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Bangladesh to send cricketers to Pakistan after safety assurances

AFP  |  Dhaka 

will send a squad to for the first time in three years, officials said Thursday after receiving assurances from their counterparts about security.

and are co-hosting an Council tournament next month, with playing all their group matches in

Most nations have steered clear of since gunmen attacked Sri Lanka's team bus in 2009, killing several people.

But international cricket is slowly returning, with and the among countries to visit Pakistan in recent years.

The squad being sent for the Emerging Teams Asia Cup starting December 6 is the first since 2015 to visit Pakistan.

"We agreed to the tour following assurance of adequate security by the Pakistan Cricket Board," said boss Nizamuddin Chowdhury.

The board would also sent a security detail with the squad, he added. Bangladesh are in Group B alongside hosts Pakistan, Hong Kong and the UAE.

Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and in Group A will play their matches in Colombo, which will also host the semis and final.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:10 IST