Sri Lanka in Bangladesh 2013-14

SLC security team visits Bangladesh

Mohammad Isam

January 12, 2014

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A view of the Sylhet Stadium during the Victory Day T20 Cup, Sylhet, December 23, 2013
Sylhet might be dropped as a venue as it isn't part of the security team's plans © BCB

Sri Lanka Cricket's two-member security committee has arrived in Dhaka on Sunday, a day earlier than scheduled, to inspect the venues for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka. According to sources in the Bangladesh Cricket Board, former SLC CEO Ajit Jayasekara and vice-president Mohan de Silva will be visiting the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong and the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka over the next two days.

Sylhet, the original venue for the first ODI on February 17, is not in their schedule, which effectively rules out the northeastern town's debut as an international venue.

The inspection is the final hurdle for the tour, after the violence due to the political situation in Bangladesh raised questions about it. SLC president Jayantha Dharmadasa said earlier this week that they would heed the inspection team's recommendations before giving the green signal.

This followed the BCB's announcement earlier the same day that SLC had given them the go-ahead for the tour.

Meanwhile, The Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the country's main opposition party till today, have withdrawn their countrywide blockade after Sunday.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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Posted by wapuser on (January 13, 2014, 16:49 GMT)

all will be ok i belive..because its begining from the prime minister all people loves cricket in bangladesh!

Posted by Rezaul on (January 13, 2014, 15:57 GMT)

Just to all curious and concerned fans across, the current situation in Bangladesh is pretty calm right now. And its going to be better and better from now on since all political chaos are over now, as election was done, new government has taken charge, opposition called off all strike/blockade. So, nothing to be worried. Cheer up!

Posted by Baundele on (January 13, 2014, 14:05 GMT)

Bangladesh's condition is pretty calm at the moment. The election is over. Strikes etc. are also stopped.

Posted by priceless1 on (January 13, 2014, 12:31 GMT)

if the series go ahead as planned , its going to be very intersting one , i believe BD are ahead and better team than the SL in ODI cricket ( and may be in T20 as well specialy when playing in BD)

Posted by   on (January 13, 2014, 10:55 GMT)

as Cricket Lover of Bangladesh, i would like to mentioned one things that, In Bangladesh current political unrest its almost been finished. the issue was just "General Election" meter. but who ever doing such things that's a political issue. But we have one thing where we all peoples are gather in One place, One Mind and One ambition that, "Go Tigers Go". May political support are different, But for CRICKET is for all of us. More then 11 corer Bangladeshis are Cricket Lover especially the Young generations. We love our Cricket and where we are in same platform.

Posted by   on (January 13, 2014, 8:37 GMT)

As a Pakistani supporter i will like to ask all the Sri lankan supporter's, when your country was in the same satuation ( i should say worst then pakistan current satuation ,was face to face stree fights all over sri lanka) who was the one who supported you guys and come to sri lanka and play and that satuation? if you still didnt get your answer please google it and you will have your answer... im not in the favor of sending any teams to bangladesh but just by the way !

Posted by ms2000 on (January 13, 2014, 4:51 GMT)

Sri Lanka should not take chances with the cricketers. Lahor is nigtmare that all wil remember for a long time to come. Please say NO to bangaladesh. This is not the time. Letthem settle their problems first

Posted by Hareendra on (January 13, 2014, 4:31 GMT)

Why is it that the Sri Lankan team is always guinea pigs when it comes to security matters? The team escaped a horror situation in Pakistan, not too long ago. Now they want to do the same thing in Bangladesh.

Sri Lankan politicians only want to please Bangladesh. They do not care about the Cricketers.

Posted by Kalua22 on (January 13, 2014, 4:21 GMT)

N so did the Pakistanis say the same thing...n we all know what happened then...even if theres a 10% chance nothing will 1 should put there life at risk...not even for cricket...better to be safe...than sorry...

Posted by skwalid on (January 13, 2014, 2:58 GMT)

we the Bangladeshi's just love cricket...

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