Bangladesh reassures West Indies cricket team after riot

Bangladesh has assured the West Indian players that there is no cause for fear after riots broke out near their hotel as police lashed with demonstrators.

updated: November 14, 2012 19:30 IST
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Bangladesh has beefed up security around the visiting West Indies cricket team and sought to allay players' fears after riots outside their hotel, officials and police said on Wednesday.

The violence in the capital Dhaka occurred when demonstrators from the opposition Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami clashed with police on Tuesday, leaving dozens injured, including seven police officers.

"We have assured the West Indies team management and security personnel that there was nothing to worry about the team's security," Mesbahuddin Serniabat, security director for the Bangladesh Cricket Board, told AFP.

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