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Pakistan Cricket Team To Tour Bangladesh After Five Years

LAHORE: The Pakistan men’s national cricket team will travel to Bangladesh after a five-year hiatus to play the hosts in three T20 Internationals and two ICC World Test Championship matches after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.

According to a statement by the PCB, the national side’s tour is part of the “Future Tours Programme” and will commence with the T20I series, which will be staged at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, on November 19.

The second and third T20Is will be played on November 20 and 22, the statement added.

According to the statement, the two teams will then travel to Chattogram for the first of the two Tests at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium from November 26-30.

“This match will see the two sides face-off in the apex form of the game on Bangladeshi soil for the first time since May 2015, when Pakistan won the two-match series by completing a win in the final Test by a mammoth 328 runs,” said PCB.

The two teams will return to Dhaka to play the final Test, which will start from December 4.

According to the PCB statement, Pakistan are ranked second on the ICC World Test Championship points table with one win in two matches, while Bangladesh are yet to kick off their campaign.

“Pakistan have immaculate record in Tests against Bangladesh with 10 wins from 11 matches. They also enjoy an impressive record in the T20Is against Bangladesh with 10 wins from 12 matches,” the statement said.

The date of the national team’s departure will be announced in due course.