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Cricketers safe

The WICB and WIPA today indicated the West Indies team and officials were safe amid reported unrest in Bangladesh.

ST. JOHN’S – Following reports of violence in Bangladesh today, the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players’ Association jointly gave the assurance that the West Indies players and members of the Team Management Unit were all safe and that at no time was their security under threat.

In a release the regional bodies revealed that as a measure of extreme precaution, the Bangladesh Cricket Board had 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 indicated that the situation had been contained and was under control and that under the circumstances the Test match would proceed as scheduled.

Security personnel to meet

A meeting with the Team Management, the BCB security personnel and the WICB security personnel was scheduled for Wednesday morning, Bangladesh time.

“Purely as part of the measures of extreme precaution, the BCB security personnel have advised the team members to remain indoors. The team has conformed with all security requirements whilst in Bangladesh and will continue to do so,” WIPA and the WICB indicated.

The two regional cricketing bodies stated today they would 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 would continue to provide information to the Caribbean public as the situation warranted. (windiescricket)

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