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Bangladesh postpone tour

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2012 | 12:00 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP):The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) postponed a two-match tour of Pakistan next week after the Bangladesh High Court ordered it be delayed for a month because of security concerns.

The BCB conveyed the decision to its Pakistan counterpart after the court order on Thursday, dealing a fresh blow to hopes of reviving international cricket in the troubled nation.

A Dhaka university teacher, Khandaker Didarus Salam, petitioned the court to cancel the tour on security grounds. The court said it will review the situation in a month.

Pakistan haven't hosted a Test-playing team since gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore in March 2009, killing six police officials and wounding several members of the team.