Bangladesh Players Concerned

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s players are worried about the security condition in Pakistan in front of their planned trip to the country in April, the Cricketers’ Welfare Association of Bangladesh president, Naimur Rahman, has said.

 BCB had asked for the government to send a squad to Pakistan to appraise the security agreements, but it is considered the players believe the board should speak to them 1st before making a verdict.

 We (CWAB) don’t have a posture as such, but we recognize that the players are concerned, Rehman said, whoBangladesh’s 1st Test skipper was.

 The condition is not usual there and no other team is going to Pakistan. They themselves play their home games in places similar Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The BCB are going to send the examination team and we hope to be a part of it. If not, we will wait for the report.

 I personally consider it is not secure. The concerned players haven’t move toward us officially, but when they perform, we will get the issue to the cricket board. The PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf, had met withPakistan’s interior ministry to talk about security arrangements for the Bangladesh team. The Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that (box security), which comprises bullet and bomb proof vehicles, would be offered for the series.