KARACHI (Agencies) - Pakistan's cricket chief said on Sunday he hoped the Bangladesh cricket team would tour the country, after the 2009 attacks on Sri Lanka's side brought international visits to a standstill. The comments from Zaka Ashraf came after a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart in Dhaka, with a tour possible in April next year if the visitors get a security clearance. "It's a great news and we hope that Bangladesh tour us in April next year after getting security clearance from their government," said Ashraf, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He added that "we will provide them with foolproof (security) arrangements." International cricket has been suspended in Pakistan since March 2009 when attacks on the Sri Lankan national team bus in Lahore left eight people dead and wounded seven visiting players and their assistant coach. Foreign teams have stayed away from touring Pakistan citing security fears, with Bangladesh becoming the first Test nation to play cricket in the troubled country in three years should the visit materialise. Ashraf, who took over as Pakistan's top cricket official in October, said the proposed visit would pave the way for more teams to play in Pakistan. "I am sure after a successful tour by the Bangladesh team we will be able to convince more teams to tour Pakistan," he said. Ashraf also said the country was more stable now, declaring its turbulent period "over." "All those things that you must have seen, they are over now. That's why we want to reorganise cricket and bring back it to Pakistan. Fans are also being deprived of this game," he said. Pakistan's Ashraf also announced the endorsement of Mustafa Kamal, president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, as the two countries' joint nominee for the vice president's post at the International Cricket Council (ICC). If approved by the ICC's executive board, Kamal would take over as the international body's vice president in 2012 and, under rotation rules, its president in 2014. Mustafa Kamal, the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has said a security committee will visit Pakistan in January with a view to fulfilling a tour of the country in April 2012. Pakistan last hosted a Test match at home in March 2009, since when security issues have meant playing 'home series in neutral venues. Kamal revealed the news in a statement issued by the BCB following a meeting in Dhaka with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials Mr. M. Zaka Ashraf, Chairman and Mr. Subhan Ahmad, COO. He said: (Over the last) year, I have been discussing with some of the cricket boards on how to bring back international cricket in Pakistan and to demonstrate that we are genuinely taking steps in this direction my Board today agreed to form a security committee to visit Pakistan in January 2012 to review their security measures so as to ensure proper security arrangements are in place prior to arrival of the Bangladesh team in Pakistan. My board further agreed that Bangladesh cricket team will visit Pakistan in April 2012 as per ICCs Future Tours Programme. I hope this way slowly and gradually international cricket will come back to Pakistan. The prospect of Bangladeshs proposed tour of Pakistan will delight fans starved of international cricket. The BCB and PCB have brokered a deal whereby Bangladeshs Academy players will receive assistance and reciprocal tours involving the 'A, Academy, Under-19 and womens teams will be undertaken.