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Australia cricket team arrive in Dhaka amid heavy security

  • Published at 12:22 am August 19th, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:01 am August 19th, 2017
Australia cricket team arrive in Dhaka amid heavy security
The Australian cricket team set foot in Dhaka on Friday night amid heavy security, ahead of the two-match Test series against host Bangladesh, starting August 27 in Mirpur.

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BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed that Steven Smith's men landed at 10:50pm.
"Since the team landed it was given the security as we've promised. We are confident everything will go according to our plan," he told AFP.
Police stated that around 300 members of police units were on toes as the Aussies landed at Hazrat Shahjahal International Airport.
"We've adequate security arrangements at the airport. We've even cleared the road (leading to the team's hotel)," Inspector Moslem Uddin of the Armed Police Battalion told AFP. [caption id="attachment_157118" align="aligncenter" width="3729"] The Aussies make their way to the team hotel from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport DHAKA TRIBUNE/Md Manik[/caption] The second and final Test will begin on September 4 in Chittagong. Prior to the Test series, Australia will contest a two-day practice game against the BCB XI, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_157175" align="aligncenter" width="800"] BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed that Steven Smith's men landed at 10:50pm DHAKA TRIBUNE[/caption] Bangladesh will be playing a Test series against Australia for the first time in 11 years. Australia will leave Bangladesh on September 9.