Pakistan -Bangladesh series
Life is more precious than cricket- Mushfiqur
|| CF Correspondent ||
Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim said on Friday that he is not interested to tour Pakistan as his scared for security reason.
‘’I am not going to Pakistan [for the whole tour] due to family reasons. Today I have submitted letter to the board and they have accepted it,’’ Mushfiqur told reporters at the post match press conference.
‘’They [family] are scared and I cannot play my normal game carrying such mentality [thinking of my family reservation,’’ he said.
Mushfiqur, who had earlier informed Bangladesh Cricket Board verbally about his non availability in the upcoming tour of Pakistan, on Friday, informed the board formally through a letter.
Bangladesh will play two Tests, three T20Is and one ODI in the upcoming tour that will played in three phases in the next four months.
Tigers will start their campaign by playing three T20Is between January 24 to 27 while
They will return to Pakistan to play the first Test on February 7 while the ODI and the second Test is slated on April 3 and April 5 respectively.
Mushfiqur said it was difficult decision not to tour Pakistan but for him life is more precious than cricket.
‘’Certainly it was a difficult decision [not to tour Pakistan] because if you say that I have to be rested from one series it is like a sin for me,’’ he said.
‘’I had a big opportunity to play in PSL. But I refused to play because I know the whole tournament was going to be held in Pakistan.
‘’So I said no because my family was not giving me the permission and cricket is never ahead of life,’’ he said.
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