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    ICC snubs PCB's security briefings offer

    Pak has invited the Bangladesh board to send its team to play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20.

    Karachi: The ICC has turned down an invitation by the Pakistan Cricket Board to attend the briefings planned for the visiting security delegation of the Bangladesh Cricket Board early next month in Islamabad.

    Well-placed sources in the PCB told PTI that the board had asked the ICC to send its security experts to attend the briefings regarding arrangements for the planned tour by the Bangladesh team to Pakistan in April.

    Pakistan has invited the Bangladesh board to send its team to play two Tests, three one-day internationals and possibly a T20 match in April.

    "The ICC informed the PCB that they would only come into the picture once the tour was given final approval by both boards," one source said.

    "The ICC felt that it was necessary for the Bangladesh board to first confirm their team will tour Pakistan in April after which the ICC would review the whole situation," the source added.

    The BCB's security delegation, including board and government officials, is due to visit Pakistan on March 1 and 2nd to attend the briefings by the interior ministry and senior police officials on the security arrangements and plan that will be prepared for the Bangladesh team's tour.

    No Test playing nation has visited Pakistan since March, 2009 when militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore.

    Six Pakistani policemen and a van driver were killed in the attack near the Gulberg roundabout, which is close to the Gaddafi stadium, while five visiting players were wounded.