Australia officials to inspect Bangladesh’s security

Sports Reporter

7 May, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Cricket Australia will send an inspection team to Bangladesh this month as a part of a security probe to determine whether to go ahead with a tour in Tigers’ home soil.

Australia are scheduled to play a pre-scheduled two Test matches against Bangladesh in August, whoch was postponed due to security concerns.

CA’s anti-corruption and security manager Sean Carroll will lead the delegates’ team. Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury Sujon disclosed the news to the media at Mirpur on Saturday.  

Nizamuddin Chowdhury said, “Teams like Australia-England-India make a pre-tour before visiting a country for participating in any tournaments. In the continuation of this, a delegation of the Australian Cricket Board will come to Bangladesh in the middle of this month. They will look over safety issues and opportunities. Usually it is a standard procedure for starting any of the series. After the inspection, the concerned team will give a green signal if it’s up to their expectation level. As it is an important issue for Australia, Sean Carroll will be visit here because of the security concerns.”

Cricket Australia has given verbal assurances for Bangladesh tour but still they have not finalised the tour itinerary. They will finalise the schedule after knowing the overall situation from the inspection team and of course getting a green signal from them.

Earlier, England cricket team toured Bangladesh in October, 2016 after their inspection team gave thumbs up to Bangladesh’s security measures.