The match fixtures of Pakistan’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh this year have been released officially. The Pakistan Cricket team which arrives in Dhaka on April 13 would play three ODIs, a lone T20I and a couple of Test matches.
Pakistan’s Tour of Bangladesh 2015 will begin with a warm-up One Dayer against an unconfirmed opposition at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah on April 15th. On the 17th, the first ODI will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The 2nd ODI will be on the 19th and the third and final ODI will be on the 22nd. All the three ODIs will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium and are going to be day night affairs.
The Only T20I of Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh 2015 will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium as well and is scheduled for April 24th. After this the tour will see the two Test matches – first of which will be played at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna from April 28th. The second and final Test match will be again played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium from May 6th.
This Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh 2015 was originally scheduled to be held in January ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015. However, due to a friction between the two boards – the PCB and the BCB, the tour could not materialize. The Pakistan Cricket Board was seeking heavy compensation from the Bangladesh Cricket Board for not sending its team for a tour of Pakistan. The BCB had rightly cited the prevailing security concerns in Pakistan for abandoning the tour. Finally, the Bangladesh Cricket Board settled in to pay USD 325,000 as compensation which was accepted by the PCB.