsmen are not targeted. Remember Sri Lanka was targeted as a team? Keeping in mind current volatile situation who can guarantee it will not get repeated? I love cricket and have been a Pakistan supporter but my suggestion would be Pakistan should voluntarily observe a Sabbath for at least five years. We should first focus on cleaning up our back yard before inviting foreign teams. I hope a day would come when we would be able to choose a visiting team.
ragu Apr 20, 2012 03:08am
Not fair to Pakistan at all Why should a court intervene
imran Apr 20, 2012 03:21am
great news. good call by the high court in response to the call of the complainants. we don't want the BCB president sending the BD team in harms way just for his political and personal gain. rumor is that he is ready to sacrifice the lives of our players to gain PCB's support for the vice-presidency of ICC, so selfish a reason. pakistan can not protect the security of it's own civilians. how dare they want to use us as guinea pigs to prove to the world that playing in their soil is secure and safe!
Sayed Apr 20, 2012 11:27am
At last a good decision came from Bangladesh. We hail this decision. Why will Bangladesh Tigers come in this war-torn terror country?
omar Apr 20, 2012 02:12pm
let's be honest, they are still cheesed off at losing the final. Poor show lads.
sani Apr 20, 2012 02:19pm
thanks for supporting.
Adnan Apr 20, 2012 10:40am
Shameful for both Pakistan and Bangladesh.BUt I dnt recongnized that why Pakistan is begging from a country who himself is living on their fish and charkol industries, they freeking pigs even forgot how Pakistan help them to regain test status they even did'nt know the basic of cricket,I think Pakistan Cricket Board should think about this bigotry positively why should we rely on anathematic and charlatans freeking pigs we shoul look forward towards ppl In Shaa Allah soon cricket will regain in Pakistan....Long Live Pakistan
Kashif Apr 20, 2012 04:55pm
Well I would say the situation in Pakistan isn't great but its not that bad....but anyway its Bangladesh decision, if they dont want to come then dont...but dont make fun of us, its a country of 190 million people
AK Apr 20, 2012 06:27pm
Being a Pakistani, I saw that coming long time. As we always take our country bad law and order sitaution not seriously. Now accept the truth. And wakeup.......or keep voting land lords and thier representatives.
Zahid Apr 20, 2012 09:20pm
This is the reason Muslims are in a condition they are. We are dying for BD but they can't even visit our country to play. What fear does a Muslim country has? I can understand India or western countries not coming but BD? What a joke this ummah is. Muslims have more bad times to come due to their disunity.
Zahid Apr 20, 2012 09:21pm
Watch out for Indian with Muslims name on this forum. They are everywhere. There objective is to create hate between BD and Pak. Be aware guys...
Zahid Apr 20, 2012 09:25pm
Too bad Dawn does not moderate like Indian papers like times of india. You can post anything anti India and it will never be published. If you use bad words for Pakistan they are always published on TOI. If you guys want to see please visit We want more Aman Ki Asha! When will our media be patriotic and faithful to Pakistan???
nayyar51 Apr 20, 2012 11:48pm
Pakistan is not hurt by the cancellation of the visit of the BD cricket team.  The matter of extreme grief and shock is that BD government and the cricket board, first created a hype and then reneged on their promise, as if they wanted to punish Pakistan for its crime of helping BD get the Test status.  Compared to the BD government, even Indians are better, that they have the guts to say no.  We know very well, majority of the BD people love Pakistan and wanted the tour to go ahead, but the people at the helm of the government in BD are known stooges of another country and never leave any doubt with their uttering and acts against Pakistan, to prove to their masters that they are worthy puppets. Another recent example is when BD told EU that they have objections to Pakistan getting tax free access to EU countries for two years. We also knew at that time from where BD was speaking on this issue. Come on BD, enough is enough, stand up and behave like a sovereign nation and at least pretend that BD is not another province of India.
Syed Karim Apr 21, 2012 09:44am
Trust the Balochis and Pathans who are fighting robust insurgencies against the federal government of Pakistan. Bangladesh is a lousy cricket team anyway. What is the big fuss? In my view, cricket is a game for loafers. It takes a whole day for an ODI match and four to five days for a Test match. The British left the sub-continent 62 years ago, people in the sub-continent are still shamelessly imitating the British and want to be 'pucca sahibs'. Every word spoken in English is analyzed for 'correct' accent; anyone who speaks English with a local accent is openly laughed and mocked at. Speaking correct 'ingreezi' is something of a social status.
Shazzam Apr 21, 2012 09:59am
And the sorry state of mind of a random pakistani being obsessed with India continues.. sorry because the obsession is for blaming all negativites on its Eastern neighbour.
Shazzam Apr 21, 2012 10:01am
So a muslim country is going to be compelled to tour another one just cuz of religion... no matter what the security record of the host country is ?? This joke of a logic is the reason muslim are in a condition they are.
SHAIKH Apr 21, 2012 10:13am
Pak cricket board-- president--threatened --- Bangladesh cricket board--before this episode. Why----???? Tour not cancelled ---postponded only.
dganya Apr 21, 2012 11:35am
Pakistanis should do introspection of themselves.They had got nothing out of the terrorist activity neither will be able to get.Renounce terrorist activity & see the change in the attitude of the people looking at Pakistan(Earlier a part of India). The history cant be changed just by changing the contents of the textbooks.
innohunter Apr 21, 2012 01:50pm
Exactly, A day's visit to Times of india shows the indian's tremendous venom against us.
Asim Apr 21, 2012 02:59pm
Sorry i post regular on TOI and can guarantee that they moderate any posts