Cricket Australia (CA) have moved to allay fears about August’s scheduled Test tour of Bangladesh after Australia’s 13-player squad was named on Friday.
Australia postponed their Test tour of Bangladesh in 2015 amid safety and security concerns, but appear set to go ahead with two matches in August.
CA Executive General Manager Pat Howard said: “The Bangladesh Cricket Board and the Bangladesh Government have provided satisfactory levels of assurance and security for this tour to proceed at this stage, and we’re very grateful to them for this.
“We will continue to work with them to finalise plans but also monitor advice from Government agencies and our own security advisors about the security risk.
“Our number one priority will always be the safety and security of our players and support staff when travelling to any country.
“Players selected for this tour will continue to receive regular security status updates prior to travelling.
“Selectors have also chosen this Bangladesh squad irrespective and independent of the status of the MOU.
“We are working towards a resolution being in place by 30 June and look forward to continuing to support these players to perform at their very best on the global stage.”