Islamabad: Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Mustafa Kamal has said they are still interested in touring Pakistan for a cricket series, and, if it wasn’t for the High Court injunction, the tour would have not been postponed.
The shambolic circumstances under which the tour of Bangladesh to Pakistan was postponed, has threatened to tarnish the affable relationship between the two cricket Boards.
After agreeing to become the first international cricket team to tour Pakistan in almost three years, the BCB postponed the tour citing an injunction order from the Bangladesh Supreme court, but Kamal tried to explain BCB’s stand over the matter.
“There is a case pending in the High court and until it is resolved in the courts, it was not right for the tour to go ahead otherwise it may have been termed as contempt of court. The court has issued an injunction and it’s not wise to violate that and carry on with the tour,” Kamal said during an interview with PakPassion.net.
“The details of the matter are that some party has made a complaint to the court that Pakistan is not a safe place for the players to visit and doing so will be against the national interest,” he added.
“This case is pending in the court and will be resolved with a hearing that is expected to happen within 2 weeks time. In the event that the court dismisses this case, the Bangladesh Cricket Board will have no objections to tour Pakistan and the tour will be arranged based on mutually agreed dates as soon as possible. We are still keen on touring Pakistan,” he said.
First Published: Sunday, June 03, 2012, 19:23