Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh postponed
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday postponed the tour of Pakistan cricket team for an indefinite period by government advice over security concerns, officials said.
"We have decided to postpone the tour following advice from the home affairs ministry," Jalal Yunus, the spokesman of the BCB, said without elaborating the present security situation, reported dpa.
The decision came in the wake of Tuesday's attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore by unidentified terrorists that left eight people killed and six Sri Lankan players injured and last week's troop mutiny in Bangladesh that left many people dead.
Pakistan were scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Saturday on a 16-day trip to play five one-day internationals as well as two Twenty20 matches against Bangladesh.
Pakistan hosted Bangladesh in five-match ODI series last year after Australia rejected their tour of Pakistan on security reasons.
Bangladesh also have security concerns after the last week's mutiny at its paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles headquarters that left 73 people killed, mostly army officers.
The BCB officials did not comment on whether the postponement of the series had any link to the Lahore attack or to the mutiny in Bangladesh. They said that they had acted on the government directives.