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* Tour in Bangladesh in the balance, says Sri Lanka Cricket
Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 12:58 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 04, Colombo: Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Nishantha Ranatunga says the Sri Lankan national cricket team's Bangladesh tour is in the balance due to the turbulent environment in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh opposition has vowed to boycott the general election and violence has spread in the country ahead of the elections.

He said that Sri Lanka was ready to extend support to Bangladesh but the safety of the cricketers had to be assured.

General elections in Bangladesh are scheduled to be held on 5 January 2014. Although security has been tightened with deploying of some 50,000 troops, over 100 people have been killed in the last few weeks due to escalating violence.

Ranatunga said that the decision on the tour would be taken on Monday the 6th.

Similarly, the future of the Asia Cup and the T20 World Tournament which are scheduled to be held in Bangladesh remains uncertain.

Following meeting on Saturday in Colombo the Chief Executive of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Ashraful Haq said the event will take place as planned with no change in the venue from February 25 onwards.

However, the matter will be further discussed on 9th January in Dubai after some members have consulted their governments, the ACC official said.

Sri Lanka is scheduled to tour Bangladesh from January 24 and the tour will be crucial for Bangladesh to prove their ability to provide security to the later events.

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