Cricket

Bangladesh women's cricket team's Indian coaches won't travel to Pakistan, says BCB

  • Agence France-Presse
  • September 29th, 2019
  • 17:02:00 IST

Dhaka: Indian coaches from Bangladesh's women's cricket staff will not travel to Pakistan for the international series next month amid political tensions between the neighbouring nuclear rivals, the country's Cricket Board said Sunday.

Tensions are heightened between India and Pakistan after New Delhi revoked the autonomy of restive Kashmir in early August, which was the country's only Muslim-majority state.

The women's team are due to play Pakistan from 26 October to 4 November in three Twenty20 internationals and two one-day internationals at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Official logo of Bangladesh Cricket Board. Image Courtesy: Official website of BCB

Official logo of Bangladesh Cricket Board. Image Courtesy: Official website of BCB

The tour is still subject to security checks by Bangladesh's government before it can take place.

The governing body's chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told AFP that if it goes ahead, head coach Anju Jain, assistant coach Devika Palshikar, and trainer Kavita Pandey will not accompany the side in Pakistan.

But they will travel with the Bangladesh team when they play the ACC Emerging Women's Asia Cup in Sri Lanka from October 20 to 28.

"We will have another team travelling to Sri Lanka almost at the same period. We've decided to send our Indian coaching staff to Sri Lanka instead of Pakistan to avoid any travel complications," Nizamuddin said.

"We have started the process. Before confirming the series we are also planning to send someone to see the security arrangement for the Sri Lanka team in their ongoing series."

Sri Lanka men's team are in Pakistan for three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals.

Teams have been reluctant to visit Pakistan after 2009's deadly militant attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

The Bangladesh women's team last toured Pakistan in 2015.

Updated Date: September 29, 2019 17:02:00 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Renowned sports science expert Genadijus Sokolovas to conduct swimming camp in India
Sports

Renowned sports science expert Genadijus Sokolovas to conduct swimming camp in India

Dr Sokolovas has headed the Department of Physiology and Sport Science of the USA Swimming Federation for eight years and has also taken care of US swimmers, water polo players, and triathletes.

Pakistan vs South Africa: Visitors head coach Mark Boucher calls for Jacques Kallis to rejoin coaching set-up
First Cricket News

Pakistan vs South Africa: Visitors head coach Mark Boucher calls for Jacques Kallis to rejoin coaching set-up

Boucher was speaking on the eve of South Africa’s departure for Pakistan, where they will play two Test matches, starting in Karachi on 26 January.

PCB inclined towards allowing spectators at 30 percent capacity for PSL 2021
First Cricket News

PCB inclined towards allowing spectators at 30 percent capacity for PSL 2021

The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League is scheduled to begin from 20 February in Karachi.