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Bangladesh unlikely to tour Sri Lanka in July -- official

AFP  |  Dhaka 

cricket authorities said Saturday they are unlikely to proceed with a planned tour to in July citing fears that the country could be hit by another attack after last month's devastating bombings.

Bangladesh's one-day international series in was scheduled to take place in July, having been brought forward from December.

But the fate of the series has been thrown into doubt following the April 21 Sunday attacks in churches and hotels that killed more than 250 people.

"There is only one problem about Sri Lanka: the kind of situation is there, there's no question of going there. Not only Bangladesh, I don't think any team will play there," Cricket Board told reporters in

"If the situation calms down, they assure us and our security team gives clearance, we will see. At the moment we don't have any plan to go there," he added.

The national team narrowly avoided being caught in the mosque attacks of March 15 that killed 51 people.

Bangladesh's players and officials came within 50 metres (yards) of the in Christchurch in March before a suspected white supremacist began indiscriminately shooting Muslim worshippers.

They were in the city to play a Test match, which was promptly cancelled.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 21:56 IST