Pakistan bars stars from Bangladesh T20 league

The move represents a major blow for the second edition of the BPL since Pakistani cricketers have a big following in Bangladesh.

updated: January 16, 2013 18:21 IST
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Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket chiefs said on Wednesday that Pakistan had refused to release any of its players for a Twenty20 competition which begins this week after a planned bilateral series had to be scrapped.

Pakistan had been due to host Bangladesh for a Twenty20 game and a 50-over match in Lahore this month in what would have been its first home internationals since a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan team bus nearly four years ago.

But the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cancelled the tour, saying Pakistan was not safe for its players.

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