Australia Test players sent back to states

30 September,2015

RTNN News Desk: Cricket Australia has directed Australia's Test squad to re-join their state squads for training as deliberations on the proposed tour of Bangladesh continue.

The 15 players lead by Steve Smith was set to fly out on Monday morning for Bangladesh, but they delayed the tour due to security concern.

A cancelled tour would cause a ripple effect throughout the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, cricket.com.au reported.

Those players could then be moved into the new CA XI team.


The security delegation of Cricket Australia, the governing body for cricket in Australia, was recalled from Dhaka on Tuesday, with no decision yet on the postponed two-Test tour of Bangladesh.

CA's Head of Security Sean Carroll, Australian team manager Gavin Dovey and team security manager Frank Dimasi had spent Monday in high-level talks with Bangladesh's top security and intelligence authorities.

They will brief Australia's Test players and CA officials on their return to Melbourne.

Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said he remained optimistic the tour would proceed as planned, with the first Test due to start on October 9 in Chittagong.

"We have assured them the highest level of security and I don't think any other country has ever offered a team such a level of security. If they don't come despite all of that it will be disappointing," Nazmul said.

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