England's tour of Bangladesh to go ahead despite security concerns


England will tour Bangladesh in October despite security concerns, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

The ECB carried out a security review in the country following a series of deadly attacks, and consulted with players and officials on Thursday.

England play two Tests and three one-day internationals between 7 October and 1 November.

The matches will take place in Chittagong and Dhaka, where 20 hostages died when a cafe was attacked in July.

Australia postponed their Test tour of Bangladesh in October 2015 over security concerns.

Following Thursday's meeting, ECB cricket director Andrew Strauss said: "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.

"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."

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