Cricketers Back at State Bases as Bangladesh Tour on Hold

“Those things need to be weighed up in the circumstances, (and) that’s why our head of security is over therefrom this afternoon, will have meetings in the next couple of days and we’ll make a few calls from there”.


“We’re still on hold. Hopefully we come to a few sort of answer in the next 24 hours or so”.

After meeting Cricket Australia (CA) officials in Dhaka, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the Aussies would get security usually reserved for visiting heads of state if they went ahead with the tour starting this week.

The Australian team was promised with the highest level of security, but Cricket Australia was yet to clear the series.

“The young side is exciting”, he said.

Australian Cricketers’ Association chief executive Alistair Nicholson says the safety of the players is paramount.

The BCB tweeted a picture of the squad practicing ahead of the #BANvAUS test series, re-asserting their position for the continuation of the series.

The United States has also advised its citizens to limit their movement, saying “militants may be planning to target Australian interests in Bangladesh”.

Earlier, CA had announced that it would postpone the tour of Bangladesh due to security and safety concerns. Those players could then be moved into the new CA XI team.

Cricket Australia has stated that it’s going to anticipate security briefing before taking the tour of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Women’s team will be welcomed in Pakistan with great joy like Zimbabwe and we hope the tour goes on smoothly with any security threats coming in between.

“They might do, a couple of the batters might be keen to have a hit out against them [New Zealand] with the new ball, [but] I don’t think the bowlers would be rushing to do it too much”, Border said. It will be hard to accept as well, since three teams toured here a few months ago.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the shooting death of an Italian man in the capital of Bangladesh, which would mark the militant group’s first attack in the South Asian nation. Reuters reported that police were not aware of the claim and had not confirmed it.

“It is worth mentioning that during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014, when the risk which was assessed by Australia was of a higher level to what is at present”.

“But you can’t compare this incident to a scenario where a team will get full protection”.


“Everyone reassured them that there won’t be any trouble”. In a communique translated by United States security analysts SITE, ISIS said a “security detachment” had tracked Tavella before killing him.

Usman Khawaja may be one of the players available for the Prime Minister's XI