3T20 or Series ended, Pakistan has 2 options remaining

3T20 or Series ended, Pakistan has 2 options remaining

3T20 or Series ended, Pakistan has 2 options remaining

KARACHI: With 3 T20s or series ending, Pakistan has only 2 options left, it was not easy for PCB to take the answer due to high officials' insistence on tests several times.Bangladesh cricket team's visit now seems to be in grave danger, with the PCB insisting on Test matches from the outset, to a position where no return is possible, since the start of the BCB three T20s. There was a willingness to play matches that were not accepted by the Pakistani board.

 
Sources said that all possible options have been offered in the last few days to save the series, but Bangladesh is unwilling to back down from not playing Tests, PCB officials have repeatedly said that the tests should be held anyway. So, it is not easy for them to get a U-turn now, sources said, in the opinion of some board officials that the Bengal Tigers should only be allowed to come if they want to play T20, but cricket return trip should not be stopped in the country.
On the other hand, Chairman Ehsan Mani says that Test matches are important for the ICC Test Championship and therefore should be, sources said, adding that the only way to save the series is to stop the PCB from playing anti-Test matches. ۔

In this regard, a proposal was also made to announce with T20 matches that the Bangladeshi team will be back again in the near future for the Test matches, which will make the board officials less vulnerable.

 
Sources added that the proposal to go to the ICC Dispute Committee is not currently feasible as Bangladesh has time till next year to play 2 Tests, on the other hand it is ready to travel to Pakistan for T20 matches. At this point the position does not look so strong, there are no options left to play three T20s or to finish the entire series, an announcement is expected later this week.