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Bangladesh agree to full tour of Pakistan

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Bangladesh will travel to Pakistan for an all-formats tour, including two World Test Championship Tests, in another boon for cricket’s ongoing return to the country.

The two sides will contest three T20Is at the end of January, a Test in February, and an ODI and Test match in April, with Bangladesh leaving and returning between each of the tours three legs. The process was facilitated by ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.

The Pakistan Super League, set to be staged entirely in Pakistan for the first time, will take place between the first Test and the ODI.

“I am pleased that we have amicably achieved a resolution that is in the best interest of this great sport as well as both the proud cricket playing countries,” said PCB chairman Ehsan Mani. “I also want to thank ICC Chairman Shaskank Manohar for the leadership he provided and ensured the sport continues to grow and thrive in the two countries.”

“It is a win-win outcome for both the boards,” said PCB chief executive Wasim Khan. “I am glad that the uncertainty around the series is now over and we can start planning for the smooth delivery of the matches. Bangladesh will visit Pakistan thrice, which should give them the comfort that Pakistan is as safe and secure as any other cricket playing country.

“The split series across three venues will also provide fans and followers to watch live in action their favourite players and support good cricket from either side.”

Tour schedule:

24 Jan – 1st T20I, Lahore

25 Jan – 2nd T20I, Lahore

27 Jan – 3rd T20I, Lahore

7-11 Feb – 1st Test, Rawalpindi

3 Apr – One-off ODI, Karachi

5-9 Apr – 2nd Test, Karachi

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