The PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf said that Pakistan players would play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) but indicated that their presence could depend on the BCB agreeing to a tour of Pakistan.
Several Pakistan players were sold at BPL auction last month, the league is scheduled to begin on January 18. However the players participation could hinge on the BCB's response to Ashraf's comments. The Bangladesh tours to Pakistan have already in debate whether the team will visit to Pakistan or they will kept refusing with security concern, there have been no concrete steps forward.
"Bangladesh almost toured Pakistan but at the last moment they pulled out over the security concern and I don't want to repeat this again," Zaka Ashraf said at the unveiling ceremony of Pakistan Super League in Lahore. "We can't send our players like this, as Bangladesh have an agreement to fulfill. If they decide to come Pakistan and play then we will consider supporting and favoring them (in this matter)."
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is also clashing with Pakistan biggest domestic first class event "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy", and the PCB said it wouldn't be fair to disrupt the players' commitments to their teams.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have discussing a short Bangladesh tour to Pakistan since 2011, but have faced hurdles several times. In April 2012, a proposed tour was postponed because of an order from a Dhaka court, and another proposal for a tour in January this year was rejected by the BCB on security grounds. Since 2009 terror attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus, Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket match and have played all their home matches at off-shore venues such as England and the UAE.