England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that the tour of England to Bangladesh will go on as the schedule
Reg Dickason, the security advisor of an ECB delegation with director of Cricket operations John Carr and director of Professional Cricketers’ Association David Leatherdale landed in the countries which includes both India and Bangladesh to check up the security evaluation and passed the verdict that those games are scheduled will be played which includes three One Day Internationals and two Test matches against Bangladesh before moving to India.
“England players – including Test captain Alastair Cook and One-Day captain Eoin Morgan were tonight briefed on arrangements and the risk assessment by Reg Dickason, alongside Andrew Strauss, David Leatherdale, John Carr and ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison,” stated the ECB website.
“England’s Tour of Bangladesh will continue as planned. 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. ECB and PCA have the utmost confidence in the advice and support we’ve been given.” said Strauss, Director of England’s cricket.
“Tonight 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. Selection for the Tour will be made after the end of the summer internationals. We will, as always, continue to monitor the situation right up to and throughout the tour,” the director added.
Bangladesh totally concerned about the safety of the foreign players after the terrorist attack that took place on July 1 in Dhaka which laid almost 20 people dead. This made the World Cricket teams to fear the land of Bangladesh as the terrorists killed and summoned only foreigners in the country.