ECB to monitor Bangladesh security situation


The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is monitoring the security situation in Bangladesh ahead of October's tour.

On Friday, 20 hostages and two police officers were killed in a reported terror attack at a restaurant in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.

England are scheduled to play three one-day internationals and two Test matches in Bangladesh in October.

"The safety and security of our players and management is always of paramount importance to ECB and this applies to all teams representing England on overseas tours," an ECB spokesman said.

"We will continue to monitor and assess the situation in Bangladesh over the coming weeks and months and will undertake a thoroughgoing and robust pre-tour inspection of planned security arrangements for the England team.

"We will also continue to work closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office [FCO] and should our Director of Security, Reg Dickason, or the FCO, advise that the environment is not acceptably safe or the right measures not in place, we would take the appropriate steps."