England’s tour to Bangladesh in doubt after terrorist attack in Dhaka
England’s tour to Bangladesh later this year is in primary doubt after a terrorist attack by means of ISIS in Dhaka in a single day left 20 useless in a restaurant famous with westerners.
The britain & Wales Cricket Board has issued a assertion announcing it’s going to “take the best steps” and speak to the tour off if safety for the team is not guaranteed or the British authorities warns them it isn’t secure to travel.
England introduced the itinerary for the Bangladesh tour the best last week and are because of arrive in Dhaka on Sept 30 and will play three one-dayers and Checks over 5 weeks.
The ECB’s security expert, Reg Dickason, is now expected to travel to Bangladesh to review protection and security arrangement and his verdict will decide whether the excursion goes in advance.
An ECB spokesman said: “The protection and protection of our gamers and control is constantly of paramount importance to ECB and this applies to all groups representing England on distant places tours.
“We can keep monitoring and determine the state of affairs in Bangladesh over the coming weeks and months and will adopt a thoroughgoing and sturdy pre-excursion inspection of planned protection preparations for The britain group.
“We will also keep to paintings intently with the Overseas and Commonwealth Workplace [FCO] and ought to our Director of safety, Reg Dickason, or the FCO, endorse that the surroundings isn’t always acceptably safe or the right measures no longer in location, we would take an appropriate step.”
The ECB has to evaluate the security of now not simply the group however additionally supporters and media travelling on the tour.
The Overseas and Commonwealth Office up to date its security repute for Bangladesh on Saturday and warned British nationals not to accumulate in areas that might be goals for terrorists seeking to attack westerners, and a visiting England team and its supporters would make a high profile goal.
Till in addition observe we particularly advocate in opposition to touring regions where Foreign nationals are recognised to congregate consisting of public areas of International Lodges, huge supermarkets, restaurants and clubs,” stated the FCO.
No Britons were confirmed a number of the casualties in an attack at a bakery in Dhaka’s diplomatic sector. Police stormed the cafe which is surrounded by embassies and Global faculties. Islamic Country claimed responsibility for the attack.
Closing yr Australia pulled out of a tour to Bangladesh after assaults on westerners and their under-19s team did now not play at a Global Cup inside the u . S . Some months later.
If The britain excursion is cancelled there’s the opportunity of gambling fits within the UAE, where Pakistan are primarily based due to security issues of their u . S . A .
India stays every other opportunity with England heading there besides for five Test matches as quickly as the Bangladesh excursion ends on Nov 1.