PCB-BCB reach agreement on upcoming series • Bangladesh to play two Tests, one ODI and three T20Is in Pakistan Lahore, 14 January 2020: The Chairman and Chief Executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board today reached consensus with the Bangladesh Cricket Board on the upcoming series, which will be part of the Future Tours Programme. The process was facilitated by the International Cricket Council Chairman Shashank Manohar in Dubai on Tuesday afternoon. According to the revised arrangement, Bangladesh will play three T20Is in Lahore from 24-27 January. They will return to Pakistan for the first ICC World Test Championship fixture, to be held from 7-11 February in Rawalpindi. Post the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020, which concludes in Lahore on 22 March, Bangladesh will visit Pakistan again and will play an ODI in Karachi on 3 April and second ICC World Test Championship fixture from 5-9 April. PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said: “I am pleased that we have amicably achieved a resolution that is in the best interest of this great sport as well as both the proud cricket playing countries. I also want to thank ICC Chairman Shaskank Manohar for the leadership he provided and ensured the sport continues to grow and thrive in the two countries.” PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan, who also attended Tuesday’s meeting at the ICC headquarters, said: “It is a win-win outcome for both the boards. I am glad that the uncertainty around the series is now over and we can start planning for the smooth delivery of the matches. Bangladesh will visit Pakistan thrice, which should give them the comfort that Pakistan is as safe and secure as any other cricket playing country. “The split series across three venues will also provide fans and followers to watch live in action their favourite players and support good cricket from either side.” BCB President Nazmul Hassan, MP said: “I must thank the PCB for understanding our position. We are pleased that a mutually acceptable resolution has been reached and this is a prime example our sincere efforts at respecting the ICC FTP commitments. Tour schedule: 24 Jan – 1st T20I, Lahore 25 Jan – 2nd T20I, Lahore 27 Jan – 3rd T20I, Lahore 7-11 Feb – 1st Test, Rawalpindi 3 Apr – One-off ODI, Karachi 5-9 Apr – 2nd Test, Karachi So finally after so much uncertainty the tour is confirmed. Kudos to Wasim Khan and Ehsan Mani for staying patient despite so much opposition. Even though, it is not the best to have a tour in 3 legs, it is still a great news for cricket starved Pakistani fans. PCB has also managed to get an extra ODI too. I am really looking forward to the series and hoping to go to one of the T20I in Lahore. By the way, having not played any competitive cricket myself, I am not sure how this split test series would work. Some people have said that the momentum will be broken, and it would not be great for the players. Your opinions on it?