DHAKA - The Bangladesh Cricket Board is likely to send a security team to Pakistan next week for a proposed tour of the women's team later this year. The series has been a possibility since PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan visited Bangladesh last year. BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said it would not be more than a two-member delegation.

"Our security team will be going to Pakistan," Chowdhury said. "We have informed our counterparts there, so it is in process. A date [of their departure] will be confirmed in a day or two. The tour could be in October." Last week, BCB president Nazmul Hassan had said that the security inspection would be the second step in the process for the proposed tour as they had already sent a letter to the Bangladesh High Commission in Pakistan to get an understanding of the security situation.

"They [PCB] have sent us a proposal. Our women's team is getting restless to play abroad. Pakistan has given us an offer, we are thinking about it," he said. "If everything is okay and the women's team agrees to go…there are a lot of factors left. It is still quite far away (from being finalized)." A security team from the BCB had visited Pakistan in March 2012 but the proposed tour for the men's team in April was postponed for more than two years.