Lahore: The ICC has agreed to recognise the planned One-day series between Pakistan and Bangladesh as official One-day Internationals despite granting special dispensation to the two boards to post local match officials in the bilateral series.
A senior PCB official told PTI that the series would be an official one with three ODIs to be played in Karachi and Lahore from April 15 to 27 tentatively if the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) got clearance from its government to send its team to Pakistan.
"We are expecting the Bangladesh board to come back with its response this week. We are hopeful of them agreeing to tour Pakistan for the series as their security delegation went back satisfied with the security arrangements and drills we demonstrated to them when they visited Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore last week," chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmad said.
Meanwhile, Karachi and Lahore have been chosen as venues for the three-match series.
Ahmad made it clear that while it was decided the matches would be played at Karachi and Lahore, the dates would be decided once the BCB confirmed the tour.
The PCB is keen to host two matches in Karachi and one in Lahore, while the BCB want it the other way.
Ahmad said that the PCB had stressed the importance of restoring international cricket activities in Pakistan during the chief executives meeting of the International Cricket Council last week.
"The ICC agreed to the special dispensation for the series," said Ahmad.