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BCB chief rejects possibilities of happening scheduled tour to Sri Lanka

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president, Nazmul Hasan Papon, on Sunday, has blown away the possibility of happening the FTP scheduled tour to Sri Lanka in July this year.

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Earlier BCB noted they have been observing the security situation in the island nation in the wake of the recent terrorist attack in which left approximately 300 people dead.

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Bangladesh were scheduled to tour Sri Lanka to play three ODI on July 25, 27 and 29 respectively. The Bangladesh ‘A’ team are also supposed to travel to the country for a bilateral series in September this year.

Nazmul Hasan Papon said,

“There is no way we can send our team to Sri Lanka with the prevailing security situation and we are taking these things into consideration.”

”We had several programs with them as we were expected to send our junior and senior cricket teams. But we have to keep in mind that the security condition of Sri Lanka doesn’t permit us to travel there now. Not only Bangladesh, I don’t think any other team would be considering about travelling to Sri Lanka in this situation,” the BCB chief added.

In observance with Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena statement that there could be more attacks in the country in near future, Mr. Nazmul Hasan said, “The most concerning fact is that even their president has told us there is a possibility of another terrorist attack in Sri Lanka. As they have said that there is a possibility of a terrorist attack, we are not thinking about having a tour to Sri Lanka just now.”

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