DHAKA – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan has revealed that the reason the board retracted its earlier decision to not tour Pakistan owing to the ‘conflict in Middle East’ was because the Bangladesh cricket officials were duly informed that the conflict in question has actually been going on for the past millennia and a half.
“During the negotiations we were told that the turmoil in the Middle East is actually 1400 years old. So if we waited for that to be resolved before touring Pakistan, we might have had to wait for quite some time,” Nazmul Hassan said while talking to The Dependent.
The BCB chairman further highlighted that after being informed of the conflict he decided to study it in detail, which made him realise how Bangladesh touring Pakistan will actually address the crisis that had initially pushed the team away from coming to the country.
“At the heart of the conflict is internal divides within the Muslims and in turn the Muslim states, and we would like to play our part in overcoming them,” Hassan added.
“Also, have you noticed that Ehsan Mani resembles Qasem Soleimani…” he concluded in a rush