KARACHI  - The International Cricket council (ICC) has turned down an invitation by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to attend the briefings planned for the visiting security delegation of the Bangladesh Cricket Board early next month.

The PTI, quoting well-placed sources in the PCB, reported that the board had asked the ICC to send its security experts to attend the briefings regarding arrangements for the planned tour by the Bangladesh team to Pakistan in April.

Pakistan has invited the Bangladesh board to send its team to play two Tests, three one-day internationals and possibly a T20 match in April. "The ICC informed the PCB that they would only come into the picture once the tour was given final approval by both boards," one source said. "The ICC felt that it was necessary for the Bangladesh board to first confirm their team will tour Pakistan in April after which the ICC would review the whole situation." The BCB's security delegation is due to visit on March 1 to attend the briefings by the Interior Ministry and senior police officials on the security arrangements.