Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said they need more time to make a final decision about the Bangladesh National Cricket team's Pakistan tour, scheduled for January-February for a three-match T20I and two-match Test series.
BCB President Nazmul Hassan on Wednesday said the board would make the final decision on Thursday. But they now said the decision will be made early next week.
"We need more time to make the final decision for the Pakistan tour as there're too many things to be sorted out. I hope we can do it at the board meeting on January 12," Jalal Younus, the chairman of the Media and Communication Committee of BCB, told UNB.
"The BCB sent an email to PCB on Thursday saying they need more time to make the final call about the proposed Pakistan tour. So, PCB is still happy to wait and they are eager to host Bangladesh," a source from Pakistan told UNB preferring anonymity.
The series is originally scheduled for a three-match T20Is and two-match Test series. But BCB is reluctant to tour Pakistan for a long time and offered Pakistan to play only T20I series this time.
But the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not agree to this. They rather proposed that BCB play the Test series in Pakistan and think about the T20 series later. BCB is yet to make any response to this end.
Meanwhile, most of the Bangladeshi players are not comfortable with this tour. They, however, told the BCB that they are up for the tour but for a shorter period as the BCB president told the media on Wednesday.
"Most of the players are hesitant about making the tour. They didn't tell us that they won't go on the tour. But they agreed for a shorter period. At the same time, most members and the coaching staff except the head coach are reluctant to make the tour," Nazmul had told the media on January 8.