Bangladesh coaches unlikely to travel to Pakistan

The coaching staff has already communicated their concerns to BCB

Bangladesh coaches unlikely to travel to Pakistan PHOTO: AFP

The return of international cricket to Pakistan is likely to be dealt another blow as the coaching staff of Bangladesh men’s cricket team is unlikely to travel to Pakistan for their scheduled tour in January next year.

According to reports, majority of the coaching panel including head coach Russell Domingo, bowling coach Charl Langeveldt, batting consultant Neil McKenzie and spin coach Daniel Vettori, have already communicated their concerns regarding the tour to the board.

However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury refrained from confirming the news regarding the coaching panel apprehensions.

"We haven't had any formal discussion in this regard as yet and when we have that we can tell you more precisely about the whole situation." said Chowdhury.

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The Bangladesh's women's cricket team is currently in Lahore for three T20I matches and two One-day Internationals (ODIs), the series starting with the opening T20I on October 26.

However, the BCB had already announced that the Indian coaches from Bangladesh's women's cricket staff will not travel to Pakistan for the international series, amid political tensions between the nuclear rivals.

Although, BCB allowed their Under-16 and women’s team to travel to Pakistan this month, the men’s team tour is still subject to security checks by Bangladesh's government before it can take place.

The Tigers are scheduled to take on Pakistan in two Tests and three T20Is in January next year.