Karachi: Bangladesh has already hosted first leg of the bilateral series with Pakistan in 2011 and if another series is played between the two sides in Bangladesh, then PCB must have the hosting rights or at least it should get a share in tournament profits, PCB release said.
“Pakistan had toured Bangladesh in 2011, and in accordance with the established principals of reciprocity, it is Bangladesh’s turn to tour Pakistan, which despite a written commitment in 2012, BCB did not honour,” PCB said on Thursday.
Bangladesh didn’t send its team in 2012 even after committing to do so citing security concerns.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan, while talking to the media in Dhaka recently, said it would not share profits of the series with Pakistan when it hosts Pakistan in April and May. According to FTP, Pakistan and Bangladesh would be playing two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I in April and May.
“So while in principal this tour belongs to Pakistan, in order to accommodate BCB, PCB had shown willingness to visit Bangladesh for two Tests, three ODIs and a T20I in April-May this year,” the release added.
“And since this is a Pakistan tour to be hosted by Bangladesh, hence, the demand for a share in income,” it said.
“It also needs to be acknowledged that touring is an expensive proposition, which all Boards finance from profits accruing from home tours. Since this is technically Pakistan’s home tour, PCB is being exceptionally fair in asking Bangladesh to pay a certain percentage to offset its costs,” it added.
“PCB would engage in further discussions with BCB in order to meet the special condition by Pakistan for visiting Bangladesh twice in succession,” it further said.
Meanwhile, International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that the dispute is between PCB and BCB therefore it would not interfere.