Cricket Australia’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit manager (ACSU) Sean Carroll on Tuesday has somehow expressed his satisfaction over the security arrangements put in first place by hosts Bangladesh, as Australia is scheduled to play two-match Test series which will kick off from late August this year.
“We are working together with the BCB in order to ensure that the series takes place. There was a meeting with the Australian High Commission. I am happy with the arrangement that was in place for England,” Carroll was quoted as saying by Dhaka Tribune.
Carroll, who has been the detective in the Victorian police, has also met Bangladesh’s Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque while reviewing the security arrangements.
“I am here to ensure security arrangement. Bangladesh is to give us a security plan,” Carroll added.
Carroll, who hinted to have the security which was provided to England when they visited Bangladesh in October last year. It becomes, the security official is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh. Carroll has further met Australian High Commission alongside hosts Ministry of Home Affairs.
Based on the routine check of the security panning out in the country, IGP has vowed Carroll of fool-proof security for Steven Smith-led side.
Moreover, Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury revealed the security in place has impressed the security reviewing team from Australia.
“The IGP has assured fool-proof security arrangement and if needed, it will be beefed up. At the moment they (CA) are more than happy with the arrangement we have in place. The CA delegate is here to ensure the arrangement,” Nizamuddin stated.
The report suggested Bangladesh national body will also finalise the schedule of the tour before Carroll with his colleagues will visit Bangladesh to take the stock of the situation and facilities in July.
Earlier, the same tour was cancelled owing to the security threats in 2015 just two days before the Australian team was planning to go ahead.
On his second day of the visit, Carroll is expected to visit one of the Test venues Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur before meeting the higher authorities of the Bangladesh security officials which include Rapid Action Battalion and prime security leg of the country in the form of Detective Branch.
In 2016, Australia refused to send its Under-19 team to Bangladesh, as the World Cup was scheduled in Bangladesh owing to security concerns. Carroll also visited Bangladesh in October to review the security situation after England’s month-long series concluded