Owing to security reason India’s tour of Bangladesh has been delayed by a day as Bangladesh government said that they would be unable to deploy the adequate security for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and for the Indian cricket team at the same time.
“There is a slight change of plan with the PM’s visit on the same day. The team will assemble in Kolkata on June 5. A day’s delay shouldn’t be a problem,” a trusted source close to team management told to a website.
Now, according to the new schedule the two day warm up match has been canceled as the team fly for Dhaka on June 8.
As per the schedule Indian team will assemble in Kolkata on June 5 for two day camp in Kolkata before leaving for Dhaka on June 7. Initially it was decided that India should first play a warm up leading into the lone Test to be held in Fatullah on June 10.
It was a coincidence that Prime Minister Modi is visiting Bangladesh on June 7 which will take up many sensitive issues with his Bangladesh counterpart. So, sensing the importance of two significant events Bangladesh government exposes their inability to host them on the same day.
A trusted source said that Bangladesh government failed to give adequate security cover to team India, so management decided to stretch the practice camp one more day in Kolkata.
“The practice games on the two days leading to the Test wouldn’t have made much of a difference,” the source signed off.
India is going to play their first series since the world cup while Bangladesh, on the other hand, has already played an international series with Pakistan in which they won the ODI series and lone T20 and lost the second Test before drawing the first. However, over all they keep their impressive performance of world cup on track. Bangladesh on home conditions is yielding remarkable results in the past few years.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s quarterfinal elimination at the hands of India was followed by erstwhile ICC President Mustafa Kamal stepping down citing ICC’s conspiracy to eliminate Bangladesh from the world cup which led to a war of comments on social networking sites between the fans of two countries. At this unique circumstance it will be very interesting to see how India approach rejuvenated Bangladesh in the forthcoming series which many hope will yield exciting matches in the hot and sultry summer.