Sri Lanka to assess security ahead of Bangladesh tour

Updated: 11 January 2014 20:26 IST

Dhaka has been gripped in a wave of political unrest following the general elections held there last week. In December, the West Indies Under-19 team withdrew from the tour to Bangladesh after a bomb explosion in Dhaka.

Colombo:

Two senior Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials will visit Bangladesh to make a security assessment ahead of their national cricket team's tour to the country.

A SLC spokesman said that vice-president Mohan de Silva and Ajith Jayasekera, a former CEO of SLC and national team manager, will visit Bangladesh.

Dhaka has been gripped in a wave of political unrest following the general elections held there last week. In December, the West Indies Under-19 team withdrew from the tour to Bangladesh after a bomb explosion in Dhaka.

Jayasekera, a former Sri Lanka air force senior officer, and de Silva will be submitting a report to the SLC based on their observations.

"We will ask for security guarantees and will go on the tour. We have to show solidarity with Bangladesh as a country which has experienced similar situations," Nishantha Ranatunga, the SLC Secretary said.

Sri Lanka are scheduled to play two Tests and two Twenty20 Internationals in Bangladesh between January 27 and February 14.

Topics : Cricket
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