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12:19 PM, September 27, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:01 PM, September 27, 2015

Australia’s fear ‘baseless’: Home minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today ruled out Australia’s “militancy fear” as “baseless” in view of the country’s cricket team touring Bangladesh.

There is no such militant threat in Bangladesh, he told reporters at secretariat a day after Australian board delayed its scheduled tour citing “security threat”.

Australian government claimed they had intelligence of militant groups might target the country’s cricket team in Bangladesh after arrival.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was surprised at the decision that came just days before the visiting team was scheduled to depart for the tour on Monday.

The board has asserted there has been no security alarm and seemed confident that the Test series will continue as scheduled.

Australia was scheduled to play a three-day warm up match against BCB XI on October 3 before beginning two Test match series on October 9 in Chittagong and October 17 in Dhaka.

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