ECB seek government advice on Bangladesh


England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have issued a statement in response to concerns about safety in Bangladesh, after a terror attack in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka.

England are scheduled to visit the Asian nation in October but the attack in a Dhaka cafe has cast serious doubts over whether it is safe to do so.

A spokeperson for the ECB, said on Saturday: "The safety and security of our players and management is always of paramount importance to ECB and this applies to all teams representing England on overseas tours,

"We will continue to monitor and assess the situation in Bangladesh over the coming weeks and months and will undertake a thoroughgoing and robust pre-tour inspection of planned security arrangements for the England team.

"We will also continue to work closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and should our Director of Security, Reg Dickason, or the FCO, advise that the environment is not acceptably safe or the right measures not in place, we would take the appropriate steps."

As it stands Bangladesh have a sparse itinerary for the remainder of 2016 and doubtless this incident will not imrpove that situation.