Former coach of Bangladesh cricket team and former England batsman Mal Loye has revealed the reason why he left his job as the coach of the Bangladesh cricket team. He reveals that he left his job due to security issues. He was concerned about his security due to increased attacks on westerners.
It is to be noted that Loye had a long term plan with Bangladesh as he was quite excited before taking over the job as the Bangladesh team had a good run in the world cup and also whitewashed Pakistan in ODI series. Loye was excited but security concerns forced him to leave the job.
Loye was appointed as coach of the Bangladesh team in May 2015.
“The week I left, the Australia team didn’t turn up because the terrorists had planned to take us out when we had an event sorted with the touring team,
“The Australian Government saw the plans from the underworld guys about what was going to happen. The plans didn’t work out for the terrorists because the Australia team didn’t arrive there.
“The Italians got shot that week. The terrorists obviously thought they’d take a few people out while they were there. That was enough for me. I knew after the shootings that my freedom as a westerner had gone” tells Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper.
His comments have come after the England team has agreed to travel to Bangladesh next month after getting security clearances from the delegation that visited Bangladesh earlier this month.
Though England team has agreed to travel the country but last year the Australian team abandoned the tour at the last moment citing security issues. Australian board did not even send their under 19 teams for ICC under 19 world cup played in Bangladesh earlier this year.