PCB’s CEO is surprised over Bangladesh’s stance on touring Pakistan


The Chief Executive of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wasim Khan has raised concerns over Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)’s stance regarding touring Pakistan earlier next year.

Bangladesh cricket team is due to tour Pakistan in January next year for three T20Is and two Tests but a few statements from their officials have made Khan surprised.

“I will be surprised if their players don’t come. Everything is all right, we have hosted so much International cricket in the last two years. We will ask them in this regard,” Khan said.

It must be noted here that the president of BCB Nazmul Hasan recently made a statement that they won’t force their players to tour Pakistan if they disagree. The BCB had agreed upon PCB’s invitation to tour Pakistan.

On the other hand, Khan addressed the cricket committee chairman’s matter. He said that the name for committee’s chairman will be disclosed soon whereas former cricketers Wasim Akram and Urooj Mumtaz will remain in charge.

“I have decided to step down from the cricket committee following my busy schedule with other more important matters on the board,” he said.

Talking about new set-up in the PCB, Khan asked to give them some time to mend the things. “I think we need some time. So far, things are falling on right track and we are trying to make more things better,” he maintained.

To a query about hosting England’s women team in Malaysia despite having good personal relations with the England Cricket Board (ECB), Khan said they had already informed PCB about their decision.

“ECB told us that the women team won’t be able to tour Pakistan. And they informed this to us seven months before,” he answered.