Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan said there has been no communication between his board and the England and Wales Cricket Board recently, which can put England's scheduled tour of Bangladesh in jeopardy.
Concerns were raised in media and among the Bangladesh supporters on Friday after England limited-over captain Eoin Morgan stated that he would like to skip the tour over security concerns.
“There has been no communication whatsoever between the BCB and the ECB recently. What I know is that they are supposed to send us a squad [today] so that security can be arranged for each member of the team,” Nazmul told a private television channel at his Gulshan residence on Friday.
Morgan on Thursday told the English media: "I have been to places before when things have become a distraction and once or twice when that has been security, and when it has been I told myself I would not put myself in that situation again.
"Playing international cricket - or any cricket - is not about worrying about different things, it should be the best time of your life, it should be something that you are looking forward to and wanting to do well in and are able to focus on."
Meanwhile, the BCB has decided to reward the Bangladesh Under-16 women footballers for their brilliant performance in the just-concluded Asian Football Confederation U-16 Women’s Championship Group C Qualifiers. The BCB has decided to reward each members of the U-16 team Tk one lac.
A total of six countries – Iran, Chinese Taipei, the United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore and hosts Bangladesh - took part in the 10-day long qualifiers, which was held in Dhaka. The Bangladesh girls remained unbeaten to make history and qualify for the main round.
“We have the money ready and wanted to give if before Eid. But the BFF (Bangladesh Football Federation) said us to hand over the money during a ceremony which they have already planned after Eid with the presence of our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” informed BCB chief Nazmul.
“This is BCB’s small attempt to encourage the family of those girls to let them continue the game. Most of them came from families with financial crises so I think this token of appreciation will encourage them to let their girls continue the game which they are playing brilliantly,” he added.