The three-member England and Wales Cricket Board delegation arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday for a routine visit that will focus on the country’s security situation.
The ECB’s security advisor Reg Dickason, Professional Cricketers’ Association chief executive David Leatherdale and ECB director of cricket operations John Carr reached Dhaka after completing their inspection in India where England will travel following their scheduled tour to Bangladesh.
“The England delegation arrived as per its routine visit ahead of the series. They will inspect the hotels and practice facilities. They will also observe our security and medical plans which we are going to provide the team and they will talk with the concerned authorities,” said Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury.
Concerns were raised by the ECB after the Dhaka attack on July 1. Nizamuddin informed that the board will provide extra facilities if the security team wants.
“Whatever security measures are normally taken during a bilateral series we are going to provide that. But apart from that if they want any extra facilities we will try to fulfil that according to our ability and we have received the instructions accordingly from the government. We are able to fulfil all requirements,” he said.
The security delegation team will visit Chittagong on Friday and are expected to leave the country on Saturday.
“This is a normal procedure before every bilateral series as England are scheduled to tour India after completing the Bangladesh series. The delegation already completed its inspection in India and is expected to submit the report after returning to the country. We are hopeful of knowing everything soon,” Nizamuddin added.