England is going to collide with Bangladesh this October in their tour to Bangladesh. The ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) has confirmed about the tour on 25th August 2016. They have made this announcement on Twitter. Though this tour was in talks from long before, due to the recent attack on Dhaka; it has become doubt due to the killing of 20 hostages including the Islamic people and nine Italians.
England’s tour to Bangladesh: Risk Assessment by ECB and PCA
However, it has been clarified with the recent visit of Bangladesh by the ECB delegation including Reg Dickason, the security adviser, John Carr & David Leatherdale, Members of Cricket Operations who made the safety assessment. On their return on Thursday, the ECB declared the Bangladesh tour that would contain two test matches and three ODIs that would happen in the months of November and October before they tour the India for the series against the ICT.
— ECB (@ECB_cricket) August 25, 2016
England players including Eoin Morgan, Alastair Cook (ODI & Test captains, respectively) received a brief about the tour from Reg Dickason regarding the tour that they would be accompanied by Andrew Strauss, Director of Cricket Operations and Tom Harrison, the Chief Executive of ECB.
Security of players is a Paramount concern:
After the meeting, Andrew Strauss, the director and the former England player and captain said, “The tour to Bangladesh will happen as planned before. Yes, the security and safety is a paramount issue when coming to players. We have taken the decision after having an excellent risk assessment, gaining a fool proof insight and only after arranging mandatory safety arrangements for the team. Both the PCA and ECD have confidence in keeping the players safe and therefore, rest of the details will be discussed in direct with the team when they are called for a meeting”. Let’s see how it goes for the minnows. On the other hand, it’s high time that Bangladesh should take safety measure to keep their nation safe from the Islamic groups.