England tour of Bangladesh confirmed, says ECB
August 26th, 2016 at 8:10 pm
England tour of Bangladesh confirmed, says ECB

International desk -The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that it would tour in Bangladesh as per plan, according to an official statement issued Thursday.

The information came up after an ECB security team briefed the England players about the security situation in Bangladesh.

The ECB carried out a security review in the country following a series of deadly attacks. It consulted with players and officials on Thursday.

England will play two Tests and three one-day internationals between 7 October and 1 November in Bangladesh.

Following Thursday’s meeting, ECB cricket director Andrew Strauss said: “Safety and security of players and management are always paramount.”

“We’ve received a thorough risk assessment, had excellent insight into the current situation and been fully briefed on security commitments. We discussed details with the players and management in an open meeting.

“They asked lots of questions, have time to ask more and will clearly want to take it all in – we understand that.”

England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan this week said no players would be forced to tour Bangladesh.

Strauss, who said England’s touring squad will be named after the current limited-overs series against Pakistan, added that the ECB will “continue to monitor the situation right up to and throughout the tour”.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board promised the ECB that they will do everything necessary to provide security measures for its team.

Meanwhile, ESPNCricinfo reported that “it is understood that England’s players will be given a no-consequences option to skip the tour if they, or their families, are uncomfortable with their involvement.”

Australia postponed their Test tour of Bangladesh in October 2015 over security concerns.