Australia cricket delays trip for security of team

Australia cricket delays trip for security of team

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Cricket Australia says it has delayed the departure of its test team for a two-match tour of Bangladesh due to concerns about the safety and security of the team.
Chief executive James Sutherland said in a statement late Saturday that recent advice from a range of Australian government sources had identified a potential security risk to Australian interests in Bangladesh.The team was due to depart Sydney on Monday morning but will now wait for further security advice before confirming its travel arrangements for the tour.
Sutherland says “we have received advice … and based on that information we are working with security experts and the Bangladesh Cricket Board on a revised security plan for the tour.”
The first test was due to begin on Oct. 9 at Chittagong.
The Australian team has taken the security precaution from the advice given for Australian citizens from their High Commission in Dhaka. Similar advises are issued by the US and British missions from time to time to their respective citizens.
A BCB official was quoted by the BBC last evening to have said that they expected the tour and the matches to start on schedule despite the security delay in the trip announced by the Australian cricket authorities. – News Desk

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