England to go ahead with Bangladesh tour

The future of the tour was thrown into doubt when an attack in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, saw 20 hostages killed, with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility.

England is due to play in Bangladesh in October and November.   -  Reuters

England is to go ahead with its tour of Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Thursday.

"We can confirm that @englandcricket's tour of Bangladesh will continue as planned," said a statement on the ECB's official Twitter feed.

The future of the tour was thrown into doubt when an attack in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, saw 20 hostages killed, with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility.

An ECB delegation led by led by security adviser Reg Dickason, accompanied by director of cricket operations John Carr and David Leatherdale of the Professional Cricketers' Association recently visited Bangladesh to make their own security assessment.

Following their return, the ECB said on Thursday that the three One-Day Internationals and two Tests which England is due to play in Bangladesh in October and November before heading to India were set to go ahead as scheduled.

Australia cancelled its tour of Bangladesh in October for security reasons and then withdrew its side from the Under-19 World Cup in the country at the start of this year. England, however, fielded a team at the youth event.