ICC president visits Dhaka

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Dhaka, Nov 17

International Cricket Council president Alan Isaac is in Dhaka for meetings with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

During his two-day visit, Isaac attended the final day of the Test match between Bangladesh and the West Indies as well as went round the Bangladesh National Cricket Academy at the Sher-e Bangla National Cricket Stadium here.

Isaac said: "The trip gave me not only a chance to meet the new Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan and new ICC vice president AHM Mustafa Kamal but also to see Test cricket at its most exciting."

“If there was ever a match which encapsulated the enduring appeal of Test cricket and its unique narrative, it was this clash between Bangladesh and the West Indies."

“It was enlightening to see the outstanding academy facilities as well as hear the ambitious plans for future developments in Bangladesh, the hosts of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2014.”

Isaac was asked during a media conference about the ICC's position on the prospect of Bangladesh touring Pakistan next month and said: “The matter of Bangladesh touring Pakistan is a matter for the two competing nations. While everyone would like a time when international cricket could return to Pakistan should the security situation allow, the ICC’s role is only on whether or not to deploy match officials."

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