Bangladesh's tour of Pakistan has been confirmed – and will start later this month.
The tour will comprise two Tests, one ODI and three T20Is.
The six matches will be played across three legs. The Pakistan Super League will be contested between the second and third leg.
Lahore will host the three ODIs from 24 to 27 January. The first Test will be played in Rawalpindi from 7 February. Bangladesh will return to Pakistan in April for the lone ODI and second Test in Karachi.
“I am pleased that we have amicably achieved a resolution that is in the best interest of this great sport as well as both the proud cricket playing countries. I also want to thank International Cricket Council chairman Shaskank Manohar for the leadership he provided and ensured the sport continues to grow and thrive in the two countries,” said Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani.
“It is a win-win outcome for both the boards. I am glad that the uncertainty around the series is now over and we can start planning for the smooth delivery of the matches. Bangladesh will visit Pakistan thrice, which should give them the comfort that Pakistan is as safe and secure as any other cricket playing country.”
International cricket is gradually returning to Pakistan. The country was marred by terror attacks in 2009, when the touring Sri Lankans' team bus came under heavy fire. Sri Lanka recently returned to Pakistan after a decade for two Tests.
Pakistan and Bangladesh at 2020 T20 World Cup
Bangladesh might be pooled with Pakistan for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. Bangladesh have been grouped with Namibia, Netherlands and Scotland for the qualifying round.
Pakistan and Bangladesh have contested 10 T20Is since the first in 2007. The former have won eight and the latter two. Each country has a premier domestic T20 tournament – the Pakistan Super League and Bangladesh Premier League.
Former Proteas captain AB de Villiers is among the greatest cricketers to appear in the PSL and BPL. He played for the Lahore Qalandars in the PSL and Rangpur Riders in the BPL. De Villiers is currently with the Brisbane Heat for the Big Bash League in Australia – and is contemplating coming out of international retirement for the 2020 T20 World Cup.