Islamabad, Mar 29 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has refused to let its national team play with Bangladesh at a neutral venue next month if the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) refuses to send its team to Pakistan.
A senior PCB official made it clear that there were absolutely no plans of hosting Bangladesh in the UAE or any other neutral venue if they did not come to Pakistan to play a three-match ODI series.
"The problem is it would just not be cost effective for us to play them at any neutral venue," the Daily Times quoted the PCB spokesman, as saying.
The PCB had invited the BCB to send its team to Pakistan next month for a short series, but it is still waiting for a response from its counterpart.
He said the BCB had not given any clear response, but admitted that it seems unlikely that the series would be held in Pakistan. The situation doesn't seem very positive. But there is no chance we can play them at a neutral venue," he added.
While the BCB officials have deferred the decision on sending their team to Pakistan until the International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting next month in Dubai, the PCB spokesman said by that time it would be too late to arrange the series. (ANI)
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