Originally Posted by Matribhasha
Bangladesh is always lock step with Pakistan. Even India, with all its frailties, could not put on such an a$$ of a display of mis information & non professionalism. This coming from the 2 most undemocratic countries in the top tier cricketing world. Two countries well known for killing their leaders. Everyone on the side line is laughing his butt off. Regardless of how much Bangladesh fans here or on CI or Pak cricket come out supreme, BPL debacle, non payment, and Lotus Kamal have given enough to others such that in their eyes, pakistan minus mullah terrorism, is Bangladesh.
I cannot disagree with this post. It is actually spot on! However, "mullah terrorism", partly due to Pakistan's importance on the geopolitical front and media sensationalism is a HUGE difference. Thats why teams will tour Bangladesh but never Pakistan.
The way a neutral person is going to see it is, not all that bad. BPL paid their foreign contingent fully if belatedly. They had that much sense. Local players will always get crappier treatment (see Zimbabwe, Pakistan). Ian Pont came back so obviously payment issues were settled. As far as backing out of a tour, neutrals, will only see that BCB pulled out due to security concern...and guess what no one will blame them because they're afraid too. Who isn't?