Paks insistence on extensive security led to cancellation of Bangladesh tour

March 21st, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar.21 (ANI): While Pakistan appealed to the international cricket fraternity not to abandon it in the wake of the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, it has been learnt that it was the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) insistence for more security during the Bangladesh tour that led to it being cancelled.
The truth is there were some apprehensions about playing in Bangladesh on our side as well and we had asked for additional security measures, The Daily Times quoted a top PCB official, as saying.
The PCB was in consultation with its government, which made it clear there should be no compromises on security, particularly after the attack on the Sri Lankan team, he added.
According to sources, the Bangladesh Government had made it clear that it was unable to provide security clearance to the Pakistan visit, especially after the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) mutiny in which at least 74 security personnel including the BDR chief Major General Shakil Ahmed were killed. (ANI)

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