Pakistan hints players may not be sent for Bangladesh Premier League

While PCB chief Zaka Ashraf has said he respects Bangladesh's decision and that a tit-for-tat is does not hold merit, he has mentioned looking into players' schedule ahead of BPL.

updated: January 01, 2013 10:44 IST
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Karachi: Furious after Bangladesh refused to tour Pakistan citing security fears, the PCB has hinted that it will not release its players for the Twenty20 Premier League there.

In a statement issued on Monday night, the Pakistan Cricket Board indicated that Bangladesh's refusal to send its team to Pakistan has affected relations between the two Boards.

"Now for the 2013 edition of BPL, we have to see the commitments and engagements of our players before releasing them for the tournament. To associate the release (of) the Pakistani players with Bangladesh tour to Pakistan does not hold any merit," the statement said.

PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf earlier reacted strongly to the announcement by BCB President Nazmul Hassan that Bangladesh would not tour Pakistan.

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