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    Australian cricket tour of Bangladesh doubtful after death of Italian aid worker

    The likelihood of Australia's two-Test series against Bangladesh getting underway - in Bangladesh, at least - appeared remote after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the slaying of an Italian aid worker in Dhaka on Wednesday.
    The death occurred as some members of Steve Smith's Test squad have said they don't want to tour Bangladesh, a nation that has struggled with a series of attacks on bloggers who've been critical of religious extremism.
    Aid worker Cesare Tavella was ambushed by three men who fired at least three shots at him as he jogged through the city's diplomatic quarter.
    His death follows Cricket Australia's decision on Saturday to delay the tour after receiving advice from ASIO and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding concerns for Australian "interests" in Bangladesh.
    CA's three-man delegation returned from their fact-finding mission on Tuesday night. They are reporting to the CA board and it was expected the earliest a decision would be made was on Thursday.
    The team is split over the fate of the tour. Some players are keen to go, others are worried.
    One option that could be put to Bangladesh is they follow Pakistan's lead and play the games in Dubai, although the Bangladeshis could fear that would condemn them to forgoing international cricket in their nation, as happened to Pakistan.
    Pakistan became a no-go zone for international teams after terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan squad, coached by Australian Trevor Bayliss, in 2009. Five policeman were killed and seven cricketers injured in Lahore when terrorists opened fire on the team bus.
    While CA chief executive James Sutherland and his Bangladesh Cricket Board counterpart Nizam Uddin Chowdhury were in contact on Wednesday, former Australian Test cricketer Gavin Robertson said while CA had handled the situation intelligently it would be a big call to send the team after the aid worker's death.
    "If DFAT say this is a worry and then you find the people who you're talking about make a claim they've killed somebody, how do you send them?" said Robertson.
    "How do you as a member of the board and knowing what happened to Trevor Bayliss [and the Sri Lankans], and aware of what DFAT have said, make the decision to go?"
    Hours before Tavella's execution the British government advised its officials in Bangladesh "to limit attendance at events where Westerners may gather".
    After the shooting, the US embassy in Dhaka ordered its employees to "shelter in place" and to avoid "large gatherings in Bangladesh". The American International School in Dhaka was closed while security was tightened in the diplomatic quarter.
    On Wednesday Australia's 15-man squad was told to re-join their state squads. It's expected the likes of Smith, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell will re-enforce the Matador Cup one-day competition that starts for NSW on Monday when they play a CA XI, made up of the game's "best of the rest" young players, at Bankstown Oval.


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    [MENTION=126]PoKeMon[/MENTION] [MENTION=219]Naveed[/MENTION]

    BD under Sheikh Haseene has been great ally of India. The cancellation of tour will affect the image of PM.
    Shouldn't BCCI intervene & ask Aussies to go ahead with the tour.. BD is the safest islamic country in region.. 1 odd incident shouldnt be used as ploy to cancel the tour.

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    Re: Australian cricket tour of Bangladesh doubtful after death of Italian aid worker

    [MENTION=9415]Mohan Tiwari[/MENTION]

    Jamatis are raking up violence and India can offer no guarantee to Aussies especially when radicalisation is all time high in BDesh. ISIS is finding the foothold.

    I wish BDesh comes out winning soon.
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    Re: Australian cricket tour of Bangladesh doubtful after death of Italian aid worker

    Australia scrap Bangladesh tour on security scare



    SYDNEY: Australia called off a two-Test tour of Bangladesh on Thursday citing security concerns after official warnings militants may attack Western interests.

    Cricket Australia said that advice from the country's security and intelligence organisation and department of foreign affairs about an increased risk for the team meant this month's matches could not proceed.

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    Re: Australian cricket tour of Bangladesh doubtful after death of Italian aid worker

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    Australia scrap Bangladesh tour on security scare



    SYDNEY: Australia called off a two-Test tour of Bangladesh on Thursday citing security concerns after official warnings militants may attack Western interests.

    Cricket Australia said that advice from the country's security and intelligence organisation and department of foreign affairs about an increased risk for the team meant this month's matches could not proceed.
    Now others will do the same.

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    Re: Australian cricket tour of Bangladesh doubtful after death of Italian aid worker

    Now Bangla have the same problem as Pakistan.

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    Re: Australian cricket tour of Bangladesh doubtful after death of Italian aid worker

    Bangladesh has no any problem. This is a simple matter. I am Bangladeshi and i know about my country. Bangladesh is really a peaceful country. You can say me that, if Bangladesh a peace country the why italian man was died..I can say you one thing just, Every country has some criminal..So our country has too.

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