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Cricket: Pakistan calls Bangladesh decision 'inappropriate'

Published on Jan 1, 2013 6:22 PM

KARACHI, Pakistan (AFP) - Pakistan on Tuesday criticised Bangladesh's decision to abandon a planned cricket Tour over security fears and threatened to bar its own players from playing in a Bangladeshi league.

The two nations were scheduled to play a Twenty20 and a one-day international in Lahore this month, albeit pending security clearance.

But on Monday Bangladesh shelved what would have been the first international cricket Tour of Pakistan since militants wounded seven members of the Sri Lankan team and their assistant coach in Lahore in 2009.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said the decision had been taken over fears for players' safety, following protests by Bangladeshis and a Facebook campaign against the Tour.

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