BCCI confirms no Pakistani player to be invited for T20 series in Bangladesh.


ISLAMABAD -- Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) would not be extending an invitation to any Pakistani player for the two T20 matches it is scheduled to host in March to mark the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, an official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was quoted as saying by NDTV on Thursday. The Bangladeshi board is planning to stage the twin matches between Asia and World XI sides, with the International Cricket Council (ICC) having granted the fixtures official status. The matches opened up the rare opportunity for Pakistani and Indian players to be seen on the field together. However, according to BCCI Joint Secretary Jayesh George, the BCB has assured their Indian counterparts that no Pakistani players will be invited.

"What we are aware of is that there will be no Pakistan players in the Asia XI. That is what the message is, so, there is no...

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