England's tour of Bangladesh to go ahead


England's tour of Bangladesh will go ahead, despite security concerns in the South Asian country.

Attacks in Dhaka placed the tour under threat but the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the team will travel to Bangladesh in October, following a full assessment of facilities and operations.

England, who arrive in the country on September 30, will play three one-day internationals and two Test matches against Bangladesh.

In a statement released on Thursday, Andrew Strauss said: "England's Tour of Bangladesh will continue as planned.

"Safety and security of players and management are always paramount. We've received a thorough risk assessment, had excellent insight into the current situation and been fully briefed on security commitments. ECB and PCA have the utmost confidence in the advice and support we've been given.

"Tonight we discussed details with the players and management in an open meeting. They asked lots of questions, have time to ask more and will clearly want to take it all in - we understand that. Selection for the Tour will be made after the end of the summer internationals.

"We will, as always, continue to monitor the situation right up to and throughout the tour."