England cricket chiefs indicated on Saturday they were prepared to cancel a tour of Bangladesh after an attack saw 20 foreigners killed in the country. Hostage-takers murdered 20 foreigners, hacking many of their victims to death on Saturday.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the carnage at the start of the Eid holiday. England are due to arrive in Bangladesh on September 30 for a month-long tour that includes three ODIs and two Test matches.
But an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) spokesman made it clear that they were prepared to abandon the tour if they or the British government deemed the security situation in Bangladesh unsafe come the squad’s scheduled departure date.