Matches between Bangladesh and England not to be Played at a Neutral Venue


England team had a tour of Bangladesh in September and there were supposed to be three ODI’s and two Test matches. But because of the recent attacks in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Cricket Board refused to play a series in Bangladesh for the safety of the players.

So to this thing, the England Cricket Board proposed the offer to play a series at any neutral venue because they wanted a series between England and Bangladesh but Nizammudin Chowdhary who is the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s Chief Executive has refused this offer of playing at any neutral venue too. Eion Morgan who is the captain of England’s cricket team in the limited over matches suggested this idea of playing at a neutral venue but Nizammudin Chowdhary has rejected this option by saying that playing outside Bangladesh is not a solution to this.

He quoted that “We always believe this is never a solution/ Cricket cannot stop in a country. We will make our best efforts to fulfill the FTP commitment. The cricket operations of both BCB and ECB are in continuous communication regarding the England tour of Bangladesh in October. They are in discussion with the tour related matters especially the logistics”

According to Nizammudin, an ECB security team will be visiting Bangladesh in the upcoming months and he also said that there is nothing which has to be read between the lines in relation to their visit as this is a standard practice.

Because of the recent terrorist attacks the teams are now unwilling to visit Bangladesh for a tour because of the security issues and therefore a lot of teams didn’t want to play any series in Bangladesh but still the Chief Executive of Bangladesh believes that Bangladesh can make any series possible in it as they have successfully hosted many big tournaments recently which included the under 19 world cup, and also the Asia Cup t20.

So we can now only hope that the England’s tour of Bangladesh which was scheduled on September 30 of this year starts on its schedule.

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