Cricket: ECB security delegation arrives
England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB's) security delegation arrived today at Bangladesh to hold a string of meetings with local security agencies.
The delegation comprising of security advisor Reg Dickason, Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) chief executive David Leatherdale and ECB's director of cricket operations John Carr landed at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 12 pm, reports our correspondent.
ECB's security delegation will have meetings with local security agencies, the UK and Australian high commissions and Bangladesh's home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, the BCB had said earlier.
The BCB's media chairman Jalal Yunus said that the board would facilitate meetings with other top officials if the delegation made a request. The visit is likely to extend to three days.
"We have been in constant communication with the ECB for the past few months," Yunus said. "Their meeting with the British and Australian High Commissions, the home minister and the security agencies will be of importance.”
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is upbeat as they believe terrorism is now a global predicament and sports cannot stop for it. They were hopeful because ECB sent England's Under-19 team to participate in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in January this year in Bangladesh after Australia had withdrawn their youth side on the heels of postponing their senior team's tour scheduled for October 2015 due to security concerns.