Pakistan call off tour to Bangladesh

Shaharyar Khan confirmed the news on Pakistan's decision to not tour Bangladesh
Shaharyar Khan confirmed the news on Pakistan's decision to not tour Bangladesh
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has confirmed that the board has called off the tour of Bangladesh scheduled to be played in July and August.

According to Future Tour Programme, Pakistan are scheduled to tour Bangladesh for two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and a solitary Twenty20 International following the Champions Trophy tournament.

The last time Bangladesh toured Pakistan was in 2007/08. Since then, Pakistan have visited Bangladesh two times in 2011 and 2015.

Shaharyar stated that the upcoming tour of Bangladesh has been called off because of the South Asian country's failure to commit to the bilateral tie-ups.

"We had spoken about the possibility of hosting them (Bangladesh in Pakistan) this year," Shaharyar told ESPNcricinfo.

"Pakistan have now toured Bangladesh twice without them reciprocating, and we feel we cannot tour Bangladesh for the third straight time.

"Therefore, we have decided to postpone the tour, and will explore another window in the next year or so."

Recently, PCB conducted the final of the 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League in Lahore in a bid to bring back international cricket to the country, which last hosted an international game in 2015 when Zimbabwe made a visit.

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