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Pakistan has security concerns for Bangladesh tour

Pakistan's players come off the field after they won a Twenty20 cricket match against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Sports, Cricket News : Pakistan has expressed concerns for cricket team’s security in Bangladesh where controversial elections have plunged the country into fresh political turmoil.

Pakistan is scheduled to participate in Asia Cup beginning on February 25. Bangladesh will be hosting the event, however, political strife in the country is worrying Pakistan and other teams. West Indies have already cancelled its Dhaka tour owing to security concerns.

A total of 11 games will be played in the Feb 25 – Mar 8 tournament featuring Sri Lanka, India, Afghanistan, defending champions Pakistan, and hosts Bangladesh.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief, Najam Sethi, while speaking to reporters at Lahore airport, said that Pakistan team has security concerns for traveling to Dhaka.

He said Pakistan would send its security officer to Dhaka to review security matters, adding that Foreign Office was also consulted in this regard.

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