BCB boss hopes for fresh dates
BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon yesterday reaffirmed the board's commitment to the safety and security of the Australian national team.
“We have left no stone unturned in providing assurance regarding security for the Australian team,” Papon said in a fresh statement released by the BCB.
“The Bangladesh government has committed additional security on top of the substantial and elaborate arrangements in the BCB's standard security plan for international cricket. For the team [Australia] the level has been confirmed as VVIP which is equivalent to security accorded to heads of states and is unprecedented for any international side.
“We are still hopeful that a fresh date for arrival of its team will be declared by Cricket Australia (CA) and we will see some exciting cricket on the ground soon. The cricketers, fans and everyone associated with cricket deserve that.
“Risks of untoward occurrences and threats are an unfortunate reality in today's world and can happen anywhere. That is why we have placed utmost importance on preventive methods and actions. We firmly believe that there is no reason for this tour to not go ahead after the extensive effort that has gone into the security arrangements,” he added.