New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Oct 16, 2019-Wednesday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Indian coaches of Bangladesh women’s team won’t travel to Pakistan: BCB

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.

cricket Updated: Sep 29, 2019 16:49 IST
AFP
AFP
Dhaka
The tour is still subject to security checks by Bangladesh’s government before it can take place.
The tour is still subject to security checks by Bangladesh’s government before it can take place. (File photo)
         

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 October 26 to November 4 in three Twenty20 internationals and two one-day internationals at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. 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 that if it goes ahead, head coach Anju Jain, assistant coach Devika Palshikar, and trainer Kavita Pandey will not accompany the side in Pakistan.

Also read: Nepal captain creates World Record; beats Smith, Kohli to historic first

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.

Also read: CAC’s conflict of interest may force reappointment of Shastri: Report

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.

First Published: Sep 29, 2019 16:48 IST

top news