Bangladesh have refused to play their three remaining World Cup qualifying matches in Oman, rebuffing the Gulf nation's proposal to host the rest of the Group E fixtures at a centralised venue.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Teams Committee of Bangladesh Football Federation yesterday, in view of the proposal sent by Oman a few days ago.
The proposal had offered to host Bangladesh's three matches against Afghanistan, Oman and India in the last week of March.
"We were offered [by Oman] to play our three world Cup qualifying matches in their country. But we have already declared our venue. So we will play all three home matches in Bangladesh as per schedule," NTC chairman Kazi Nabil Ahmed said.
BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag, however, claimed that India, Afghanistan and Qatar have given their nod to play at a centralised venue in March.