Bangladesh is among the nations that has faced serious terrorist attacks recently. This was the reason the Bangladesh Cricket Board was under constant pressure and stress through the last month, as the England Cricket team was on tour of the nation. The matches were held amidst intense fears of security breaches and any unexpected or probable insurgency incidence. Following the July attack in Dhaka, there was a sheer doubt over the international matches as the ground condition seemed to be quite volatile. There was a setback from Captain Eoin Morgan and his likes who opted to back out from the tour due to security issues. However, the England team arrived in the country and made themselves home as they got ready for the matches.
Bangladesh came up with intense and strong security collaborating with government backed forces. There was a streak of joy when home team racked up a 108-run victory in the second Test. As the team won, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, chief executive of BCB expressed his joy stating that their endeavor did not went fruitless and it was a huge success. He said that the board did everything to make the tour successful and the victory brought a sense of great comfort and relief. The England team was in Bangladesh after long attempt by BCB to make them visit the country. Notedly, Australia cancelled a tour to Bangladesh last year stating safety issues. The prime concern for Bangladesh was a probable Pakistan like situation, which manifested after the notorious attack on Sri Lanka team in 2009.
As per Chowdhury, hosting cricket matches is a "big challenge" for the BCB but they are now being praised by the England Cricket Board for making the recent tour successful. He said that ECB, the players as well as the officials have applauded the board's effort. Mr. Chowdhury further emphasized that the recent tour of England to Bangladesh has proved that the country is an "absolutely perfect" venue for any international event.
Bangladesh played the international Test matches after 15 months. The team faced a heavy blow when Australia refused to tour the nation for a test series. These are also the reasons for Bangladesh poor Test record. In the recent tournament, the team notched only their eight victory in their entire Test history of 95 matches. Bangladesh Captain, Mushfiqur Rahim also pleaded more teams to play with his squad earlier. He rightly pointed out that it was the only way to improve their performances.
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