Fate of Australia’s tour to Bangladesh still fluctuating

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Fate of Australia's tour to Bangladesh still fluctuating Even though Nazmul Hasan Papon, the President of Bangladesh Cricket Board had been assured by Cricket Australia Chairman David Peever during the ICC meeting in Dubai, it is now known that the tour is still oscillating on security ground of the region. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশ সফর নিয়ে ফের নাটক ক্রিকেট অস্ট্রেলিয়ার]

Earlier Nazmul Hasan Papon informed Aussies will make a visit to Bangladesh for a two Test match series at the last part of coming August.

“The Australia series is final. Their Chairman told me on the last day of ICC meeting that he will come along with his wife to witness the Test series. This was actually the first time they spoke to me about a series or tour. He came up with it, so I am sure they are coming” – this is what BCB President described earlier.

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Now, denying to comment upon the conversation between respective board head’s, a Cricket Australia spokesman said Australian cricket authorities’ security assessment remained unchanged.

“We are still hopeful of touring Bangladesh in the near future and are working closely with the BCB to look at options, but the safety of the players and officials will always come first” – the CA spokesman said.

“We will continue monitor advice from ASIO, DFAT and our own security advisors about the security risks for any future tours of the Australian team in Bangladesh and make a decision based on this advice closer to any potential tour” – he added.

Australia was supposed to arrive in Bangladesh on 18th of August. The first Test was scheduled to take place from 27 to 31.