- Title: Police security operation greets England and Bangladesh players in Mirpur
- Date: 7th October 2016
- Summary: MIRPUR, DHAKA, BANGLADESH (OCTOBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) WIDE OF A STREET NEAR THE MIRPUR STADIUM SIGN READING (English) ‘WELCOME TO SHER-E-BANGLA NATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM’ TRAFFIC NEAR THE STADIUM BARRICADES NEAR THE STADIUM VARIOUS POLICEMEN TRYING TO CLEAR THE STREET AS PLAYERS' BUSES ARRIVE POLICE CLEAR THE BARRICADES WIDE OF TRAFFIC ON STREET NEAR THE STADIUM BANGLADESH BUS AND UNMARKED ENGLAND TEAM BUSES ARRIVING IN CONVOY SECURITY OPERATION AS BANGLADESH PLAYER BUS AND ENGLAND TEAM BUS PASS BARRICADES POLICE OFFICERS CLOSE THE ROAD WITH BARRICADES CRICKET FANS WITHOUT TICKETS CHANT AND SHOUT VARIOUS OF POLICE CHARGE FANS GATHERED AROUND TICKET OFFICE, HITTING SOME WITH STICKS VARIOUS OF FANS IN LINE FOR TICKETS ARE HIT WITH STICKS BY POLICE VARIOUS FANS LINED UP TO COLLECT THEIR TICKETS WOMEN IN QUEUE TO COLLECT TICKETS (SOUNDBITE) (Bengali) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN SAYING: "I am waiting in the queue to collect a ticket to see the match, since six o'clock in the morning I am in this queue to get a ticket." VARIOUS OF FANS IN LINE FOR TICKETS VARIOUS OF POLICE HIT FANS WITH STICKS IF THEY DECIDE THEY ARE BREAKING THE LINE FOR TICKETS FANS NEAR THE STADIUM WAITING TO ENTER TO SEE THE MATCH ENTRANCE OF THE STADIUM, STATUES OUTSIDE STADIUM FANS IN LINE TO ENTER POLICEMEN STAND GUARD AT THE ENTRANCE
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2016 10:43
- Keywords: Bangladesh England One Day International
- Location: MIRPUR, DHAKA, BANGLADESH
- City: MIRPUR, DHAKA, BANGLADESH
- Country: Bangladesh
- Topics: Cricket,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0015309MWV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Bangladesh's security forces threw barricades around the Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Friday (October 7) as England and Bangladesh teams arrived for the first of their three one-day international matches.
The series in Mirpur and Chittagong has already seen a big security operation with a cordon around the England team since their arrival in Bangladesh last week, and a security sweep of the stadium by armed forces on the eve of the opening match.
Buses carrying the host team and England players drove through the streets to the stadium on Friday with movable barricades being used to protect the approaches, and no vehicles being allowed near the stadium. Fans were also not allowed to bring bags or other objects into the stadium.
Bangladesh is looking for a safe tour by the visitors to reassure other international teams about their country.
The England and Wales Cricket Board's security delegation deemed the country was safe for the five-week tour to proceed after concerns were raised following an attack by gunmen on a cafe in Dhaka which killed 22 people in July.
But England's squad was weakened by the withdrawal of one-day captain Eoin Morgan and batsman Alex Hales due to security fears over the tour which comprises three-one day internationals and two test matches.
Muslim-majority Bangladesh faces what appears to be a growing threat of militant violence and has seen a string of incidents last year including the shooting of three foreigners, two of whom died.
Last year, Australia pulled out of their tour to Bangladesh over security concerns and did not compete in the under-19 World Cup hosted in the country for the same reasons.
Line-ups for the first one-day international between Bangladesh and England on Friday in Mirpur, Bangladesh.
England won toss and decided to bat.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mosharraf Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam
England: Jason Roy, James Vince, Ben Duckett, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (capt), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball
Referees: Anisur Rahman (Umpire), Marais Erasmus (Umpire), Aleem Dar (TV umpire), Javagal Srinath (Match referee)
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