Mushfiqur Rahim reveals his stance to withdraw Pakistan tour


Dhaka: Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has explained his stance on why he has decided to withdraw from the upcoming tour of Pakistan comprises of three T20Is, one-off ODI and two Tests.

Bangladesh’s star player revealed that due to his family concern regarding the tour, he has opted to skip the tour which will be held in three different phases.

“My family is worried, and they don’t want me to go, I have already said I wouldn’t go to Pakistan. I have decided long ago and informed the board too. I have submitted a letter too,” He said to the reporters after the final of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

He also revealed that he denied the offer of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) contract for the same reason.

“When I got to know, PSL will be played entirely in Pakistan, I denied that offer too,” he added.

He concluded that he knows the security situation in Pakistan is better now but he will come to the country after a few more teams will visit in the next few years.

It must be noted that Bangladesh will play the T20I series in the first phase at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore from January 24-27.

Bangladesh will return to Pakistan for the first Test of the ICC World Test Championship to be held in Rawalpindi from February 7-11.

After the conclusion of the PSL, Bangladesh will visit Karachi to play one ODI on April 3 and the second Test from 5-9 April.