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England to go ahead with Bangladesh tour

There were doubts on whether the team will follow through the tour after an attack on July 1st in a cafe in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Photograph: (Getty)

AFP London, United Kingdom Aug 25, 2016, 09.55 PM (IST)
England are to go ahead with their tour of Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed Thursday.

ECB's official Twitter feed confirmed the green signal on Bangladesh tour .
 

There were doubts on whether the team will follow through the tour after an attack on July 1st in a cafe in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 20 people.

An ECB delegation recently visited Bangladesh to make their own security assessment. They were led by security adviser Reg Dickason, accompanied by director of cricket operations John Carr and David Leatherdale of the Professional Cricketers' Association

Following their return, the ECB said yesterday that the three one-day internationals and two Tests which England are due to play in Bangladesh in October and November before heading to India were set to go ahead as scheduled.

Australia cancelled their tour of Bangladesh in October for security reasons and then withdrew their side from the Under-19 World Cup in the country at the start of this year. England, however, fielded a team at the youth event.

(WION with inputs from AFP)
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