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05th-Jan-2017

Aussies certain to tour Bangladesh

By Agency


Australia are almost certain to tour Bangladesh for two Tests in August or September this year unless further security issues arise in the meantime.
Cricket Australia's chief executive James Sutherland made the disclosure to ABC radio.
Australia postponed their Test tour in October 2015 after receiving advice from the Australian government that there were "high risks" if they went ahead with the tour, and Australia also did not send a team to the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in early 2016.
Australia have not played a Test series in or against Bangladesh since 2006 although they did travel there for a three-match ODI series in April 2011, shortly after the World Cup.
"I think they're quite high," Sutherland said on ABC radio when asked what were the chances of Australia touring Bangladesh in 2017. "What we saw at the end of last year was the England team tour Bangladesh. We certainly saw very strong security around the team. We actually sent our head of security, Sean Carroll, over to observe for seven or ten days, just to get a little bit of comfort on the systems and processes that were in place," Sutherland said.