Australia tour of Bangladesh in doubt as cricketers head home

Johannesburg, Sept.30 (ANI): Australia’s two-Test tour to Bangladesh remained on hold as players have been asked to return to their home states and rejoin the state training program following a new warning about safety concerns.

Australian team officials have also returned to their homes after meeting with senior security and intelligence figures.

Confirming the news, Cricket Australia said there has been no change in the situation, adding that they are still waiting for the decision, Sport24 reported.

According to reports, the U S Embassy in Dhaka has advised the Australians not to visit the country, saying that they possess reliable new information regarding a looming militant strike against the tourists.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the visiting players would be provided with ‘highest security protocol’.

Earlier, CA had announced that it would postpone the tour of Bangladesh due to security and safety concerns.

CA had then sent its own security experts to Bangladesh to determine whether it is safe for the Australian team to go ahead with the planned tour.

According to the original schedule, Australia will play a three-day warm up game in Fatullah from October 3 before facing the hosts in two Tests in Chittagong and Mirpur. (ANI)

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