Bangladesh president remains hopeful on England tour


Bangladesh remain confident England will go through with October's tour of the country despite concerns following terror attacks in Dhaka on Friday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said it is monitoring the security situation after 20 hostages and two police officers were killed at a restaurant in Bangladesh's capital.

England are due to play three one-day internationals and two Test matches in October, and Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan believes the matches will take place.

"It is a very unfortunate incident for Bangladesh. We never imagined such a thing could happen in this country," Hassan said.

"I have seen England's reaction, which is quite normal. We would have done the same thing if we were in their position.

"Even after the Paris attacks, the game didn't stop there. Sport will go on. England are coming after three months, by which time the situation in Bangladesh will get better.

"It's very hard to say which place is safe and which is not. Whatever the situation is, I've always said that our security has to be strengthened.

"We have to provide maximum security. I don't see any reason why sport should be stopped."