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FanCode to exclusively live-stream Pakistan tour of Bangladesh in India

FanCode, India’s premier digital sports destination for all fans, will exclusively live-stream all matches of Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh commencing on Friday with the first match of the T20I series at Sher-E-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka.

The second and third fixture will be played on November 20 and 22 at the same venue.

The digital exclusive rights will also include two Test matches, first in Chattogram from November 26 followed by a return to Dhaka for the 2nd Test starting December 4.

This will be Pakistan’s first tour to Bangladesh since 2015 and the two-match Test series will be the part of the ICC World Test Championship points table.

The tour will be live-streamed on the FanCode App and www.fancode.com. For all cricket fans across India, FanCode will provide a comprehensive match experience through interactive live streaming with customizable data overlays, fastest interactive live match scores, muti-media live commentary, match highlights, and so on.

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Recently, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had formed a two-member committee, comprising board directors Enayet Husain Siraj and Jalal Yunus, to review the national team’s performance in the just concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

”The committee has been entrusted with taking the views of Bangladesh squad members (Players and Team Management) and relevant stakeholders to assess why the team could not deliver the expected performance in the event and share its findings with the board,” the BCB had said in a statement.

Notably, the Mohammaed Mahmudullah-led Bangladesh side failed to register a single victory from their five games in the Super 12 stage while they also lost to minnows Scotland in the qualifiers.

Despite defeating Australia and New Zealand in home T20I series before the start of the showpiece event, the Bangla Tigers put up a below-par show in the World Cup.

Bangaldesh was only able to register wins against new comers Oman and Papua New Guinea in Al Amerat in the qualifiying round by 26 and 84 runs respectively.

After finishing the qualifying round at the second spot behind Scotland in Group B, the Bangla Tigers somehow managed to enter the Super 12 round.

Placed in the Group 1 of the Super 12 stage, Bangladesh lost all their league games against England, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies. They finished the Super 12 stage without any win, placed at the bottom of the points table.

To further add to their miseries, Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out of in the latter part of the tournament due to a hamstring injury. Notably, Shakib had picked up the injury in his left leg during the contest against West Indies on October 29 and following a 48-hour observation period, the team’s medical staff decided to rule him out of the showpiece event.

On the other hand, the Babar Azam-led Pakistan made to the semi-finals of the showpiece event before going down against champions Australia. The Green Brigade had earlier, won all of their five games in the Super 12 stage,

PCB announce Test team’s departure schedule for Bangladesh series

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced its Test team’s departure schedule for the Bangladesh series as per which the national squad will enter the bio-secure bubble in Lahore on November 18.

After staying in the bubble for three days, the Pakistan Test squad then will leave for Dhaka on November 21 and after a day’s rest, the Test squad will join the T20 squad on November 23.

The Test squad will leave for Chittagong on November 24 while the T20 squad, after the conclusion of the white-ball series, will arrive in Lahore the same day.

Significantly, Pakistan are scheduled to play three T20Is at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka starting November 19.

While the second affair between the two sides will be held on November 20, the third and final one will be played on November 22.

The Pakistan cricket team will play its first Test match against hosts Bangladesh from November 26 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.

The second Test will be then held at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, which will host the entire T20I series, from December 4.

Earlier on Monday, the PCB had announced Test squad for Bangladesh series which saw opener Imam-Ul-Haq, middle-order batter Kamran Ghulam and off-spinner Bilal Asif earning a spot in the 20-member Pakistan squad, which will be led by Babar Azam.

On the other hand, Haris Rauf, Imran Butt, Shahnawaz Dahani and Yasir Shah, who were earlier part of the 21-member squad which had toured the West Indies in July earlier this year, have been replaced.

Left-handed batter Imam has been recalled following his good performances in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, where he had amassed 488 runs from five innings including an unbeaten double-century.

Imam had played his 11th and last Test against Australia in Adelaide in December 2019.

Meanwhile, Bilal replaced Yasir Shah who is still recovering from a thumb injury he sustained during the National T20.

Yasir is yet to feature in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

Pakistan Test squad:

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Zahid Mahmood.

Mohammad Hafeez pulls out of Bangladesh tour: Reports

Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has decided to pull out of the upcoming Bangladesh tour, which will kick-off soon after the final of ongoing T20 World Cup.

The Babar Azam-led Pakistan is scheduled to play two Tests and three T20 matches in Bangladesh during the tour, which will begin on November 19 in Dhaka.

As per a reports, Hafeez wants to provide opportunity to young players during the tour and as a reason he decided to withdraw from it.

Although the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is yet to announce the squad, it has been learnt that Hafeez will be replaced by Iftikhar Ahmed. The PCB is likley to announce the squad within by Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon.

While the T20i matches will be played on November 19, 20, and 22 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, the opening Test will be held from November 26 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram and the second and final Test will be held from December 4 in Dhaka.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket team is likely to travel to Bangladesh directly from the UAE after the ongoing T20 World Cup final at the Dubai Sports City Stadium on November 14.

According to a report in ‘The News’, there are very slim chances of the Pakistani cricketers coming back home from the UAE as they have already made to the knock-out stage of the showpiece event.

The final of the ongoing World Cup final is scheduled to be played on November 14 which means that the Pakistan team will not be having enough time to get back home and then fly to Bangladesh.

“Pakistan are expected to fly straight from the UAE to Bangladesh for the series. There will not be enough time in between the two events that could allow the team members to get out of the bio-secure bubble,” a source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told the publication.

“The decision to this effect, however, will be taken at that particular time. In all probability, the team will travel to Bangladesh for the series directly from the UAE,” the report further quoted the source as saying.

However, the source also added that the only possibility of getting back home would be if the Green Brigade wins the coveted trophy and then it could go back home to share the victory with the nation by making a stopover before heading to Bangladesh.

Till now, the PCB has still not announced the team for the Bangladesh tour but it has been learnt that the majority of the current team members, who are already in the UAE, are expected to be part of the touring squad while Test players like Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Abdullah Shafiq, and Saud Shakil would join them later.

“There will be minimal changes made to the team that is already in the UAE for the World Cup. There is not enough time in between the events to think in terms of any major changes. Besides the addition of a few Test specialists, the touring squad will almost be the same. Since the Test series starts from November 26, Test specialists could join the team at later stages. Almost the same T20 combination (15 team members and three reserves) are expected to travel to Bangladesh. At the same time, you cannot rule out the retirement of any veteran player at the end of the ongoing World Cup. Even in that case, Pakistan will be having enough backup currently with the touring squad,” added the source.