West Indies Players Safe Amid Violence in Bangladesh
Following reports of violence in Bangladesh on Tuesday, November 13th, the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players’ Association assured the Caribbean public, that the West Indies players and members of the Team Management Unit are all safe and that at no time was their security under threat.
As a measure of extreme precaution however, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has put additional security measures in place.
The WICB and WIPA have been in contact with the team, as well as with security experts who provide consultative services to the cricket fraternity.
The area in which the violence occurred is not within close proximity to the team hotel, or the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium at which the first Test match is currently taking place.
All reports received by both WICB and WIPA indicate that the situation has been contained, and is under control and that under the circumstances the Test match will proceed as scheduled.
The WICB and WIPA said that they wish to reiterate their joint assurance to the public that, the West Indies team is safe and has not been under any threat at any time.
The WICB and WIPA said that they will continue to monitor the situation and remain in contact with the players and the members of the Team Management Unit, the BCB and all other relevant personnel, and will continue to provide information to the Caribbean public as the situation warrants.