CA to send security team to Bangladesh next week

| Updated: May 11, 2017 19:45 IST

Melbourne [Australia], May 11 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) is all set to send a security team to Bangladesh next week to assess the safety arrangements that will be made during Australia's scheduled tour of Bangladesh in August. While confirming the news, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that the Cricket Australia would take the final call on going ahead with the tour based on the report of the security team. "Teams like Australia, England and India have certain standard pre-tour activities. Going by that, Cricket Australia will send a team in the middle of this month. They will check the security arrangements and assess other opportunities. These are standard practices that always take place. Only after this visit can their board officially gives them the green signal to come here," ESPNcricinfo quoted Chowdhury as saying. On Monday, CA chief executive James Sutherland had expressed his confidence that the two-match Test series against Bangladesh would take place after the feedback they receive from its government agencies. "We're just working through all the details. I'm very pleased to be at a stage of really fine-tuning the detail - there are still some things that we need to work through just to lock down on security," Sutherland said. "Once our hosts have locked in dates and the schedule, then from us it's all systems go, subject to any security concerns we might have. From all the research we've done and the work we've done with [the Department of] Foreign Affairs and others through government agencies, we're confident the tour will take place," he added. Australia are scheduled to play a practice match in Chittagong from August 22 to 24 before heading into the first Test, beginning August 27 in Chittagong.(ANI)

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