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BCB asks Ireland about Tigers’ security plans

  • Published at 06:53 pm April 1st, 2019
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BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury briefs the media in Dhaka Monday BCB

“We have already communicated with Ireland cricket board and have asked for the security plan when Bangladesh travels there for the tri-nation series. We are expecting for them to send us the security plan soon,” said BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury to the media on Monday.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked Cricket Ireland for the security plan of Bangladesh National team’s scheduled visit of Ireland in May. The Tigers are to participate in a tri-nation ODI series involving West Indies and host Ireland ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Following the shock of a heinous terror attack in Christchurch last month, BCB had come to the decisionof ensuring proper security in place for any of its’ teams during away tours. The Bangladesh national cricketers on tour of New Zealand were lucky to survive from the Christchurch terrorist attack on March 15, which claimed at least 50 lives and scores of others injured.

“We have already communicated with Ireland cricket board and have asked for the security plan when Bangladesh travels there for the tri-nation series. We are expecting for them to send us the security plan soon,” said BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury to the media on Monday.

Nizamuddin’s statement came in at the back of New Zealand Cricket cancelled its U-19 team’s scheduled tour of Bangladesh. New Zealand U-19 team was scheduled to visit here from April 10 for a five-match one-day series. New Zealand cited the country is yet to recover from the trauma of the attack. As per reports parents of the young New Zealand cricketers might have had some reservations.

“They (New Zealand) are yet to recover from the shock for which they have decided not to send their age-level team for now and they are not prepared. They have requested us to reconsider the tour at some other time,” explained the BCB high-up.

West Indies “A” tour of Bangladesh in May has also been called off as West Indies Cricket Board cited financial crisis. However, BCB chief executive Nizamuddin refrained from making any direct comment on the WCB’s internal issue. The Caribbean side was scheduled to play three four-day matches and five one-day games during the tour.

“They have got some internal problems and it is not wise on my part to disclose it. A board can face some kind of crisis at certain point of times and it can happen to any board and we should not judge them on this basis," said the BCB official.