Pakistan may play reduced cricket series in Bangladesh

March 9th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS  

By Omar Khalid
Karachi, March 9 (IANS) Pakistan may play a shortened cricket series in Bangladesh later this season because of rescheduling problems.

According to sources, there is a possibility that the one-day series between Pakistan and Bangladesh which was originally supposed to have five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s might be compressed to just three ODIs and a solitary T20 game.

The series was supposed to begin from Tuesday, but was postponed in the wake of a terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore last week.

Pakistan were scheduled to leave for Dhaka for the series March 7. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is still working on rescheduling the series.

Sources said that since Pakistan will have to leave for UAE to play an ODI series against Australia from April 20 to May 5, it might not have enough time to play a full one-day series in Bangladesh.

The idea is now to have a shortened tour of Bangladesh for just three ODIs and a Twenty20 game.

However, a PCB source said that nothing has been finalised yet adding that the board is expecting to receive the new itinerary for the series from Bangladesh soon.

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