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Muhammad Hafeez withdraws from Bangladesh tour to give youth a chance

In the absence of Muhammad Hafeez, it has been decided to include Iftikhar Ahmed in the team. (Photo PCB)

LAHORE: Former captain Muhammad Hafeez has resigned from his tour of Bangladesh in order to give a chance to the youth.

In the absence of star all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez of the national cricket team, it was decided to include Iftikhar Ahmed in the team. The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that the national cricket team will visit Bangladesh in five years, where three Twenty20 International and two Tests will be played.

Both matches will be part of the ICC World Test Championship. All the T20 International matches included in the tour will be played at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on November 19, 20, and 21.

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The first match of the Test series between the two teams will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. The match will be played from November 26 to 30. The second Test of the series will be played in Dhaka from December 4 to 8.

Pakistan is currently in second place with a win in the IC World Test Championship while Bangladesh has not started its journey in the championship yet, according to PCB officials. The national cricket team has left for Bangladesh and the date will be announced later.

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