Pakistan cricket tour to Bangladesh ditched

Bangladesh cricket chiefs have postponed Pakistan’s seven-match tour of the country scheduled to start next week, following government advice. The decision, announced on the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) Web site, comes two days after a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan Test team in Pakistan city Lahore killed eight people and left as many injured. BCB’s succinct statement on Thursday read: “The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has postponed Pakistan’s Tour of Bangladesh 2009 as advised by the Government authorities.” Pakistan were scheduled to play two Twenty20 internationals and five one-day internationals in Bangladesh, starting with a Twenty20 match in Dhaka on March 10.