Sri Lanka say Bangladesh tour still on

Sri Lanka Cricket carried out their own security assessment in the violence-plagued country earlier this week. The violence has also prompted speculation that the 50 over Asia Cup and the Twenty20 World Cup, which are both due to be hosted by Bangladesh between February and April.

updated: January 15, 2014 19:55 IST
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Colombo: Sri Lanka are to go ahead with a tour to Bangladesh later this month after carrying out their own security assessment in the violence-plagued country, cricket board officials said on Wednesday. (Click here for latest on cricket)

"We are very positive about playing in Bangladesh," Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga told AFP. "We look forward to playing there."

Confirmation that the tour is going ahead comes after SLC vice president Mohan de Silva and the board's former chief executive Ajith Jayasekera travelled to Bangladesh earlier this week. Ranatunga said the pair were joined by Sri Lankan diplomats as they held discussions in Dhaka about player safety for the tour.

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