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BCB president hopeful over England tour

  • Published at 10:12 pm July 3rd, 2016
BCB president hopeful over England tour

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan believes the ongoing situation in the country will get better in the next three months and thinks England will tour the country as per the schedule in October this year for two Tests and three one-day internationals.

England's tour of Bangladesh came under threat after the England and Wales Cricket Board showed security concerns following last Friday night's terrorist attack in Dhaka which left 20 people dead. The ECB through a statement in the media last Saturday said it will follow the government advice before their scheduled tour to Bangladesh this September-October.

Nazmul while talking to the media on Sunday said, “It is a very unfortunate incident for Bangladesh. We never imagined such a thing could happen in this country. I don't know how to describe my feelings in words.

“I have seen England's reaction, which is quite normal. We would have done the same thing if we were in their position. There are two very important issues in this regard - you would have noticed that after the Paris attacks, the game didn't stop. Sport will go at its pace. England are coming after three months by which time, the situation in Bangladesh will get better.”

Paris came under a series of coordinated terrorist attacks which had killed at least 130 people in November 13 last year. Parameters of the Stade de France in Saint-Denis were also hit by the attack during the Fifa international friendly between Germany and hosts France. The country came out of the shock and is now hosting the Euro 2016.

“It is hard to say which place is safe now. Safety can be an issue in England after three months. We will strengthen our security. If we can ensure that, cricket should not have a problem,” added Nazmul following his return to the country from the International Cricket Council meeting in Edinburgh.

Nazmul also said there was no discussion over the proposed two-tier Test structure and that a decision is still pending. According to the BCB supremo, the discussion was mainly held in the CEC (Chief Executive Committee) meeting where only Bangladesh had opposed the notion.

“There was no decision regarding the two-tier Test structure. Absolutely no discussion in any of the meetings. As far as I know, only the CEC meeting discussed it. Bangladesh are the only country to have opposed this idea. We explained our position. But at the end of the day, it doesn't matter who has opposed and who hasn't. The decision will be taken through a vote so if one or two doesn't vote, it doesn't really matter,” he said before adding, “I don't think it will be easy to pass such a thing in the ICC. The issue isn't so easy. It is a tough process.”

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