cricket-news

Violence-plagued Bangladesh to remain Asia Cup venue

Islamabad, Jan. 4 : Asian Cricket Council has reportedly said that Bangladesh would remain the venue for next month's Asia Cup despite rising violence in the nation due to political unrest.


The council chiefs further announced the addition of Afghanistan as the fifth team in the regional one-day tournament.

According to Dawn News, some observers had expected that officials would move the tournament out of Bangladesh following an outbreak of violent protests and strikes in the capital Dhaka ahead of elections scheduled on Sunday.

However, Council chief executive Ashraful Huq said that the tournament will go ahead as scheduled in Bangladesh from February 25 to March 7, adding that everything is in place for the tournament.

Huq further said that the Bangladesh Cricket Board had made a detailed security presentation at the executive board meeting.

On addition of Afghanistan in Asia's four Test nations, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, in the 50-over tournament, Huq said that their participation will encourage them for the bigger tests ahead.

Bangladesh is also due to host the World Twenty20 tournament from March 16 to April 6, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 04-01-2014)

cricket-news headlines

Maxwell stars again in Kings XI Punjab's big win

IPL: 3-member panel to be proposed by BCCI to SC

Kings beat RR by 7 wickets

BCCI to meet over IPL probe

IPL: Delhi Daredevils clinches thriller

BCCI names Ravi Shastri in three-member probe panel

Kings XI Punjab elect to bowl against Rajasthan Royals

Duminy takes Daredevils home against KKR

Smith all praises for Gerrard's 'loyalty, pride, passion' following Liverpool visit

Eoin Morgan credits IPL 'pressure' for helping 'long-term' cricket career

IPL: RCB beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

'Mentor' Akram hails 'special' KKR ahead of IPL clash against Delhi Daredevils

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top