Test matches With Pakistan will be played at a neutral location, Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has reiterated its stand to play Test matches at a neutral location, agreeing to play T20 matches in Pakistan next month.
Pakistan recently hosted the Sri Lankan team for two Test matches, with the country restoring Test cricket after a long period of 10 years.
After the terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team in March 2009, the gates of world cricket and sports were closed in Pakistan, but the Sri Lankan team, with the help of Pakistan, restored international cricket after more than a decade in the country.
Pakistan will now have to host Bangladesh in the first month of next year to play a series of T20 and Test matches.
Bangladesh has agreed to play a limited-overs series in Pakistan, but Bangladeshi officials are eager to play Test cricket at a neutral location.
Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said, "We are sticking to our position. We want to play only T20 matches in Pakistan. Bangladesh is sceptical about long tour Pakistan."
He said that the people and organizations associated with this series do not want to play long-term matches in Pakistan and in fact, we have no option, we can play T20 matches but when it comes to playing Test matches, they will be in the neutral position.
It should be noted that Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Ehsan Mani has made it clear that Pakistan will now play all its series at home ground.
He said that there should be no misconception about where Pakistan will play Test matches for home series, all matches in Pakistan, whether Bangladesh or any other. They will be held in Pakistan.