The Bangladesh cricket team arrived in Lahore on Wednesday to play all-formats cricket including two World Test Championship Tests, in the first phase of their tour Bangladesh cricket team will play three-match T20 series at the Gaddafi Stadium.
The matches will be played on Friday, Saturday and Monday, starting at 2 pm.
Under strict security measures, the visiting team reached the hotel from the airport. At the airport, it was welcomed by PCB officials. The visiting team will hold a practice session at the Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday (today) before addressing a press conference.
In the first phase of their tour, The two sides will contest three T20Is at the end of January, a Test in February, and an ODI and Test match in April, with Bangladesh leaving and returning between each of the tours three legs. The process was facilitated by ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.
The first Test will take place in Rawalpindi from February 7 to 11 in the second leg, and Bangladesh will return in April to play a solitary ODI and the second Test, both in Karachi.
The Pakistan Super League, also to be played in Pakistan in its entirety, will be played between the second and third legs of Bangladesh’s tour. After the PSL concludes on March 22, Bangladesh will return to Pakistan to play a solitary ODI, in Karachi on April 3, followed by the second Test of the series, from April 5 to 9.
This latest update to the status of the series is, the PCB will hope, the final chapter of a saga that has dragged on for weeks now, with the prospect of the tour believed to be all but killed off after the BCB announced it was against government advice to stay on for any more than 6-7 days in Pakistan, which would only be conducive to a T20I series. But the PCB’s announcement the following day that they would continue to have discussions with the BCB on the sidelines of the ICC’s Governance Review Committee meeting implied they had not yet given up on a favorable outcome. Manohar having facilitated these talks led to the surprise outcome announced.
Momentarily, the trophy unveiling ceremony is taking place at PCB headquarter in Lahore.