England briefs Australia on Bangladesh security ahead of tour

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 17 Aug 2017, 21:36:13

England briefs Australia on Bangladesh security ahead of tour

England's first-hand accounts of the Bangladesh security bubble helped assuage Australian cricketers' doubts regarding their own trip, according to Pat Howard, reports http://www.canberratimes.com.au.

Cricket Australia (CA) postponed a two-Test tour of Bangladesh in 2015 because of security concerns; specifically the risk of a terrorist attack on Australian nationals.

CA has since monitored the situation closely but gave its final security clearance earlier this month following the last of many exhaustive pre-tour visits.  England visited Bangladesh last year without incident. They were provided the same level of protection afforded to heads of state.

Australia will also be guarded by the same "ring of steel" that includes snipers, tanks and convoys featuring up to 2,000 security officials.

At this stage, no member of Smith's 14-man squad has indicated they want to pull out.
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