England captain Jos Buttler wants the focus to be on a game of cricket instead of security concerns in their ongoing tour of Bangladesh.
England are about to play the first ODI on 7th October. The England team will be led by Jos Buttler as Eion Morgan opted out of the tour due to security concerns.
The tour was initially in jeopardy due to a terrorist attack in Dhaka in July but the England and Wales Cricket Board conducted an inspection and later gave a green signal.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has agreed to provide full-proof security to the England team and journalists. Buttler feels that cricket will take centre stage once the tour begins.
“Security is paramount when travelling to the sub-continent (but) we are always looked after well,” said Buttler.
“Obviously there is a lot of security but that’s part and parcel of making the tour okay…I think those things will go back into the background. It will be a very competitive series. “Bangladesh have been playing well in their own conditions. We need to be prepared.
“All we want to do is play cricket. Once we start, it will be very refreshing to start talking about the cricket side of things.
While talking about his captaincy debut, Buttler termed the series an exciting challenge and clarified that it is only a short term role in the absence of Morgan during the Bangladesh tour.
“It is an exciting challenge and something that I have been looking forward to.
“I have been vice-captain for the last 18 months or so.
“I have a good relation with Eoin [Morgan], and I think we share very similar views on cricket and how we like the side to play.
“It is very much a short-term thing.”
The England team will take on Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in Fatullah for a tour match before embarking on the three-match ODI series which gets underway on 7th October.