Will Bangali Tiger’s visit Pakistan…?
March 09, 2012
Cricket, is the most famous game in Pakistan where young children or old person are wants to be in touch with this game though television, newspapers and physically participated. Every Sunday hundred of families spent their times in the parks or any other beautiful location and where we easily can seen how the really love to cricket as every family member taking so much interest with their children how to play cricket.
Former chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ijaz Butt took many positive steps for revival the game of cricket in the country but could not successful during this tenure and now new PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf, who having the government support as well taking many steps in this cause and Bangladesh delegation also visited Pakistan led by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Mustafa Kamal and physically seen security measures which taken by the government of Pakistan for the international cricket team to visit Pakistan.
The Bangladesh delegation assessed the security plan for their proposed cricket tour in April this year as PCB to host its first international series since 2009 after the terrorist attack of Sri Lankan Cricket team at Lahore.
The PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf, along with Subhan Ahmed, the PCB's chief operating officer, also had a detailed meeting with all the top bass of the law enforcement and security agencies in the country and they were assured of a 'box security plan', which includes bullet and bomb proof vehicles, for the Bangladesh home series.
Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik holds the fruitful meeting with the Bangladesh delegation and assured the foolproof security arrangements to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) during their tour to Pakistan.
During the meeting, Rehman Malik said that special security would be provided to Bangladesh team during their visit to Pakistan till their departure adding that Bangladeshi delegation should feel Pakistan as their second home.
On the occasion, BCB chairman Mustafa Kamal said that they were visiting Pakistan to scrutinize the security measures during series between Pakistan and Bangladesh.
"We are assured regarding fool proof security measurements by Pakistan."
Kamal said that Bangladesh and Pakistan boards have stronger ties evident from Pakistan support in getting recognized Bangladeshi team in International Cricket Council (ICC).
"BCB will try its level best to convince ICC to resume cricket in Pakistan," he added.
Kamal said that they know that it was painful for Pakistani crowd to be away from international cricket in Pakistan. He was hopeful that international cricket would resume soon in Pakistan.
BCB chief said that security the security arrangements in Pakistan is satisfiedand we want to end Bangladesh team on a tour of Pakistan. Now, both boards are seeking consent from the ICC to go ahead with the tour that is proposed for April this year.
"After seeing all the security arrangements all of us agree and are satisfied that the security infrastructure is in place," Kamal said. "Now it is my responsibility to convince my government to allow the tour and also request the ICC to approve the tour. Since the ICC governs and regulates the game we have to take this issue to them and must bring it to their notice that we want to send a team."
"We are here for three objectives," Kamal said, "One is to see the infrastructure, second to get information about the security plan and third to see the capability to execute the plan, and definitely all of us agree that all the segments were in place."
Kamal said the ICC might have a different outlook this time since they were being directly approached by another member board. "We will be approaching the ICC and telling them that we are keen to come to Pakistan. Here lies the difference: earlier nobody approached them, this time we will be approaching them in a positive way. We must get them engaged; we must get their consent. It is the beginning of the process [to return international cricket to Pakistan], which was stalled for the past couple of years."
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf also hopeful for this tour and said that he was optimistic that the ICC would give their consent since both countries' boards had agreed to the tour.
This is a good political move for he revival of international cricket in Pakistan as Kamal had an agreement with PCB to vote for his presidency and in return cricket will return to Pakistan by Bangla visiting. There has been no international cricket in Pakistan since the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by terrorists on March 3, 2009, following which Pakistan were also stripped of the matches they were to host during the 2011 World Cup.