Test skipper of England cricket team, Alastair Cook has confirmed that he is ready and all set to tour the Bangladesh next month. Cook has shown a green signal for this tour after getting assurance from the England Cricket Board.
The England cricket board last week announced that the tour will go as per the schedule after getting a green signal from the security delegation that visited the country earlier this month. The delegation discussed their findings with the Board which they further discussed with the players before confirming that tour will go as per the schedule.
Though the Test captain Alastair Cook is ready for the tour but the limited overs captain Eoin Morgan is still in two minds and is yet to take a final call.
Morgan isn’t the first player who is reluctant to tour Bangladesh as yesterday the England fast bowler Liam Plunkett also showed worries regarding the tour as he said “People are just digesting what went on in our meeting over Bangladesh and I will have a bit more of a think once the Pakistan series is done. You pick up a paper and there’s trouble everywhere in the world so I don’t know but I’ll speak to my family once the series is done, have a good think, look into it a bit more and come up with a decision”.
ECB has taken a clear stand regarding the tour but it looks like they are yet to have a meeting with the players. They have to table a meeting with them soon before we see more players cropping up showing their worries regarding the tour.
As per the schedule, the England will land in Dhaka on September 30. Before the start of the international assignment, the England team will play a list A match on October 3 at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium at Fatullah. After that, the first ODI will be played on October 7 at Shere Bangle stadium at Mirpur. Second ODI will also be played on the same ground whereas the final ODI will be played at Chittagong.
After a rest of one week, the first test match will be played from October 20 followed by the last match of the tour which will commence on October 28. This will be a month-long tour for the English boys. From here the England will depart to India to play a test series that is scheduled to be played here.