21 Apr 2012

Dhaka court upholds challenge to cricket tour

6:57 am on 21 April 2012

Bangladesh's cricket team won't be going to Pakistan later this month after a Dhaka High Court upheld a legal challenge to their mini tour and ordered a four-week delay.

Bangladesh had agreed to play a one-day international and a Twenty20 match on the last two days of this month in what would have been the first full internationals in Pakistan for three years after Sri Lankan cricketers and officials were attacked by gunmen in Lahore.

But a University lecturer a senior Supreme Court lawyer have successfully filed a petition seeking an adjournment of the tour, and asked why it should not be declared illegal.